March Hikes at Washoe Lake State Park

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Washoe Lake State Park is offering three guided hikes in March. There will be a full moon hike through the sand dunes and along the beach, a Dune Trek/Beach Stroll, and a hike to the overlook on the Deadman’s Creek trail. Registration is required only for the full moon hike. Participants can learn about the natural and cultural history of the park and surrounding...
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Volunteers needed to weed out intruders Saturday, March 7

LAUGHLIN, Nev. – Volunteers are needed to remove invasive fountaingrass at Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Tools and refreshments will be provided; volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves. The Fountaingrass Control Initiative is a campaign to stop the spread of green fountaingrass listed as a noxious weed in southern Nevada. This invasive plant was formerly used in...
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Saturday Programs at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Come down and join Park Rangers at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort and attend one of our Saturday programs. Legends of the Old Spanish Trail Meet a ranger as he explains the significance of the Old Spanish Trail Marker at the fort.  Hear stories about the legendary figure Pegleg Smith as well as the rough journey the pioneers took to get into the Las Vegas Valley.  WHEN:...
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March Programs at Valley of Fire State Park

OVERTON, Nev. – March is an ideal month to visit Valley of Fire State Park, with the mild temperatures, and many of the desert plants just beginning to bloom. Valley of Fire State Park is offering a wide variety of guided hikes, interpretive programs, and competitions throughout the month. Program schedule is subject to change due to weather and staffing. “Introduction to Valley of Fire”...
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$300,000 available for park and recreation projects

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the availability of $300,000 in federal funds for local park and recreation improvement and acquisition projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF) program. All local governments, including counties, cities, towns, general improvement districts, and Native American tribal governments are...
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February Events at Valley of Fire State Park

OVERTON, Nev. – February is the perfect time of year to visit one of Nevada’s most majestic and oldest state parks. Set amidst brilliant rock formations of eroded sandstone that formed during the age of dinosaurs, visitors enjoy mild daytime highs as they explore the brilliant landscape. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when...
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