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Public Notices & 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 early 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.

Public Notices

8/18/2022 - PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to fund the Marlette Lake Dam Resilient Infrastructure Projec 
(Project). Funding would be provided by the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program as authorized by Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief Act, 42 United States Code.

FEMA intends to conduct an environmental planning and historic preservation review for the Project, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Executive Order (EO) 11988, Floodplain Management; EO 11990, Wetlands Protection; EO 12898, Environmental Justice; EO 14008, Climate Change; and Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 9. FEMA hereby provides interested parties with a notice of its intent to carry out an action affecting a floodplain and wetlands.

The Nevada State Public Works Division has applied for PDM funds for the Project. The purpose of the Project is to reduce seismic risks at Marlette Lake Dam in Washoe County, Nevada. The Project would: 1) enlarge the downstream embankment of the dam with the placement of buttress fill; 2) compact the dam materials to mitigate the potential for liquefaction caused by an earthquake; 3) replace the existing spillway with a new concrete box culvert; 4) remove and replace the existing primary outlet piping within the dam (which is currently corroding) with new outlet pipe via open cut excavation; and 5) complete minor grading and grubbing improvements adjacent to the dam. Initial comments concerning the Project, potential alternatives, and preliminary identification of environmental issues will be accepted from the public; local, state, and federal agencies; Tribes; and other interested parties to assist FEMA with identifying the scope for NEPA analysis and inform decision-making. Comments should be made in writing and sent to the FEMA contact listed below. Comments must be received by September 23, 2022 to be considered.

Additional information about the Project, including a brief fact sheet, may be obtained by contacting the Nevada State Public Works Division or at the following website: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/environmentalhistoric/ nepa/environmental-assessment-marlette-lake. Once complete, the draft EA will be made available for public review and comment.

FEMA Contact: State Public Works Division Contact:
David Cohen
Senior Environmental Protection Specialist
FEMA Region 9
1111 Broadway, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94607-4052

Brian Wacker
State Public Works Division
515 E. Musser Street, Suite 102
Carson City, NV 89701


10/28/21 - 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. View notice, public hearing information, agenda and proposed regulations.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Richard Bryan Building, Tahoe Conference Rm. 2nd Floor 901 So. Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89701

Teleconference Access Information: vJoin the Meeting at - https://call/lifesizecloud.com/5734042
Call in by Phone (audio only) – (877) 422-8614, 5734042#
Please MUTE your phone while listening to the meeting, except when making public comment.

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