Take the Passport Challenge!

The Nevada State Parks Passport booklet can be picked up at any state park. Visitors who have their booklets stamped at 15 different parks will earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks. If visitors perfer to go digital, they can download the OuterSpatial mobile app and complete the challenge by checking in on the app at every state park!

The booklet and mobile app serve as travel aids as well as travelogues for park visitors. They include photos, a description of each park, and list each park’s amenities.

The Passport Program was designed to challenge and encourage Nevada residents and visitors to experience the diverse natural, cultural and recreational resources that span all of Nevada's state parks. 


  • Passport stamps are limited to one per visitor, per visit. 
  • The free day use annual permit grants entrance to all 27 Nevada State Parks for one year from the date of issue and can only be redeemed once per individual throughout their lifetime.
  • The passport booklet is not a substitute for the official permit issued by Nevada State Parks.
  • The free day use annual permit is non-transferable and may only be used by the individual to whom it is issued.
  • Nevada State Parks reserves the right to modify or terminate this promotional offering at any time without prior notice.
  • An additional fee is required for camping, boating, hook-ups, group use areas, and attending special events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I get a Nevada State Parks Passport booklet?
A: You can pick up a passport booklet at any Nevada state park, the headquarters office in Carson City, region headquarters in Fallon and Las Vegas, or one can be mailed to you by calling (775) 684-2770.

Q: How much does the Passport Challenge cost?
A: There is no charge for the booklet or the mobile app, they’re free!

Q: How do I earn a free annual passport permit?
A: That’s easy, just visit 15 different Nevada state parks and have your passport booklet stamped while you’re there. Or you can download the OuterSpatial mobile app and check in on the app everytime you visit a park.

Q: How do I get my passport booklet stamped?
A: While you’re visiting a Nevada state park, ask park staff to stamp your passport booklet on the page of the park you’re visiting.

Q: How do I check in on the mobile app?
A: When inside the park boundaries, open up the app, and navigate to the passport challenge section. Once there, the park you are in should appear at the top of the list of parks you still need to check into. Click on the park and click Check-in. The app will check you in and you'll get an official digital stamp. 

Q: Can I check in on the app if I'm not in the park?
A: Yes; however, the digital stamp won't be "verified". If you have any photos while you were in the park, we can verify that you were there. Let us know when you call to get your free annual permit. 

Q: How do I get my passport booklet stamped if park rangers or staff are not available?
A: If you experience any difficulty in obtaining your stamp, please call (775) 684-2770 so that we can make sure your visit is recognized.

Q: Once I visit 15 different parks, how do I get my annual pass?
A: Mail in your passport to the Carson City Division Office to get your free Annual Day Use Permit. Once your passport is checked, you will be issued a pass that allows free admittance to any and all Nevada State Parks for an entire year. We will mail your passport back with your permit placard. If you completed the challenge on the OuterSpatial mobile app, give us a call and we'll verify your check-ins. Once verified, we'll issue you your permit over the phone and mail it to you.

Mail booklets to:

901 South Stewart St. 
Suite 5005
Carson City, Nevada