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Nevada State Parks is working on a new reservation system!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Nevada State Parks implementing 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.

When will the reservation system be launched?
We are currently in the development phase and hope to have the reservation system online by early fall of 2023.

How will the reservation system be rolled out?
Once the reservation system is launched, check with the system for the park you are planning to visit to see what facilities are reservable on the system. What facilities are currently on the system. Some areas will remain on a first-come, first-served basis.

What can I use the reservation system for?
Nevada State Parks plans to offer 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 this system, which will streamline some of the current annual permit processes.

What parks will have day-use reservations?
As part of a pilot program, it is anticipated that Big Bend 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?
2:00 pm

What is the campground check out time?
11:00 am

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 stparks@parks.nv.gov for assistance.