Nevada is over 80% public land of one sort or another, making for outdoor recreation opportunities ranging from tame to truly wild. We've got hiking, backpacking, birding, wildlife viewing, biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, climbing, fishing, hunting, 4X4 exploring, off-road vehicle areas, official Nevada scenic byways, unlimited photo ops....you get the idea. Here's a start on information that will help you indulge yoor favorite Nevada thrill, and maybe find some new ones.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada
Administers almost 48 million acres of public land, 67% of Nevada.
Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays
Public Room hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (USFS)
At 6.3 million acres, this is the largest national forest outside Alaska.
1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Great Basin National Park
The only national park located totally in Nevada, Great Basin features the alpine high of Wheeler Peak and the cool depths of beautiful Lehman Caves. 385 miles from Reno.
Baker, NV 89311
Death Valley National Park
A small wedge of this vast park juts into Nevada near Beatty.
P.O. Box 579, Death Valley, CA 92328
Nevada Scenic Byways
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 S. Stewart St., Room 105, Carson City, NV 89712
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW)
Everything you wanted to know about Nevada wildlife, and more.
1100 Valley Rd., Reno, NV 89512
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Refuge System
Several wildlife refuges in Nevada offering varied recreational opportunities.
Northern Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
1340 Financial Blvd., Ste. 234, Reno, NV 89502
Locator map for wildlife refuges in Nevada.
Public Lands Interpretive Association
A nonprofit educational organization, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
6501 Fourth Street NW, Suite I, Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Discover and book trips to America's federal public places. Partners with several federal agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Archives.
Free Days to Visit National Parks and Public Lands
Admission fees are annually waived at many public lands facilities administered by the federal government on certain holidays and other special days. Other fees, such as for overnight camping and cabin rentals, usually still apply.