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Yerington Info/Events

Attractions

Attractions

 

Fernley 95a Speedway

Nevada’s premiere motorsports complex. We are located just a short drive from Reno, Nevada and have hosted some of Northern Nevada’s most prestigious national and local racing events. From The National Sprint Car Racing Series, Midget Racing, Go-Kart racing to Off-road competitions, we offer it all. Check the event calendar for upcoming events and make it a family outing to experience the thrill of the race!

 

Jeanie Dini Cultural Center

Yerington Theatre for the ARTS at The Jeanne Dini Cultural Center
YTA at The Jeanne Dini Center was opened to the public in January 1998 and is home to an eclectic mix of performing, literary, and visual arts. Today, the landmark schoolhouse turned performing arts center is Yerington Theatre for the ARTS in the Jeanne Dini Center, located in the heart of Yerington, Nevada – and is the pride of our community. The Center hosts an intimate theater, meeting and classroom space, and two exhibition galleries. We present an exciting lineup of performances, gallery exhibitions, and special events. We bring arts of distinction from around the world and around the corner to Nevada. YTA in The Jeanne Dini Center is also home to local artists; Mason Valley Wind Spirit Dancers , Danza Azteca, Dini Center Artists, and Shutterbugs Photography Club.

 

Lyon County Museum

The creation of a museum in Yerington was envisioned during the local celebration of the United States Bicentennial in 1976. In 1978 the Lyon County Museum Society purchased the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Yerington’s Main Street. This building had been a Community Church in the town of Mason since 1911 and had been moved to Yerington in 1930.
More space was soon needed for exhibits, and in 1980 the Annex was added thanks to a grant from the Max Fleischmann foundation. Over the years, new exhibit buildings were moved to the Museum grounds and refurbished, including three one-room school houses, a general store, a blacksmith shop, and an historic gas station. In 2002, a new building devoted to exhibits on mining, railroad transportation, and local historical persons was constructed with a grant from the E.L.Wiegand Foundation. In addition, many outdoor exhibits have been added to the Museum collection over the years. The Lyon County Museum is not supported by Lyon County taxpayers and receives its funding from memberships, donations, memorials, and, most recently, profits from the Lyon County Museum Thriftstore . The Museum is operated entirely by volunteers, including a fifteen member Board of Directors, Museum tour guides, and Thrift Store workers. For more information about the Lyon County Museum, please contact us at 775-463-6576 or info@lyoncountymuseum.com .

 

Buckland Station Pony Express

Samuel Buckland moved west from Kirkersville, OH in 1850 with the California Gold Rush. In 1859, he purchased land near the Carson River in an area called Pleasant Grove. Soon, his ranch became a stop for the Overland Stage, and in 1860, he had developed a contract with Russell, Majors and Waddell to become a Pony Express stop. Also in 1860, he married Eliza Prentis. Together, they had eight children; only three of which survived into adulthood.

 

Fort Churchill

Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort . Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers, it was abandoned nine years later. Today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. A visitor center displays information and artifacts of the fort’s history. The Pony Express and the Overland Telegraph once passed through this area. Nearby is Buckland Station, a Pony Express stop, supply center, and former hotel built in 1870. Facilities at Fort Churchill State Historic Park include trails, a campground, picnic area, group-use area and access to the Carson River. Visitors can enjoy hiking, historic and environmental education, camping, picnicking, photography and canoeing. The park is located eight miles south of Silver Springs on Alternate U.S. 95, and one mile on Fort Churchill Road.

Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and Fishing

 

Nevada Dept of Wildlife

 

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

Nevada’s state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are home to many resident and migratory birds and mammals. Found throughout the state, the public can generally drive to a WMA in less than two hours from the major population centers and find great access to wildlife viewing.

The State of Nevada through the Department of Wildlife owns or has long-term leases on more than 120,000 acres of land incorporated into WMAs across the state. The primary management emphasis on WMAs is the protection of wetlands and waterfowl including the use of the areas as public hunting grounds. Hunting opportunities for sportsmen on WMAs include migratory game bird, upland game bird, furbearer, and big game hunting.

Below the map is a table of restrictions associated with each of the wildlife management areas. Please review this table and the accompanying list of hunt and use restrictions on wildlife management areas before hunting in these areas.

 

MASON VALLEY FISH HATCHERY

50 Hatchery Way, Yerington, NV 89447
(775) 463-4488

The Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area (MVWMA) is located in Mason Valley in Lyon County, about 75 miles southeast of Reno via Interstate 80 and U. S. Alternate 95. The WMA area now totals 16,635 acres.

