Out in a primitive, natural landscape filled with a wide variety of wildlife and stunning views of the eastern edge of Nevada, Beaver Dam State Park has over 2,000 acres of room for roaming. The park sits on the Nevada-Utah border and has streams, waterfalls, dramatic rock outcroppings, and ponderosa and juniper forests. It has been named a Watchable Wildlife Area.
Visitors are likely to see jackrabbits, porcupines, and turkeys, and may even spot mule deer, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, great blue herons, and even mountain lions near Beaver Dam. The park offers two campgrounds; all sites are first-come, first-served, except cyclists. Drinking water is available from April to November, but vault toilets are available year-round. There is a group camping area with space for 60, a large shade ramada, and horseshoe pits.
It is available for reservations by calling the park office. Visitors to Beaver Dam State Park can engage in all kinds of outdoor recreation activities such as camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, observing nature, and more. The streams in the park are stocked with rainbow trout and are open to fishing for those with a valid Nevada fishing license.
Dogs are permitted in most Nevada state parks but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Bring your own waste bags and always clean up after your pet. Always comply with any posted signs that indicate where dogs aren’t allowed and do not let your dog bother other park visitors or local wildlife. If you bring your dog hiking, always come prepared with plenty of water for both you and your pet.
The park also has several trails, which vary in length and complexity. One even leads to the stream bank and is a perfect spot for fishing. If you’re in Eastern Nevada and looking for a peaceful spot to camp, fish, or observe wildlife, bring your family or furry companion to Beaver Dam State Park.