Governor kicks off state park passport program |

Governor kicks off state park passport program

Staff Report

There are 23 state parks in Nevada, and Gov. Brian Sandoval became the first visitor to receive a stamp in the new Nevada State Parks Passport.

Fourteen more stamps, and the governor will earn a free passport permit that will allow him free day use at all of the state’s parks for a year.

Sandoval, Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Director Leo Drozdoff and States Parks Administrator Eric Johnson met at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park — Spooner Lake to kick off the passport program.

The passport program is designed to encourage residents and visitors to visit all of the state’s parks, which range from its oldest and largest park, Valley of Fire in Clark County, to the alpine splendor of Wildhorse State Recreation Area in northern Elko County.

Passports will be available at the state parks. Residents may either collect stamps by visiting the park or call 775-684-2770 to receive a stamp by mail.