Public Notices & Alerts

Public Notices

 

06/5/24 - Project Bidding Notice:

TUNNEL CREEK SINGLETRACK TRAIL, LAKE TAHOE NEVADA STATE PARK SYSTEM

Click Here    to visit QuestCDN for bidding and enter the Quest Number 9165274

The project includes the construction of approximately 2.5 miles of natural surface, sustainable singletrack, non-motorized multi use trail, approximately 18-36 inches wide within Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park boundaries.  The trail construction may also warrant construction of retaining walls or sutter walls along switchbacks and trail improvements to protect sensitive areas.     The project will include the engineering and installation of two bridges across Tunnel Creek; bridge locations to be determined based on field conditions and the final approved trail alignment.   The bid proposal shall include a cost to haul out existing materials located at the construction site which were previously purchased for bridge construction and will no longer be used.  Proposals will be received for the work online through https://www.questcdn.com/  QuestCDN project number: 9165274)  until 11:30 AM PST on June 20, 2024, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read. 

To obtain bid documents, please go online through the websites linked above. Any questions, contact Elizabeth Kingsland (775) 684-2704 e.kingsland@parks.nv.gov.


06/01/2024 - Notice of public comment period on the Language Access Plan (LAP)

The Nevada Division of State Parks (NDSP) is asking for public comments from interested persons regarding the Language Access Plan. The purpose of the LAP is to ensure that NDSP takes reasonable steps to provide Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals and individuals with visual or hearing impairments with meaningful and timely access to all of its programs, activities, and services.This LAP is intended to satisfy the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, its implementing regulations and guidance documents, and Nevada Senate Bill 318 (2021). The public comment period is intended to promote transparency by having a forum for stakeholders and community members to provide feedback and recommendations.

Access the Draft LAP here: Language Access Plan Draft

Submit comments via email to: Janice Keillor at jkeillor@parks.nv.gov

or by mail at:

Nevada Division of State Parks
Atten: Janice Keillor
901 S. Stewart St. Suite 5005
Carson City, NV 89701

When submitting, please follow these tips for effective comments:

  • Support your comments with substantive data, facts, and opinions. When possible, provide your lived experience in your comment.
  • Clearly identify the section within the LAP that you are commenting on and include the section number. Although comments should be clear and concise, there is no minimum or maximum length for an effective comment.
  • If you disagree with an aspect of the LAP, suggest an alternative and include an explanation and/or analysis of how the alternative might meet the same objective or be more effective.
  • Include pros and cons and trade-offs in your comment. Consider other points of view and respond to them with your views. Include examples of how the proposed LAP program and activities would impact your life and work positively or negatively.

05/30/2024 - Free Adventure Day 2024

CARSON CITY, NV. – The Nevada Division of State Parks is excited to announce Free Adventure Day on June 8, 2024. In celebration of the state's natural beauty and recreational opportunities, entrance fees will be waived for all visitors at every Nevada State Park. This special event provides an excellent opportunity for residents and tourists alike to explore the diverse landscapes and outdoor activities that Nevada's state parks have to offer.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Locations: All 27 Nevada State Parks

Free Adventure Day coincides with the Nevada Department of Wildlife's Nevada Free Fishing Day, allowing visitors to fish without a fishing license. This collaboration offers an exceptional chance to enjoy fishing in the abundant waters of Nevada's state parks, further enhancing the outdoor adventure experience.

In addition to enjoying the natural scenery, visitors can participate in a variety of activities planned for the day. Parks may offer guided hikes, educational programs, and family-friendly events to enhance the experience. Information on park events can be found at https://parks.nv.gov/events

Visitors are encouraged to plan their trip in advance, bring plenty of water, and prepare for varying weather conditions. As always, Nevada State Parks remain committed to preserving the natural environment and ask that all guests follow Leave No Trace principles to help protect these treasured landscapes.

All other park fees still apply including camping, boating, and group use areas. Parks that currently require day-use reservations will operate on a first come, first served basis.

To find a complete list of Nevada State Parks, please visit the official Nevada State Parks website at parks.nv.gov.


05/29/2024 - Snapshots of Nevada State Parks Photo Contest

CARSON CITY, NV. – On Wednesday, May 29th, Nevada Division of State Parks launched the Snapshots of Nevada State Parks Photo Contest. The photo contest is hosted by Tyler Technologies, Nevada’s reservation technology provider, and is a unique opportunity for photography enthusiasts and park visitors to capture the beauty of Nevada's diverse landscapes.

Park visitors are invited to submit one photograph in each of the categories:

  • Desert Vistas: Capture the vast, arid landscapes that define much of Nevada State Parks, highlighting unique geological features like red rock canyons and sand dunes.
  • Mountain Majesty: Focus on the snow-capped peaks and treescapes of Nevada State Park's higher elevations, showcasing activities like hiking or the tranquil beauty of secluded spots.
  • State Parks Thrills: Capture the heart-pounding excitement of outdoor adventures across Nevada State Parks. Whether mountain biking through rugged landscapes, scaling majestic cliffs, or kayaking serene waters, show us the adventures that embodies the spirit of exploration.
  • The Wild Card: Play your wild card in this all-encompassing category. Whether it’s a hilarious hiking mishap, a serene scene, or something utterly indescribable, if it happened in Nevada State Parks and doesn’t fit the mold, it goes here!
  • Stamp & Snap Adventures: Show us your Nevada State Park Passport in unique locations within the parks. This category is all about personal adventures and the fun of exploring and collecting stamps from across the state. Remember to prominently display your Park Passport.

