Accessible Fishing in Nevada

This section contains information about Special Fishing Permits for disabled, and accessible fishing sites in wildlife management areas, lakes, ponds, streams, etc. that have ADA ramps or entrances for people to fish and clean fish from.

The State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) supervisors have a case by case reasonable accommodations process for the disabled.

Permits & Licenses

  • Nevada Special Fishing Permit (disabled groups eligibility) – eligible non-profit groups include clubs, foundations, programs, educational institutions or other social groups operated for the benefit of children, or that will use the permit for the benefit of adults with disabilities.
  • Resident Severely Disabled Person Fishing License – For persons with a severe physical disability which materially limits gainful employment.
  • Resident Severely Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing License – For persons with a severe physical disability which materially limits gainful employment.
  • Disabled Veteran Fishing or Combination Hunting and Fishing License – for resident veterans who have incurred a 50 percent or more service-connected disability.

Accessible Fishing Sites

Western Nevada

  • Sparks Marina (Sparks, NV) – one fishing pier at the southwest end of the lake
  • Paradise Pond (Sparks, NV) – two concrete fishing platforms on the east side of the north pond.
  • Virginia Lake (Reno, NV) – one fishing pier on the east side
  • Marilyn’s Pond (Reno, NV) – one fishing pier
  • Verdi Pond at Crystal Peak Park (Verdi, Nevada)– 3 accessible ramps and piers
  • Mitch Park Pond (Gardnerville, NV) – one concrete fishing platform
  • Baily Fishing Pond (Carson City, NV) – one fishing pier
  • Mason Valley WMA (Yerington): One ADA accessible boat ramp at North Pond. The front dike at Hinkson Slough, Bass Pond and North Pond can be accessed quite easily by the ADA. ADA duck blind at Redhead, Humboldt Campground has an ADA bathroom.
    Four ADA accessible bathrooms
    1. one at Hinkson Slough
    2. one at the Sandridge Campground
    3. one at the Shoveler Parking Area
    4. one by the boat ramp and campground for North Pond

Southern Nevada

  • Lake Mohave - On the Nevada side of Lake Mohave, Cottonwood Cove has ADA accessible boat docks, fish cleaning stations, restrooms, marina, and restaurant.

    On the Arizona side of Lake Mohave, both Willow Beach and Katherine's Landing have the same amenities as Cottonwood Cove and ADA accessible fishing piers.
  • Lake Mead - The marinas in Lake Mead are constantly changing due to continuous fluctuations in lake elevations.
  • Las Vegas - Las Vegas just completed a renovation at Lorenzi which may include additional ADA improvements.
  • Boulder City - Boulder City Pond at the Veterans Memorial park in Boulder City has accessible restroom facilities and accessible fishing around the pond via a paved path. There is an ADA accessible fishing dock in the Boulder Beach Fishing Dock with railing.

Eastern Nevada

  • Cave Lake (Ely, NV - White Pine County) – ADA pier and disabled parking.


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