Walker Lake

Hawthorne, NV

Where are we going?

Walker Lake
Hwy 95
NV 89415

775 867-3001

What is there to do?

Here's some history, kids. Did you know that Walker Lake is one of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea which covered much of western Nevada nearly 10,000 years ago? That's right, Nevada used to be under the ocean! Pretty amazing, huh?

Now, you can enjoy a host of fun outdoor activities, right in this incredible piece of living history! 

What also makes Walker Lake really special, is that it's one of North America's great desert lakes, filled with threatened species of trout, as well as migrating waterfowl

At Walker Lake you can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, plus there are facilities at the park that include shade ramadas, tables and grills along a sandy beach. 

If you have water skiing and personal watercraft you are more than welcome to bring them, as well as kayaks and canoes. That's the perfect way to explore the Walker River Delta, or just observing the wildlife all around you. 

Walker Lake State Recreation Area is located 11 miles north of Hawthorne on U.S. 95. The park is open all year.

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


When can we go?

Best in daylight hours

The park is open all year!


Any top tips?

Make sure you take sun protection and a camera!

I’m Hungry!

Take a picnic! There are plenty of picnicking spots for you to enjoy at the lake

Healthy Eating

Take water so you don't get dehydrated!

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