State Parks waive fees for Nevada Public Lands Day on Sept. 25

State Parks waive fees for Nevada Public Lands Day on Sept. 25
Walker River State Recreation Area. Image: Sydney Martinez / Travel Nevada

CARSON CITY–Nevada State Parks will offer a fee-free day Saturday, Sept. 25 to celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day. Residents and visitors can access parks without paying fees for entry, camping or boating.

State Parks officials said Public Lands Day is intended to encourage Nevadans to discover affordable recreation close to home.

In addition to the one-day fee waiver, several state parks are hosting special events on Sept. 25.

Walker River – Introduction to Archery

Park Rangers at the Walker River State Recreation Area host and 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.

Participants will meet at the visitor center at Pitchfork Ranch, 211 E. Walker Rd. in Yerington. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin after that, with a short break at noon and a just-for-fun accuracy shoot until 2 p.m.

Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a 6-foot leash. Dress for the weather and bring your water bottles. Registration is required; call (775-463-1609) or email wrsra@parks.nv.gov to sign up.

Washoe Lake – Guided Hike

Park staff will lead a guided hike along the 3.5-mile North Loop Equestrian Trail from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The easy hike begins from the North Boat Ramp Equestrian parking lot, located off Douglas and Lakeshore. Participants should be prepared to walk in loose sand and on uneven ground. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times.

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort – Indigenous People Market and Festival

Park officials said this event was a huge success in 2019 and anticipate a similar outcome for this year’s event. It includes more than 25 vendors, several dance presentations, and food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located at 500 E. Washington Ave. in Las Vegas.

Source: Nevada State Parks