NASPD 2023 Conference

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Whether you’re seeking a relaxing beach day, a rugged backcountry camping adventure, or dining and sightseeing along Lake Tahoe’s shores, the sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor recreation at Lake Tahoe. The basin features four Nevada state parks - Sand Harbor, Cave Rock, Van Sickle, and Spooner Lake – just waiting to be explored. You’ll also want to check out Vikingsholm castle, situated on the shores of the aptly named Emerald Bay. A hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail provides sweeping views of the lake, and a ride up the Heavenly gondola offers an equally stunning vistas. Cruising aboard the MS Dixie paddle boat is a great way to experience Lake Tahoe from the water.

If you’re up for a taste of the “real” Nevada, hit the backroads by foot, bike, horse or OHV, or travel the “Loneliest Road in America” from Carson City in the west to Ely in the east. Step back in time at historic state parks like Fort Churchill and Mormon Station, and explore the greater Reno-Tahoe area at Washoe Lake State Park. Nevada is also home to two National Parks, Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada, and Death Valley National Park in the south.

Of course you may also want to take on the nightlife of Las Vegas. If you make it that far south, make sure to visit the otherworldly Valley of Fire State Park, or the vintage ranch house at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. We hope whatever you do, you get to see and enjoy the wide variety of experiences that Nevada has to offer!