Nevada State Parks wishes you a safe and happy camping season! To plan your visit and stay safe, please read the following park closures and safety precautions:
The following state parks have been affected by flooding, causing hazardous conditions, and all or a portion of the park is closed.
- Fort Churchill State Historic Park - Scout Camp is closed
- Dayton State Park - Closed
- Elgin Schoolhouse - Closed
- Walker River State Recreation Area -
- Pitchfork - Squeeze chute and day-use are closed. Portions of the Nature Trail are closed.
- Nine Mile - The Elbow is closed.
Closed for construction:
- The southern portion of Diver's Cove Beach at Sand Harbor State Park will be closed for construction from May 30 - July 30.
Rapidly Rising Waters Warning - Lahontan State Recreation Area
Urgent! Due to the flow of water coming into the reservoir, TCID anticipates the reservoir rising approximately 1 vertical foot a day! Please be aware of this when you decide to set up camp. If you place your trailers and tents close to the water now, it could potentially be under water as the week progresses.
Spillway Warning - South Fork State Recreation Area
Nevada State Parks urges visitors to practice extreme caution near the spillway at South Fork State Recreation Area. Due to the record snowfall this past winter, the spillway at South Fork Reservoir is actively in use to prevent water levels from overtopping the dam and prevent flooding residents’ homes around the reservoir.
Swimming or boating near spillways presents serious dangers. Water that flows into the dam’s spillway creates strong, unseen currents that can flip boats and drown even the most experienced swimmers. Never cross, tie up or go under buoy lines, and follow all warning signs. Boaters, paddlers, and swimmers should wear a personal flotation device. Visitors should also be vigilant that their dogs do not enter the water near or beyond the marked buoy line near the spillway.
“The safety of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us.” said Bob Mergell, Nevada State Parks Administrator. “With the busy summer ahead, we want to remind visitors to, as always, use caution near dams and spillways so that they’ll end their visit happy, safe and full of fun memories.”