Free Fishing Day at Nevada State Parks on Saturday, June 8

In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) June 8, Nevada State Parks are waiving entrance fees and the need for a fishing license to encourage kids and families to explore America’s great outdoors.

“Fishing is still one of our great pastimes and is an excellent way to get families and children into our parks,” said Dave Morrow, administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks. “In support of Free Fishing Day, all of our water-based parks are participating by giving free entrance to visitors for the day who show fishing poles at park entrances.”

State parks with fishing opportunities include:

  • Washoe Lake
  • Sand Harbor and the Lake Tahoe Backcountry (Spooner and Hobart)
  • Rye Patch
  • Lahontan
  • South Fork
  • Wild Horse
  • Cave Lake
  • Spring Valley
  • Echo Canyon
  • Beaver Dam
  • Big Bend of the Colorado

Nevada State Parks will also sponsor events such as stargazing, geo-caching, bird watching, evening campfire programs and guided hikes. Events are listed at and park entrance fees may apply to some of the park programs.

For more information, contact Dave Morrow at  775-684-2771 or