From desert shrub lands to wet meadows, the habitats of MVWMA support an abundance of fish and wildlife that contribute significantly to the biological diversity of western Nevada. The Walker River floodplain meanders through MVWMA, providing food, cover and water for a vast array of wildlife. Numerous wet meadows and ponds dot the landscape, attracting ducks, geese, swan, songbirds and wading birds. The deep-water habitat of the newly constructed North Pond reservoir is home to fish, osprey and pelicans. Alkali desert scrub, an upland plant community, covers an extensive area on MVWMA and gives shelter to many mammals including raccoon and mule deer.

Download the brochure.

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Bodies of Water

Note: All fishable waters (listed below) at the Mason Valley WMA are open for fishing beginning the second Saturday of February and ending September 30 of every year.

  • Hinkson Slough
  • North Pond
  • Bass Pond
  • Crappie Pond
  • Walker River

Numerous other seasonally flooded ponds.

Golf

Golf

 

Carson Valley Golf

Pro Shop
Our pro shop is open year round and offers the best selection of golf items in the area.
Availlable is a full selection of golf apparel including brand name golf clubs, shoes, shirts, hats, belts and accessories. Our friendly staff are always available to help you with your purchases, if there is something special that you need, we can order it for you.

Practice Facilities
A driving range and putting range give you plenty of space to get ready for your round.

Grill
Breakfast and lunch are served April thru October from 8am to 2pm.
During the winter season hot dogs and a large snack selection are available.

Gift Cards
Available at the Pro Shop, 1027 Riverview Dr, Gardnerville or Call 775.265.3181

Hours
Summer 6.30am to 7pm
Winter 9am to 4pm

Phone 775.265.3181
Fax 775.265.3190

 

Empire Ranch Golf Course

Welcome to beautiful Carson City golf. The Empire Ranch offers a fun and inviting 27-hole championship layout for all levels of golfers. Located along the Carson River and sheltered between the bluffs on 250 acres of historic ranch land, “The Ranch” offers players plush tee boxes and smooth, fast greens. Lush fairways wandering through environmentally protected wetlands will challenge the low-handicapper, but at the same time, play fairly for the higher handicapper. Five sets of tees boxes allowed all levels of players to enjoy their day at Empire Ranch. Before, during or after your round, enjoy some of our finest meals and drinks in Mallards Restaurant overlooking our Carson City golf course.

Annual Carson City Golf Passes

Pick up an annual pass and enjoy Empire Ranch Golf Course any time you want. We offer numerous options, so there’s bound to be one just right for you and/or the entire family. Discount range cards are also available so your swing never has to suffer. Empire Ranch has one of the finest practice facilities in the area with a large grass driving range, chipping area and two practice putting greens.

You many want to enjoy the fun and challenge of Empire Ranch with friends and colleagues in one our famous golf tournaments or outings. Anywhere from 20 to 216 golfers can tackle our 27-hole Carson City golf course with professional scoring and personalized scorecards. Book now for the best dates.

 

Dayton Valley Golf Course

This Arnold Palmer Signature designed, high-desert, championship golf course is home to a PGA Tour Qualifier since 1995. This is the longest standing site in the U.S.A., to date. This beautiful oasis in the desert has lakes on ten of the eighteen holes surrounded by the majestic mountains of the eastern Sierra Nevada. We invite you to experience what has been a secret of the PGA Tour, and a select few, since the beginning.

Casinos

Casinos

 

Pioneer Crossing Casino

11 N Main St. Yerington, NV.

When it comes to the hottest slots in Yerington, we’re blazing the way! Pioneer Crossing Casino brings you the very latest Video Slots available.

Come in today and play the area’s hottest and newest video slots at Pioneer Crossing Casino-Yerington

Gaming Machines – 143 total

Table and Poker Games – 2 total

Restaurants and Bars

Features Arcade

 

Dini’s Lucky Club Casino

45 North Main Street
Yerington
(775) 463-2868

At Dini’s Lucky Club you’ll feel like you’re part of the family, because you are! We have been a part of Nevada history since 1933 and continue to offer that fun and friendly atmosphere for which we are known. From the latest slots, video poker and keno, to mouth watering dining options and the best waterin’ hole in Yerington, Dini’s Lucky Club is Always Your Best Bet!

