FAQs

Are there limitations on the number of people and vehicles at a campsite?
Campsites are limited to a maximum of two vehicles and eight people. At the discretion of the park supervisor and upon request, the number of vehicles and/or people per site may vary. Two motorcycles will be allowed to occupy a single camp site if the camping fee is paid, plus the appropriate day fee for the second motorcycle.

Is firewood available in the park?
Firewood may be available at some parks, however, firewood gathering is prohibited in all parks. Please contact the park directly to determine if firewood is available.

Can I build a fire?
Fires are permitted in all Nevada State Parks campgrounds, although fires must be contained in the provided fire ring. Firewood log length is limited to 20 inches and burning of pallets is not permitted. Please also be aware of current fire restrictions that are posted on this website when in effect.

Are special event charges separate?
There is no charge beyond the park entry for interpretive programs or special events presented by Nevada State Parks. Events of a commercial nature, such as concerts and plays, will include a charge in addition to the park entry fee.

Does Nevada State Parks have a reservation system?
The park system does not have a reservation system at this time. Campsites are available only on a first-come, first-served basis. Park staff will make every reasonable effort to accommodate campers during periods when campgrounds are at capacity.

Do any of the parks have WiFi?
WiFi is not currently available in any Nevada State Park. WiFi installation is now underway at Valley of Fire State Park and the addition of WiFi at other parks will take place starting in 2017.

Do you have gift shops available?
Gift shops are currently located at Valley of Fire, Lake Tahoe-Sand Harbor, Cathedral Gorge, Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort and Berlin-Ichthyosaur. A smaller selection of park merchandise is available at a satellite gift shop located at Wild Horse. In 2017, satellite stores will open at Lahontan, Mormon Station, Washoe Lake, Fort Churchill, Big Bend and South Fork.

Which parks provide hook-ups?
Hook-ups are available at Cathedral Gorge, Valley of Fire, Echo Canyon and Big Bend of the Colorado State Parks. Plans are to also install hook-ups at Washoe Lake, Dayton, Spring Valley, South Fork, Kershaw-Ryan, Fort Churchill and Ward Charcoal Ovens

Can I bring my dog?
Leashed dogs are welcome at most Nevada State Parks. Dogs are not permitted at Sand Harbor from April 15th through October 15th due to the high volume of visitors.

Can I metal detect?
Metal detecting is permitted in designated areas with the permission of the park supervisor. Please contact the individual park directly with any questions you may have.

Can I fly a drone?
Use of drones is prohibited in Nevada State Parks unless a commercial use permit is in effect and all applicable FAA regulations apply.

Is there a boating speed limit on reservoirs?
Boating is restricted to 5 mph or “flat wake” at all Nevada State Parks with the exception of Rye Patch, Lahontan and Big Bend of the Colorado.

Is there hunting?  If so, where?
Shotgun only hunting is permitted during established seasons and only within designated areas of Fort Churchill, Spring Valley, Washoe Lake, Cave Lake, South Fork and Lahontan. Information on specific shooting zones is available through the individual park supervisor. Non-game hunting is not permitted in any state park.

Are there tips for interacting with coyotes and other wildlife?
This website provides tips on how to interact with any coyotes or other wildlife you may encounter.

What are the fees I pay used for?
User fees contribute to a portion of the total funding required to maintain and operate Nevada’s State Parks and represent only one of many funding sources that in combination provide the services, facilities and resources available for your enjoyment.

Can you accommodate individuals with disabilities?
Individuals with developmental and/or physical limitations are invited to enjoy all of the recreational activities of Nevada State Parks. If you would like to request additional support or accommodation, please call the park system headquarters at (775) 684-2793. Nevada State Parks continually seeks ways to provide recreational opportunities for people of all abilities and welcomes any suggestions you may have.

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