Cave Lake State Park planning process to begin at Fire and Ice event

January 6, 2009

2009 Fire and Ice poster

ELY, Nev.—A new master planning process for Cave Lake State Park will begin during the Fire and Ice event January 17-18 at the park.

The purpose of this effort is to update the 1990 master plan for Cave Lake State Park including new acreage recently added to the park in 2007 by the White Pine County Lands Bill. This plan will help guide management’s direction for recreation and natural resources for the next 10 to 15 years.

The public is asked to begin thinking about the update of the plan for the park. There will be displays and handouts at the event, as well as opportunities to talk at length with park planners at Fire and Ice.

“We invite the public and other agencies to play an important and genuine role in determining the management strategy for recreation while protecting the magnificent and unique resources of Cave Lake State Park,” said Dave Morrow, administrator for Nevada State Parks.

More information is available at www.parks.nv.gov/masterplans.htm. A questionnaire may be downloaded and emailed to jscanland@parks.nv.gov. It may also be mailed it to the address below:

Nevada Division of State Parks
901 S. Stewart St., Ste. 5005
Carson City, NV 89701-5248

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Polar bears not on Cave Lake’s endangered species list (Ely Times)

March 10, 2008

Nevada State Parks LogoELY, Nev.–What could become a crazy New Year’s ritual at Cave Lake kicked off Saturday as 10 brave souls plunged into the chilly water.

Steve Gray, the park supervisor at the state park, hosted the kick-off for the Cave Lake Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday. He said he hopes the Polar Bear Plunge will become an annual New Year’s Day event.

What made the Cave Lake adventure different from many similar events across the nation is that participants walked out on the ice until they fell through.

While the air temperature at noon was near 50 degrees and the water was colder, the temperatures on Jan. 1 will be substantially colder. Many similar events are held in subzero temperatures, some attracting hundreds of participants and raising thousands of dollars.

Read the complete story at the Ely Times.


Fire, Ice and a Historic Nevada Cannon

January 3, 2008

Award-winning outdoor snow sculpting competition comes to Ely, Nevada January 19 and 20

ELY, Nev.—The wonders of winter are coming to Ely, Nevada. What has quickly become a signature event, the White Pine Fire and Ice Show, now in its fourth year, is a highly visual, two-day snow- and ice-sculpture competition followed by a fireworks display over a frozen, high-desert lake.

The event will be held January 19 and 20 at Cave Lake State Park, 15 miles southeast of Ely.

“The White Pine Fire and Ice Show started as a small, local event but has turned into a major outdoor entertainment attraction for the western United States,” said Steve Gray, park supervisor at Cave Lake.

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event, which was recently named the by the American Bus Association as one of the top 100 events in North America. Read the rest of this entry »


American Bus Association names White Pine County’s “Fire and Ice” event one of North America’s top 100 for 2008

September 24, 2007

Sponge Bob Square Pants snow sculpture at the 2007 Fire and Ice Show in White Pine County, Nevada.

Nevada event to be held at Cave Lake State Park January 18-20, 2008

[See Related: the White Pine County Fire and Ice show video.]

ELY, Nev.–The American Bus Association announced today that the White Pine County Fire and Ice Show, to be held on January 18-20, 2008, has been designated as one of the top 100 events in North America by an elite tourism industry selection committee.

Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that Fire and Ice offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world.

“The White Pine Fire and Ice Show started as a small, local event but has turned into a major outdoor entertainment attraction for the western United States,” said Steve Gray, park supervisor at Cave Lake State Park. Read the rest of this entry »


Cave Lake State Park begins to manage newly acquired lands

May 2, 2007

White Pine Fire and Ice Show Sculpture

ELY, Nev.–With the addition of nearly 3,000 acres, changes are coming to eastern Nevada’s Cave Lake State Park.

The passage of the White Pine County Lands Act gave to Nevada 2,960 acres of U. S. Forest Service lands around Cave Lake State Park. As a result, the Nevada Division of State Parks is implementing an interim management plan for the property. A new plan will be created with public input in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »