Lincoln County parks and points of interest.
Visitors enjoy the state parks of Eastern Nevada for a number of reasons. Daytime summer temperatures are ten to fifteen degrees cooler than in Las Vegas, and nights cool down considerably more. Anglers can enjoy sport fishing from boat or shore at Spring Valley, Echo Canyon, Beaver Dam and Cave Lake. There are beautiful areas for exploration and photography, like Cathedral Gorge with its ancient spired formations, the springtime wildflowers at Spring Valley, or the historic charcoal ovens at Panaca Summit.
An assortment of wildlife is found in this part of Nevada. Visitors may spot coyotes, mule deer, badgers and rabbits along highways and dirt roads. Animals such as the mountain lion and ringtail cat are more elusive, moving about in the evening and early morning in areas away from heavy visitation.
Lizards, snakes, squirrels and skunks are also found in the parks. Some of these animals have nocturnal habits and can be "seen" only by their tracks. Bird life is abundant. Ravens, scrubjays, hummingbirds, quail and doves often are seen around campsites and lakes. If you're lucky you might also see a golden eagle, redtailed hawk or roadrunner.
Experience outdoor adventure and exploration at one of the many parks and sites of lincoln county, and please remember to always practice Leave No Trace skills and ethics and Tread Lightly minimum impact camping techniques.
Beaver Dam State Park
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Echo Canyon State Park
Kershaw-Ryan State Park
Spring Valley State Park
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
The Ash Springs Archeological District
The Crystal Wash Archeological District
Mount Irish Rock Art and Archeological District
Rainbow Canyon Archeological Sites
White River Narrows Archeological District