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Walker River State Recreation Area

Walker River State Recreation Area

The State of Nevada benefited from an extraordinary opportunity to acquire land to establish the Walker River State Recreation Area.

The acquisition includes several large ranch properties that have been largely closed to public access for over 100 years.

Today, they afford the potential for a vibrant outdoor experience that no other single Nevada State Park can provide. The new state park includes four units: the Pitchfork Ranch, Rafter 7 Ranch, Flying M Ranch* and the Nine Mile Ranch.

The park units will open to the public over time, as development and infrastructure is completed.

Currently, the Elbow section of the Nine Mile Ranch is open for exploration. The Pitchfork Ranch opened to the public on September 22, 2018. Announcements will be made as phased development is completed.

*The Flying M Ranch is currently under a life estate agreement and is not planned for development at this time.

Walker River State Recreation Area