Governor kicks off state park passport program | NevadaAppeal.com

Governor kicks off state park passport program

Record-Courier staff reports

There are 23 state parks in Nevada, and on Wednesday 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 will be at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park — Spooner Lake 1:30 p.m. today to kick off the passport program.

Spooner Lake is located near the intersection of highways 50 and 28 in northwestern Douglas County.

The park is one of two in the county, the other is Mormon Station State Historical Park in Genoa.

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.

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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.