Nevada State Parks seeks input from park visitors on the future of Lahontan | Carson City Nevada News

Do you recreate at Lahontan State Recreation Area? What type of activities do you engage in? If you had a magic wand, what would you change in Lahontan? In June, visitors to Lahontan will have the opportunity to have their say on key issues like these to help shape the future of the recreation area.

The Nevada Division of State Parks will host a series of public workshops to gather input to help guide the Lahontan State Recreation Area Development Plan update. The series of workshops will begin with an open house on planning. The event will take place at the Lahontan State Recreation Area Silver Springs Day Use Area on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open House attendees will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a free All Access Annual Pass, valued at $250.

“Public participation is a key element of a successful plan. We ask all stakeholders to join us early in the planning process so that we can fully understand existing uses, user needs, constraints and opportunities. By taking the time to participate, our visitors can help guide the future of the recreation area,” said Nevada State Parks Administrator Bob Mergell.

Additional public meetings will take place the third week of June:

Tuesday, June 14, 12 p.m.
Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St. Carson City, NV
Wednesday, June 15, 5:30 p.m.
Fallon William N. Pennington Life Center, 952 S. Maine St Fallon, NV
Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.
Fernley Community Center 10 S. Main St. Fernley, NV
Offering over 29,000 acres of open space, Lahontan SRA offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation including camping, boating, hunting and fishing. Last updated in 1991, the existing development plan is obsolete. The plan update project is a collaboration between Nevada State Parks and the National Parks Service’s Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance program, and brings together a multidisciplinary team of planners, field staff and other experts in matter. When complete, the Development Plan Update Project will help Nevada State Parks implement priority projects in Lahontan to enhance the recreational experience.

For more information on the project, visit parks.nv.govplanning-and-development. For questions or comments regarding the planning process, please email [email protected]