Description - There are several lakes and reservoirs located within Nevada. This provides opportunities for visitors to participate in varying recreational activities such a waters sports and fishing.
Notably Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it is twice the size of Rhode Island. The area's huge lakes provide may recreational opportunities.
Other lakes such as Lahontan Reservoir, Rye Patch Reservoir, Ruby Lake and Cave Lake State Park offer visitors contrasting landscapes, wildlife and opportunities to catch fish.
- Visitors to Nevada's lakes will experience the state's natural wildlife and beautiful scenery. Moreover, several lakes provide excellent fishing and wildlife viewing possibilities.
Recreation - Facilities within the State's lakes include, wildlife viewing, bird watching, scenic viewing, water sports, hiking, nature study and fishing.
Climate - Most of the acreage of Nevada lies within the desert. The climate is hot and dry most of the year. The southern area of the state surrounding Las Vegas is true to this description throughout the year. Temperatures during the summer months often reach 115 degrees F. Winters are warm with cool nights and a more pleasant time to visit the region.
Because the Great Basin lies at a higher elevation the area receives cold winter weather with snow that remains for months. Seven inches of rain falls in the region annually, although run off from the surrounding mountains contributes to the water availability.
Nevada's Lakes are located throughout the state.