The contest is open to any legal resident of the United States aged 18 years or older who has visited a Nevada State Park. Minor edits such as cropping, red-eye removal, and adjustments of contrast, color, lighting, and brightness are permitted. Drone photography will not be accepted, and all Nevada State Park rules must be followed while capturing photos.

The contest ends on July 7, 2024; winners will be announced in late August. Prizes will include outdoor gear and free All-Access Annual Permits. To see full contest rules, prize options, and submission guidelines, please visit www.NevadaPhotoContest.com.


05/07/2024 - Big Bend of the Colorado to Require Day Use Reservations

LAUGHLIN, Nev. – Nevada State Parks announces the implementation of required day use reservations at Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, effective May 11, 2024. This requirement is aimed at optimizing visitor experiences and alleviating congestion during peak hours.


Beginning on May 11 through September 30, visitors seeking entry before 11:30am are required to secure a valid day use reservation. Reservations, accessible up to 10:30am the day of arrival, can be conveniently made via the dedicated online portal at www.reservenevada.com.


To accommodate spontaneous visits, entry after 11:30am will be granted on a first come, first served basis, subject to park capacity.


Reservations made before the day of arrival are subject to a non-refundable $5 reservation fee; however, reservation fees for same-day bookings are waived. Day use reservations are valid until 11:30am. Visitors who arrive after 11:30am are not guaranteed entrance and will not receive a refund. Online users are encouraged to review the terms and conditions found on reservenevada.com before booking.


Since its inception in 2023, reservenevada.com has transformed trip planning across Nevada's state parks, offering a centralized platform for camping reservations. Big Bend of the Colorado is the first to implement day-use reservations. Nevada State Parks will provide timely notifications when other parks begin to require the same process. Nevada State Parks reaffirms its commitment to enhancing visitor satisfaction and resource management.


For inquiries or assistance with reservations, please visit parks.nv.gov/about/reservations.


04/2925 - Project Bidding Notice:

TUNNEL CREEK ALTERNATIVE TRAIL, LAKE TAHOE NEVADA STATE PARK SYSTEM

Click Here    to visit QuestCDN for bidding and enter the Quest Number 9100496

Nevada Division of State Parks is seeking construction bid proposals for the construction of approximately 1.7 miles of trail that includes two bridges across Tunnel Creek.  

Proposals will be received for the work online through https://www.questcdn.com/  (QuestCDN project number: 9100496) until 12:00 PM PST on May 22, 2024, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.  All site work shall be completed in one-hundred-twenty (120) calendar days from the date stated in the Notice to Proceed.

To obtain bid documents, please go online through the websites linked above. Any questions, contact Elizabeth Kingsland (775) 684-2704 e.kingsland@parks.nv.gov.



4/25/25 - Project Bidding Notice:

NORTH CAMPGROUND RESTROOMS AND ADA IMPROVEMENTS, ECHO CANYON STATE PARK

Click Here to visit QuestCDN for bidding and enter the Quest Number 9096300

Nevada Division of State Parks is seeking construction bid proposals for the removal of a comfort station, installation of two new comfort stations, ADA compliant access improvements, and utility upgrades at Echo Canyon State Park.

Proposals will be received for the work online through www.questcdn.com (QuestCDN project number: 9096300) until 2:00 PM PST on May 16, 2024, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.  All site work shall be completed in ninety (90) calendar days from the date stated in the Notice to Proceed.

To obtain bid documents, please go online through the websites linked above. Any questions, contact Travis Osterhout (775) 684-2785 t.osterhout@parks.nv.gov or Elizabeth Kingsland (775) 684-2704 e.kingsland@parks.nv.gov.


2/16/24 - Project Bidding Notice:

NEW VISITOR CENTER, VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK

Click here to visit QuestCDN for bidding and enter the Quest Number 8970723.

Nevada Division of State Parks is seeking construction bid proposals the construction of a New Visitor Center at Valley of Fire State Park. The work under this contract includes the sitework and construction of a new visitor center at the park.

Proposals will be received for the work online through www.questcdn.com (QuestCDN project number: 8970723) until 2:00 PM PST on March 27, 2024, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.  All site work shall be completed in four-hundred-fifty (450) calendar days from the date stated in the Notice to Proceed, with exception given only due to vendor delivery constraint or weather.

To obtain bid documents, please go online through the websites linked above. Any questions, contact Mark Brady (775) 684-2798 or m.brady@parks.nv.gov.


1/30/24 - Project Bidding Notice:

WEST ENTRANCE COMFORT STATION REPLACEMENT, VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK

Click here to visit QuestCDN for bidding and enter the Quest Number 8948869.

