Nevada Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Silver State:

Nevada, known for Las Vegas as well as the silver deposits that were discovered and mined there, is located almost entirely within the Great Basin and contains sandy deserts, snow-capped mountains, forested lands, and grassy valleys.

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Nevada Welcome Sign National Parks:

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Great Basin National Park
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    National Recreation Trails:
  • Grimes Point Trail
  • Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail
  • Tahoe Rim National Recreation Trail
  • Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail
  • Wheeler Peak Trail
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    National Recreation Areas:
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Location: southern Nevada and northwest Arizona, containing two large reservoirs (Lake Mead and Lake Mohave) and the Hoover Dam, partially overlapping Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and administered by the National Park Service. [Official Site]
  • Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Location: Southern Nevada, just west of Las Vegas, adjacent to the Mount Charleston Wilderness, and administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. [Official Site]
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    Death Valley National Park National Forests:
  • Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. (Largest in the lower 48.) Location: Sparks, Nevada (as well as California). [Official Site]
  • Tahoe National Forest. Location: Nevada City, California. [Official Site]
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    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • Desert National Wildlife Range
  • Fallon National Wildlife Refuge
  • Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
  • Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge
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    National Wilderness Areas: Great Basin National Park
  • Alta Toquima Wilderness
  • Arc Dome Wilderness
  • Arrow Canyon Wilderness
  • Bald Mountain Wilderness
  • Becky Peak Wilderness
  • Big Rocks Wilderness
  • Black Canyon Wilderness (Nevada)
  • Black Rock Desert Wilderness
  • Boundary Peak Wilderness
  • Bridge Canyon Wilderness
  • Bristlecone Wilderness
  • Calico Mountains Wilderness
  • Clover Mountains Wilderness
  • Currant Mountain Wilderness
  • Death Valley Wilderness
  • Delamar Mountains Wilderness
  • East Fork High Rock Canyon Wilderness
  • East Humboldt Wilderness
  • Eldorado Wilderness
  • Far South Egans Wilderness
  • Fortification Range Wilderness
  • Goshute Canyon Wilderness
  • Government Peak Wilderness
  • Grant Range Wilderness
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • High Rock Canyon Wilderness
  • High Rock Lake Wilderness
  • High Schells Wilderness
  • Highland Ridge Wilderness
  • Ireteba Wilderness
  • Jarbidge Wilderness
  • Jimbilnan Wilderness
  • Jumbo Springs Wilderness
  • La Madre Mountain Wilderness
  • Lime Canyon Wilderness
  • Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness
  • Meadow Valley Range Wilderness
  • Mormon Mountains Wilderness
  • Mount Charleston Wilderness
  • Mount Grafton Wilderness
  • Mount Irish Wilderness
  • Mount Moriah Wilderness
  • Mount Rose Wilderness
  • Muddy Mountains Wilderness
  • Nellis Wash Wilderness
  • North Black Rock Range Wilderness
  • North Jackson Mountains Wilderness
  • North McCullough Wilderness
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Pahute Peak Wilderness
  • Parsnip Peak Wilderness
  • Pinto Valley Wilderness
  • Quinn Canyon Wilderness
  • Rainbow Mountain Wilderness
  • Red Mountain Wilderness (Nevada)
  • Ruby Mountains Wilderness
  • Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness
  • Shellback Wilderness
  • South Egan Range Wilderness
  • South Jackson Mountains Wilderness
  • South McCullough Wilderness
  • South Pahroc Range Wilderness
  • Spirit Mountain Wilderness
  • Table Mountain Wilderness
  • Tunnel Spring Wilderness
  • Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness
  • Weepah Spring Wilderness
  • White Pine Range Wilderness
  • White Rock Range Wilderness
  • Worthington Mountains Wilderness
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    National Conservation Areas:
  • Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area [Official Site]
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area [Official Site]
  • Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area [Official Site]
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    Lahontan State Park National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive
  • Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway
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    Nevada State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Beaver Dam State Park
  • Belmont Courthouse Historic State Monument
  • Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park
  • Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
  • Cathedral Gorge State Park
  • Dayton State Park
  • Echo Canyon State Park
  • Floyd Lamb State Park
  • Fort Churchill State Historic Park
  • Kershaw-Ryan State Park
  • Lahontan State Recreation Area
  • Lake Tahoe State Park
  • Mormon Station State Historic Park
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
  • Rye Patch State Recreation Area
  • South Fork State Recreation Area
  • Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
  • Spring Valley State Park
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Walker Lake State Recreation Area
  • Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Site
  • Washoe Lake State Park
  • Wild Horse State Recreation Area
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    State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Angel Lake Road
  • Barrel Springs Back Country Byway
  • Bitter Springs Back Country Byway
  • Buckhorn Back Country Byway
  • California Trail Back Country Byway
  • Deer Creek Road (State Route 158)
  • Extraterrestrial Highway
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Fort Churchill to Wellington Back Country Byway
  • Gold Butte Back Country Byway
  • Highway 93
  • Kyle Canyon Road (State Route 157)
  • Lamoille Canyon Road
  • The Loneliest Road in America
  • Lovelock Cave Back Country Byway
  • Lunar Crater Back Country Byway
  • Mount Rose Highway
  • Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway
  • Mt. Wilson Back Country Byway
  • Red Rock Canyon Back Country Byway
  • Red Rock Canyon Road
  • Valley of Fire State Park Roadways

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