State Parks open for free day June 11

State Parks open for free day June 11
Cathedral Gorge State Park, Image: Sydney Martinez / Travel Nevada

CARSON CITY — Nevada State Parks on June 11 will be open with free day-use admission and fishing as part of the annual “Discover Nevada State Parks” event.

Parks officials said the free day use is intended to encourage residents and visitors to use the parks, which they say is an affordable option for outdoor recreation.

“Nevada’s state parks offer a great diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities,” State Parks Administrator Bob Mergell said. “For example, visitors can view a 225 million old Ichthyosaur fossil at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, take in the starry night skies at Ward Charcoal Ovens, or spend a relaxing afternoon fishing at the Walker River State Recreation Area.”

Visitors who are participating in the passport challenge can also get a stamp in their passport book on June 11 without paying he day-use fee. The challenge requires visitors to get their passport booklet stamped at 15 different parks to earn a free annual day-use pass to all Nevada State Parks.

More information on park locations and hours and the passport program is at

Source: Nevada State Parks