Nevada Division of State Parks is seeking construction bid proposals for the removal and replacement of the restroom at the West entrance at Valley of Fire State Park. The new restroom will be a 4-hole, wet restroom in the same location as the existing building. It will tie into the existing utilities on site.

Proposals will be received for the work online through www.questcdn.com (QuestCDN project number: 8948869) until 2:00 PM PST on February 21, 2024, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.  All site work shall be completed in one-hundred-eighty (180) calendar days from the date stated in the Notice to Proceed, with exception given only due to vendor delivery constraint or weather.

To obtain bid documents, please go online through the websites linked above. Any questions, contact Mark Brady (775) 684-2798 or m.brady@parks.nv.gov.


 01/30/2024 - Notice of Hearing for the Adoption of Permanent Regulations of the Nevada Division of State Parks

The Nevada Division of State Parks (NDSP) will hold a public hearing to receive comments from all interested persons regarding the adoption of regulations that pertain to Chapters 407 of the Nevada Administrative Code.


Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Bryan Building, 1st Floor, Bonnie Conference Room
901 S. Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89701

Notice of Hearing for NAC 407

Meeting Recording


12/15/2023 - Ice Age Fossils State Park Opening Day

Ice Age Fossils State Park is officially opening to the public on January 20, 2024! Initially, park hours will be limited to 8am-4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays to allow park staff to become acclimated to park visitation and daily operations. When hours are extended, an announcement will be made. 

To keep track of the most up-to-date information, visit the park's page at https://parks.nv.gov/parks/ice-age-fossils.

For further questions, contact Education and Information Officer Tyler Kerver at tkerver@parks.nv.gov or (775) 684-2745


11/14/23 - Notice of Workshop to Solicit Comments on Proposed Permanent Regulations: The Nevada Division of State Parks is holding a public workshop to solicit comments from interested persons regarding the regulations pertaining to Chapter 407 of Nevada Administrative Code.

Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Bryan Building, 1st Floor, Bonnie Conference Room
901 S. Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89701

Notice of Workshop for NAC 407

Meeting Recording


11/09/23 - Project Bidding Notice:

SPRING HOUSE STABILIZATION AND REHABILITATION, SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH STATE PARK

Nevada Division of State Parks is seeking construction bid proposals for the Spring House Stabilization and Rehabilitation project at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. The work under this contract includes repairs and remodeling of interior and exterior residential spaces associated with the historic Spring House building.

Proposals will be received for the work online through www.questcdn.com (QuestCDN project number: 8823144) until 2:00 PM PST on December 14, 2023, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.  All site work shall be completed in ninety (90) calendar days from the date stated in the Notice to Proceed, with exception given only due to vendor delivery constraint or weather.

Click here to visit QuestCDN for bidding and enter the Quest Number 8823144.

To obtain bid documents, please go online through the websites linked above. Any questions, contact Mark Brady (775) 684-2798 or m.brady@parks.nv.gov.


10/23/23 - Project Bidding Notice:

LAKEVIEW RESIDENCE INTERIOR REHABILITATION AT CAVE LAKE STATE PARK, NEVADA

Click here to visit Quest CDN for bidding and enter the Quest Number 8795136.


Alerts

4/26/22 - Reservation System Coming to Nevada State Parks! All campgrounds and day-use parks remain on a first-come, first-served basis until the reservation system is implemented.

Nevada State Parks is in the process of securing and implementing a reservation system in order to enhance the overall visitor experience and sustainably manage Nevada’s natural resources. Currently, all camping at Nevada State Parks is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please read the list of Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Reservation System Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is Nevada State Parks implementing a reservation system?

A: Over the past several years, as more and more people turn to the outdoors as a vacation destination, Nevada State Parks has welcomed a record number of visitors. In response to the increased demand for camping and day-use facilities, and to effectively and sustainably manage Nevada’s natural resources, State Parks is in the process of selecting and implementing a reservation system.

Q: When will the reservation system be launched?

A: We are currently in the contract phase and do not have a scheduled launch date, however, we hope to have the first parks online by fall of 2023.

Q: How will the reservation system be rolled out?

A: Parks will be phased into the reservation system over time. Once the reservation system is launched, check with the park you are planning to visit to see if they are currently on the system.

Q: What types of reservations will be available in the future?

A: Nevada State Parks plans to offer reservations at campsites and cabins, as well as day-use reservations at select parks, and event reservation for special events.

Q: Why will Nevada State Parks require reservations for some day-use parks such as Sand Harbor?

A: Visitation has increased dramatically at parks such as Sand Harbor over the past decade, resulting in increased public safety risks and extended wait times for parking spaces. Limited parking, combined with high visitation, leads to unsafe illegal parking on highways. The reservation system will better manage visitation levels, allow visitors to plan their trip in advance, and reduce overcrowding. In this way, the system will improve the overall visitor experience while also enhancing the protection and preservation of the surrounding natural resources.

Q: /Do any state parks currently offer reservations?

A: Some Nevada State Parks with cabins or group-use areas require an advanced reservation. These reservations are handled by each individual park. Please contact the park you plan to visit to find out how to reserve an accommodation.

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