Nevada Division of State Parks offers a chance to win $50,000

April 16, 2009


Echo Canyon State Park in Nevada

Echo Canyon State Park in Nevada

PIOCHE, Nev. — There is $50,000 swimming in either Echo Canyon State Park or Spring Valley State Park. The catch is that the cash must be caught.

Several tagged fish in each reservoir are cash prize winners, but only one is worth $50,000.

To have a shot at catching one of these valuable fish, a Tagged Fishing event will be held May 2 from 7:00 a.m. through 5 p.m. and May 3 from 7:00 a.m. through noon at both the Echo Canyon and Spring Valley state parks.

Registration for the Tagged Fishing Event has begun and will continue up to the day of the event. Only 500 participants are allowed.

Participants may register at the Eagle Valley Resort in Ursine, Nevada on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is open to all ages. For more information, contact the Eagle Valley Resort at 775-962-5293.


Christmas at the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch

December 24, 2008

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley’s first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. Christmas at the Dangberg Home Ranch has been reconstructed with historic artifacts, toys and decorations. Park Interpreter Mark Jensen narrates this video and describes the Ranch’s Christmas time exhibit.

Inside Nevada’s Belmont Courthouse: A pictorial

November 6, 2008

Belmont Courthouse

Click the image above to view a slideshow of Nevada’s historic Belmont Courthouse.

Belmont Courthouse State Historic Park is located 45 miles northeast of Tonopah via U.S. Highway 6, State Route 376 and Monitor Valley Road.

Built in 1876, the Belmont Courthouse was the seat of Nye County government until 1905. The building is partially restored and offers a glimpse into Nevada’s colorful past. Although no developed facilities are available, camping and picnic facilities are available on nearby public lands or the U. S. Forest Service Pine Creek Campground in the Monitor Valley, located 20 miles north of Belmont via Nevada Highway 82.

There are no public park facilities at Belmont and no tourist services available in Belmont. The Courthouse is open to the public. Contact Region 3 Headquarters office at (775) 867-3001 for information.

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A glimpse of early Las Vegas (Backyard Traveler)

January 14, 2008

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkIt was tough living in Las Vegas in 1855. That’s the year that 30 Mormon missionaries from Utah established a small colony in the remote Las Vegas Valley.

Creating the settlement wasn’t an easy job. In addition to having no air conditioning or room service, colonists had to plant crops for food, erect their own places in which to live and cope with intolerably hot temperatures.

Read the complete story at the Backyard Traveler by Rich Moreno.

Cathedral Gorge a hidden gem of Nevada parks (RGJ)

January 2, 2008

Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada 

Although perhaps one of the lesser-known state parks in Nevada, Lincoln County’s Cathedral Gorge is not without an abundance of beautiful sights.

The 1,608-acre park, located between the towns of Caliente and Pioche, features geological formations that will get the mind a-churning. You’ll see impressive red- and gold- hued spires, pillars and canyons formed by erosion.

Read the complete story at the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Hearing scheduled concerning proposed changes to Nevada Division of State Parks regulations

November 26, 2007

Nevada State Parks LogoCARSON CITY, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks will hold a public hearing on December 13, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m., at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 5005.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments regarding the amendment of regulations that pertain to Chapter 407 of the Nevada Administrative Code. The purpose for the amendment of these regulations is to provide for the equitable collection of reasonable user fees and to provide for operation and management of State Parks.

The proposed regulation represents comments the division received from the public and the Legislature and do not constitute an increase in fees but allow for a fee at three parks not presently mentioned in the Nevada Administrative Codes: Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, the Elgin School House and Buckland Station, a new facility that has not been previously open to the public. Read the rest of this entry »

Nevada State Parks floats take top awards at Nevada Day celebrations

October 30, 2007

Nevada State Parks float at the 2007 Nevada Day Parade

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Division State Parks entered the Nevada Day Parade and took two top awards this year.

With the help of several volunteers State Parks received two first place awards for their alien-themed float entry—the Parade Judges’ Award and the Community Award. Read the rest of this entry »