Places to Go
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
67% of Nevada is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on your behalf for YOUR BENEFIT! Whether you’re interested in camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, rock hounding, off-roading, recreational shooting, or horseback riding learn more about the recreational opportunities you have available to you on BLM managed public land.
United States Forest Service (USFS)
The United States Forest Service (FS) manages the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest which spans seven districts making up nearly 8% of Nevada! Forest Service managed public land offers you a variety of camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, backpacking and many other recreational opportunities that vary between each district. See the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest visitor’s guide or select from one of the seven district recreation information pages listed below.
Nevada State Parks
Nevada boasts 27 fantastic state parks managed by Nevada State Parks located throughout the state, each offering a variety of activities for you, your friends, and family. If you’re looking for camping, hiking and fishing opportunities in eastern Nevada Cave Lake might be your spot. If you’re more of a beachgoer wanting to visit Lake Tahoe Sand Harbor is your ticket. If you need something close to Las Vegas that is a camping, hiking, and rock climbing outpost, try Valley of Fire. If you’re ambitious enough, take on the Passport Challenge by picking up a free park passport before you hit the road! Get your Passport stamped at 15 different state parks and earn a free annual pass!
National Wildlife Refuges
Nevada is home to nine national wildlife refuges. Look no further than the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) website. The USFWS offers a searchable index of all our country’s national wildlife refuges as well as dedicated pages for 41 different types of recreational activities you can enjoy on USFWS managed lands! Each refuge is unique offering different recreational opportunities including some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in our state! Learn more about Nevada’s national wildlife refuges including maps, contact information and the variety of recreational opportunities each has to offer by visiting each refuge’s webpage listed below.
- Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Ash Meadows National Wildlife
- Desert National Wildlife Refuge
- Fallon National Wildlife Refuge
- Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge
- Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
- Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
- Stillwater Refuge National Wildlife Refuge
Wildlife Management Areas
There are 13 Wildlife Management Area’s managed by NDOW just waiting for you to come see! Birding, fishing, camping, and hunting are all activities to enjoy on Nevada Wildlife Management Areas. No matter where you live in Nevada there is a wildlife management area nearby that you need to visit!
Nevada is home to a pair of incredible, can’t miss, national parks. If you head towards the southern border of the state, you will find Death Valley National Park which is famous for being the hottest place on planet Earth in the summer! In contrast to that Great Basin National Park is made up of a diverse montane landscape that is home to the oldest tree in the world. The National Park Service also manages the Lake Mead National Recreation Area which offers opportunities to have fun on the water, Hoover Dam, and incredible scenery!