Statehood and Halloween celebration October 25 at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

September 30, 2008
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

LAS VEGAS — The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is hosting its annual celebration of Nevada’s birthday and Halloween on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

This family friendly “Nevadaween” celebration will include pumpkin decorating, door prize raffles, Nevada’s birthday cake, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers soup cook-off, homemade root beer, archeology muck digs, pioneer activities and games. Costumes are welcome.

Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are only $1 for visitors over the age of 12. Children under 12 are free. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue at 500 East Washington Avenue.

For more information about Nevadaween call 702-486-3511.


Dangberg Home Ranch expands tour schedule for Candy Dance weekend

September 24, 2008

MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, is offering tours during Candy Dance weekend. In addition to the regular 10:00 a.m. tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, a 2:00 pm tour will be offered during the weekend of September 26-28.

Advance reservations are required for all tours.

“The Home Ranch truly is an important site with a fascinating collection,” said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. “Four generations of the Dangberg family lived here, so in addition to giving visitors a sense of a specific era in each room, we also want to show the changes that took place over the entire span of the ranch’s 150-year history. As a result, every visitor seems to find something that connects with their own history.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nevada Brownfields: Land recycling, shared success

September 24, 2008

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection with the U.S. EPA and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony have collaborated to clean up contaminated land in Reno, Nevada. This video shares the success of the environmental Brownfields program, which loans money to restore land to productive use.

Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry slideshow

September 17, 2008


Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry, Marlette Lake

Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry, Marlette Lake



Click the image above for a slideshow of touring Tahoe’s backcountry with Terri Russell and John Tyson of KOLO, News Channel 8 for an upcoming news segment. Photographed September 16, 2008.

Recreational trails grant funds available

September 16, 2008

Grant deadline is December 1

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2009 round of recreation trail projects during the fall of 2008.

This Federal Highway Administration grant program is administered by Nevada by State Parks. The total amount of available funds for 2009 will be announced this fall. Funding is expected to be more than $900,000.

Federal, state, city and county governments, special governmental districts, organizations and private individuals are potentially eligible for the 80:20 matching grants. Read the rest of this entry »

Boat ramp to close at Sand Harbor

September 15, 2008

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sand Harbor’s boat ramp will be closed September 15 due to low water conditions.

The parking lot will remain open for carry-in boat access only. All other boaters should use the Cave Rock boat ramp facility.

This closure will prevent personal watercraft from being damaged during a launch and protect the end of the launch lanes from damage.

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks appreciates the public’s understanding in this matter and the safety measures the park is taking to protect property.

South Fork State Recreation Area water system and developed campground closures

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 »