CARSON CITY — Nevada residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 with a “fee-free” day at Nevada’s State Parks. Park fees, including entrance, camping (Saturday night) and boating, where applicable, will be waived at state parks throughout Nevada.
Nevada Public Lands Day encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards.
“Nevada’s state parks offer an exciting line-up of outdoor opportunities,” said State Parks Administrator Bob Mergell. “For example, visitors can discover a historic oasis in the desert at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, tour the ruins of Fort Churchill, or spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the reservoir at Wild Horse.”
Several State Parks across Nevada are hosting special events in honor of Nevada Public Lands Day. Here’s what’s happening:
Walker River – Introduction to Archery
Join Park Rangers at the Walker River State Recreation Area for an introduction to archery demonstration and class, followed by a fun archery shoot to test your accuracy. Park staff will assist and all equipment will be provided by the park. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a 6-foot leash. Meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m., the class will begin shortly thereafter. There will be a short break until 12:00 p.m. and then a friendly fun accuracy shoot will begin for all who want to participate. Dress for the weather and bring your water bottles.
Registration is required. Please call (775-463-1609) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
WHEN: September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Please meet at the Visitor Center at the Walker State Recreation Area, Pitchfork Ranch, 211 E. Walker Rd., Yerington. From Yerington, head south on Hwy 208 and turn left on East Walker Road, continue for 4 miles to the entrance of the Pitchfork Ranch.
COST: The $5.00 day use fee per vehicle is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day.
CONTACT: Shawn Horton (775) 463-1609, email@example.com
Washoe Lake – Guided Hike
Join park staff for a guided hike along the North Loop Equestrian Trail. This is a 3.5-mile loop that will begin from the North Boat Ramp Equestrian parking lot, located off Douglas and Lakeshore. This is an easy hike but involves walking in loose sand and uneven ground. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a six foot leash at all times.
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Washoe Lake State Park North Boat Ramp parking lot (on the north end of Washoe Lake). Take Exit 10 from I-580 and drive north on Eastlake Blvd. approximately six miles. Turn left onto Douglas Drive, and drive west, 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Lakeshore Drive and take an immediate left turn into the park.
COST: The $5.00 day use fee per vehicle is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort – Indigenous People Market and Festival
The event was a huge success two years ago and this year should be even better! We will have over 25 vendors, several dance presentations, and amazing food options.
The event runs from 10am to 3pm and since it is Nevada Public Lands Day entry is FREE! Come celebrate with us!
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located at 500 E Washington Ave. Las Vegas.
COST: Entrance fee is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day