Planning and Development
Lahontan State Recreation Area Development Plan Update
Virrtual Open House
Do you recreate at Lahontan State Recreation Area? What type of activities do you engage in? If you had a magic wand, what would you like to see at Lahontan? Help us plan the future of Lahontan by visiting the virtual open house and telling us what you think. Participants will be entered to win a Nevada State Parks All Access Pass, which includes free entrance, camping and boating for an entire year.
Lahontan State Recreation Area (LSRA) is located 55 miles east of Carson City and has approximately 350,000 visitors a year. The majority of LSRA is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and managed by Nevada Division of State Parks (NDSP) through a Management Agreement. The agreement requires NDSP to provide a Reservoir Area Management Plan to guide development at LSRA with plan review required every 5 years.
In 1991 a Development Plan was written to update the 1974 General Recreation Development Plan. The 1991 document focused on major issues, detailed objectives, regional influences, and natural resources, and included multiple park management, development and operations plans, many of which were never completed. Now over 30 years old, the current plan is obsolete, and no longer reflects the questions or solutions that are appropriate for today’s visitors.
With help from the National Parks Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program, NDSP is updating the 1991 Development Plan to reflect current conditions, projected recreation needs, and proposed planning and development projects. Our goal is to create a simple-to-use plan that outlines NDSP’s vision for LSRA while being highly adaptable to changes in capacity and funding.
- View the Recreation Area
- Meeting schedule
10 May Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe Regular Council Meeting
11 May Yerington Paiute Tribe Regular Council Meeting
12 May Initial Agency Stakeholder Meeting
5 June Public Open House, Lahontan State Recreation Area
14 June Initial Public Meeting, Carson City
15 June Initial Public Meeting, Fallon
16 June Initial Public Meeting, Fernley
Questions about this project? Contact Dana Dapolito, Planning Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.