Welcome to Nevada
Mention the name Nevada and for many people it conjures up images of Las Vegas, Reno, neon-lit nights and casinos. Others will think of a vast, empty land where mountain ranges stand like mirages on the horizon and the sky seems to be bigger than anywhere else, including Montana. Certainly, our state is all those things, but it is much, much more. It is also deserted mining towns where riches were made and lost, lush oases that stand in sharp contrast to barren lands, isolated ranches the size of small countries, trees that were old when Rome was an empire, and even an honest-to-goodness glacier. Yep, a glacier.
More than 77 percent of Nevada is in public ownership. You can explore Nevada's public lands here at the Nevada Public Lands Information Center. You will discover detailed information about recreational opportunities for more than 200 public lands sites throughout the state.
Plus, in our Maps & Books section, you can purchase books, maps, and other educational items to make your virtual or real visit truly rewarding.
To begin your journey, click on Recreation Search. For information on lodging, museums, tribal lands, and commercial attractions or services, contact the Nevada Commission on Tourism. For hunting and fishing proclamations, visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife.