Welcome to the new Reserve Nevada!
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The new reservation system allows visitors to:
- Book campsites, group areas, and cabins
- Buy annual permits
- Pay online for day-use entrance passes
Camping dates will roll out over time at State Parks throughout Nevada. The first available booking dates vary by park, with the popular Valley of Fire State Park offering the earliest arrival date of September 15, followed by Big Bend of the Colorado and Washoe Lake with arrival dates of October 15. Other parks will follow, with the remainder being available to book with an arrival date of November 15. The reservation system will be based on an 11-month rolling window, with sites becoming available for reservation at 8 a.m. PST.
As part of a pilot program to reduce traffic congestion at the park entrance, Big Bend of the Colorado visitors will have the option to make reservations for day-use permits, which will give them guaranteed access to the park until 11:30 a.m., after which the park will open to first-come, first-served visitors. At this time, other day-use parks, such as Sand Harbor State Park, will not offer reservations, however, the system will continue to be optimized with new features and tools to meet the diverse needs of Nevada State Park’s staff and visitors
Reservation related transaction fees are non-refundable and ensure that reserved spaces are utilized. Dispersed and primitive camping areas are not reservable at most state parks in Nevada. Online camping reservations must be made at least three days in advance; however, reservations are not required to visit or stay at a Nevada State Park. Visitors are welcome to stay at unreserved sites on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did Nevada State Parks implement a reservation system?
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, Nevada State Parks has launched Reserve Nevada.
When did the reservation system launch?
Reserve Nevada officially launched on September 1, 2023.
How is the reservation system rolled out?
Some sites will come online in the coming months. Check Reserve Nevada for the park you are planning to visit to see what facilities are reservable on the system. Some areas will remain on a first-come, first-served basis.
What can I use Reserve Nevada for?
Reserve Nevada offers reservations for campsites, cabins, group use areas, tours and special events. The reservation system can be used to pay for day-use reservations at select parks. Users will also be able to purchase their annual permits through Reserve Nevada, which will streamline some of the current annual permit processes.
What parks will have day-use reservations?
As part of a pilot program, Big Bend of the Colorado SRA will have day-use reservations that will require entrance during a certain window of the day. After that time window, the park will open to first-come, first-served. This will prevent traffic issues on the highway just outside the entrance of the park.
Do I have to make a camping reservation?
No, reservations are not a requirement, but they can help if you want a specific campsite or area during specific dates. Campsites can be paid for one-night at a time, depending on availability, for those who wish to arrive without a reservation.
Am I charged a fee for using the reservation system?
A $5.00 transaction fee is charged at the time of the checkout process when using the reservation system. This is applicable to camping, cabins, group day-use, group camping and day-use reservations. A $1.00 transaction fee will be charged per transaction to pre-pay for walk-in, bike-in, or horseback in entrance fees.
How far in advance can I make a reservation?
Inventory will become available each day for a period of 11 months in advance at 8:00 am PST. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.
How late can I make a reservation?
Overnight reservations must be made at least three days in advance of the planned arrival date, thereafter you are welcome to visit the park for any first-come, first-served availability. Day-use reservations, where available, can be reserved up to the day-of depending on availability.
What happens when I want to modify my reservation?
If you decide to make a modification to your reservation greater than a month out of your stay a $5.00 additional transaction fee will be assessed. If a modification is made less than a month out from your reservation, an additional $10.00 transaction fee is assessed. Reservations cannot be modified within three days of your arrival date.
What happens when I need to cancel my reservation?
If you decide to cancel your reservation more than a month out of your stay no additional transaction fee will be assessed, user fees e.g. day-use, camping, or cabin fees will be refunded but there will be no refund of the initial transaction fee. If a cancellation is made less than a month out from your reservation, a $10.00 transaction fee is assessed. Reservations cancelled within three days of the arrival date will require a $10.00 transaction fee and the cost of a one-night stay.
What happens if I can’t show up for my reservation?
Reservations will be held until 2:00 pm the scheduled date after your arrival date, if you have not called the park before that time, you will be considered a “no show” and your reservation will be cancelled and not subject to a refund.
Please contact the park immediately, if contact is not made to the park by the 2:00 pm of the day after your scheduled arrival, your reservation will be cancelled and won’t be subject to a refund.
Day-use reservations are not applicable to a refund as they are only valid for the date and time specified.
Is there a minimum stay requirement?
No, we do not have a minimum stay requirement.
How long can I stay at one park?
Each park varies for their maximum stay, from 7 to 14 days within a 30-day period, at which point the vehicle must exit the park. This information can be found on each park’s webpage.
What is the campground check in time?
What is the campground check out time?
What should I do if I am having issues booking a campsite?
You can always call our Carson City office at 775-684-2770 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.