National Get Outdoors and Free Fishing Day in Nevada State Parks on Saturday, June 8

CARSON CITY, Nev. – National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) is June 8.

Celebrate America’s Great Outdoors and encourage kids and families to explore the outdoors. Nevada State Parks will have events such as stargazing, geo-caching, bird watch, evening campfire programs, and guided hikes. Come out and bring the kids to a state park and participate in an outdoor program.  Park entrance fees may apply to some of the park programs.  See our web site at for a list of the events.

Nevada’s state parks are also waiving the entrance fee for Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 8. “Fishing is still one of our great pastimes and is an excellent way to get families and children into our parks,” said Dave Morrow, administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks. “In support of Free Fishing Day, all of our water-based parks are participating by giving free entrance to visitors for the day who show fishing poles at park entrances.”

State parks with fishing opportunities include:

  • Washoe Lake
  • Sand Harbor and the Lake Tahoe Backcountry (Spooner and Hobart)
  • Rye Patch
  • Lahontan
  • South Fork
  • Wild Horse
  • Cave Lake
  • Spring Valley
  • Echo Canyon
  • Beaver Dam
  • Big Bend of the Colorado

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 24 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.