IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Nevada State Parks will be “fee-free” in honor of Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25

CARSON CITY, Nev. – September 22, 2021

In Case You Missed It - Nevada State Parks will be "fee-free" in honor of Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25.
More details below!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021

Nevada residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25 with a “fee-free” day at Nevada’s State Parks. Park fees, including entrance, camping (Saturday night) and boating, where applicable, will be waived at state parks throughout Nevada. Nevada Public Lands Day encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards. “Nevada’s state parks offer an exciting line-up of outdoor opportunities,” said State Parks Administrator Bob Mergell. “For example, visitors can discover a historic oasis in the desert at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, tour the ruins of Fort Churchill, or spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the reservoir at Wild Horse.”

Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25
WHAT: Nevada Public Lands Day – Fee-free Day at Nevada State Parks
WHEN:  Saturday, September 25
WHERE:  Nevada State Parks
CONTACT:  Jenny Ramella, 775-684-2704, jmramella@parks.nv.gov

Several State Parks across Nevada are hosting special events in honor of Nevada Public Lands Day

Northern Nevada

Walker River - Introduction to Archery

Join Park Rangers at the Walker River State Recreation Area for an introduction to archery demonstration and class, followed by a fun archery shoot to test your accuracy. Park staff will assist and all equipment will be provided by the park. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a 6-foot leash. Meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m., the class will begin shortly thereafter. There will be a short break until 12:00 p.m. and then a friendly fun accuracy shoot will begin for all who want to participate. Dress for the weather and bring your water bottles.

Registration is required. Please call (775-463-1609) or email wrsra@parks.nv.gov to sign up.

Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25 - Walker River – Introduction to Archery
WHEN: September 25, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Please meet at the Visitor Center at the Walker State Recreation Area, Pitchfork Ranch, 211 E. Walker Rd., Yerington, NV 89447. From Yerington, head south on Hwy 208 and turn left on East Walker Road, continue for 4 miles to the entrance of the Pitchfork Ranch.
COST: The $5.00 day use fee per vehicle is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day.
CONTACT:  Shawn Horton (775) 463-1609, shorton@parks.nv.gov

Washoe Lake – Guided Hike

Join park staff for a guided hike along the North Loop Equestrian Trail. This is a 3.5-mile loop that will begin from the North Boat Ramp Equestrian parking lot, located off Douglas and Lakeshore. This is an easy hike but involves walking in loose sand and uneven ground. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a six foot leash at all times.

Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25 - Washoe Lake – Guided Hike
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..
WHERE:  Washoe Lake State Park North Boat Ramp parking lot (on the north end of Washoe Lake). Take Exit 10 from I-580 and drive north on Eastlake Blvd. approximately six miles. Turn left onto Douglas Drive, and drive west, 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Lakeshore Drive and take an immediate left turn into the park. 
COST: The $5.00 day use fee per vehicle is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day

Southern Nevada

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort – Indigenous People Market and Festival

The event was a huge success two years ago and this year should be even better! We will have over 25 vendors, several dance presentations, and amazing food options! The event runs from 10am to 3pm and since it is Nevada Public Lands Day entry is FREE! Come celebrate with us!

Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25 - Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort – Indigenous People Market and Festival
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE:  The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located at 500 E Washington Ave. Las Vegas NV 89101.
COST: Entrance fee is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day

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Contact

Jenny Ramella
775-790-0971