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)
Administers almost 48 million acres of public land, 67% of Nevada.
Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502-7147
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.
Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en.html
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (USFS)
At 6.3 million acres, this is the largest national forest outside Alaska.
1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/
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 89311-9702
Web site: http://www.nps.gov/grba/
Death Valley National Park
A small wedge of this vast park juts into Nevada near Beatty.
P.O. Box 579, Death Valley, CA 92328
Web site: http://www.nps.gov/deva/
Nevada Scenic Byways
Nevada Department of Transportation Roadway Systems
1263 S. Stewart St., Room 105, Carson City, NV 89712
Web site: http://www.nevadadot.com/pub_involvement/scenicbyways/
Nevada Dept. of Wildlife (NDOW)
Everything you wanted to know about Nevada wildlife, and more.
1100 Valley Rd., Reno, NV 89512
Web site: http://www.ndow.org/
Discover and book trips to all of America's 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.
Web site: http://www.recreation.gov
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Refuges
Several wildlife refuges in Nevada offering varied recreational opportunities.
Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
1340 Financial Blvd. #234, Reno, NV 89502
Web site: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/
Nevada refuges: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/ByState.cfm?state=NV
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
Web site: http://www.publiclands.org
Nevada Web site: http://publiclands.org/Get-Books-and-Maps.php?plicstate=NV