September 11, 2008
SPRING CREEK, Nev. — South Fork State Recreation Area’s water system was shut down for repairs on September 2, 2008.
A 62,000 gallon water storage tank is undergoing repairs. The closure means the park’s developed campground will also be closed until spring 2009.
Camping is still available on the southwest shore area. We regret any inconvenience this may cause to visitors.
Please contact South Fork State Recreation Area at 775-744-4346 for further information. Read the rest of this entry »
May 1, 2008
Construction forces partial closures during June
CALIENTE, Nev.–In order to protect visitors from open trenches and construction equipment at Kershaw-Ryan State Park, some areas will be temporarily closed while a new campground, culinary well and underground sprinkler system are being constructed.
The following areas will be temporarily closed for the month of June 2008: the group use area/ramada 1, adjacent turf areas, wading pond, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, volleyball court and a portion of the overlook trail.
The group use area/ramada 2, park restrooms, and most of the overlook trail will remain open to the public during construction.
Kershaw-Ryan State Park is situated in a colorful, scenic canyon at the northern end of Rainbow Canyon. Steep canyon walls tower to 700 feet and overlook a long, narrow valley. Early settlers in the area cultivated a garden of grape vines, fruit trees and a grass lawn surrounding a spring-fed pond, providing a beautiful contrast to the rugged landscape. A picnic area, children’s wading pool and playground, group use area and trails offer visitors nature study, photography, picnicking and hiking. Kershaw-Ryan State Park is located three miles south of Caliente via U.S. 93 and State Route 317.
December 6, 2007
OVERTON, Nev.–On Monday, December 17, 2007, Valley of Fire State Park will open a new addition to the park’s Atlatl Rock Campground.
Twenty-two RV camp sites with hookups for power and water will be opened, adding to the existing 19 vehicle and three tent campsites at the Atlatl Rock Campground. A new restroom with coin-operated showers and an RV dump station were also installed for visitor convenience.
“This project is another example of all the good things that have come from Question 1 Bond funds,” said State Parks Administrator David Morrow. “It is only 1 out of 25 more projects utilizing the 27 million in funds we have available.”
The new RV hookups will make visiting the park more comfortable during the extreme temperatures of both the summer and winter months and will help reduce the need to run noisy generators. The new camp sites will also allow more visitors to enjoy the park during the busy fall and spring seasons. The cost for these new sites with hookups is $24 per night.
Contact Park Supervisor Jim Hammons at 702-397-2088 for more information. Read the rest of this entry »