Dini’s Slot Club offers some of the best club rewards in the area. Sign up for your card and get bonus free slot play, invitations to special events and parties, complimentary dining offers and more! See the cashier to sign up for your Dini’s Slot Club card today.

Coffee Shop

Traditional Coffee Shop Classics And Daily Specials

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6AM. Take out orders welcome at 775.463.2868 ext. 816
What started out as the local pizzeria has become the locals’ favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring traditional coffee shop classics and daily specials, the coffee shop at Dini’s is sure to hit the spot.

Coffee Shop Menu

Buffets

A Selection of freshly prepared favorites

Featured Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 5PM.
You’ll get your fill and then some with our buffets featuring a large selection of freshly prepared favorites.

TheCellar

Opens at 9AM
Hang out or hide out at Yerington’s best waterin’ hole – The Cellar. Enjoy the finest craft brews on tap, your favorite libations, daily happy hours and great food from The Cellar kitchen. Our friendly bartenders keep the party going all day and night while you kick back and enjoy casual company or catch your favorite team on our big screens.

Air Sports

Air Sports

From Las Vegas to Reno, the sky is the limit (literally) for adventure in air sports. Whether you want to gently glide amongst the clouds in a hot air balloon, plummet at exhilarating speeds from an airplane, or soar high above the mountains, Nevada’s bright blue skies provide an air sport for everyone.

If you wish to experience the feeling of calmly floating through the air, take a parasailing ride over pristine Lake Tahoe in northern Nevada. You’ll see blue all around you, including straight below you into the clear depths of this beautiful mountain lake. Or, if you are a thrill seeker, head south to fabulous Las Vegas where you can experience speeds of 120 mph as you skydive from an airplane. As you parachute high over the desert, you’ll be able to see Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Las Vegas Strip. If you fall somewhere in between peaceful and thrilling, try the awe-inspiring experience of hang gliding. Washoe Valley provides breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada and the ranchland below as thermal lifts can take flights up over 17,000 feet. Farther south is Carson Valley where Minden is home to some of the best soaring in the country. This air sport allows a power plane to tow a sailplane high into the sky and then release it allowing the pilot and up to two passengers to soar over 20,000 feet in an exciting, yet tranquil ride through the air.

Take flight and enjoy all the wonderment that air sports have to offer. From peaceful to exuberating, and definitely blue, you’ll find it in Nevada’s skies.

Biking

Biking

Nevada offers thousands of miles of trails and routes of every skill level for mountain bikers and road bikers alike to explore. From mountains and highways to valleys and backcountry roads, each will be rewarded with the spectacular Nevada scenery and breathtaking views.

Mountain bikers will delight in the varied terrain of Nevada’s trails. In northern Nevada, the Tahoe Rim Trail is a must. Forming a 165-mile loop around Lake Tahoe, this trail offers views of Lake Tahoe’s crystal blue waters. Peavine Mountain, the Virginia City Imba-Epic Ride and the Comstock Bicycle Ride also provide challenging terrain in the Reno and Carson Valley areas. In rural Nevada, the Austin Mountain Bike Trail Network offers canyons, loops and runs through sagebrush and rocky hills. Try Winnemucca’s Bloody Shins Trail or Harrison Pass in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. And in southern Nevada, explore the Bootleg Canyon Trails of Boulder City, the twists and turns of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Logandale Trails System in Overton.

Road bikers will be equally impressed with Nevada’s pavement. In northern Nevada, ride the Tour of the Comstock in Virginia City where you’ll pass old mines and historic buildings. See the hot springs and ranches that make up the majestic Carson Valley on the Sierra Foothills Tour. And view giant tufa formations on the Pyramid Lake Tour. In Elko, take the Lamoille Canyon Tour, one of the most scenic rides in the state. In the Las Vegas area, ride the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Tour and the Blue Diamond Loop where you’ll view gorgeous red sandstone and wild burros.

Whichever path you choose, you’ll find that Nevada caters to mountain bikers and road bikers of all skill levels. Push and pull as you explore Nevada’s infinite biking terrain.

Birding

Birding

Nevada’s dramatically diverse terrain may mean incredible adventure possibilities for the outdoor lover, but it also provides sanctuary for hundreds upon hundreds of species of birds. Add to that a slew of annual birding festivals, and you’ve got one great state for bird watching.

Whether you’re heading to the northern end of the Silver State or down south, you won’t find a shortage of parks, wilderness areas and wildlife refuges guaranteed to satisfy any bird watching craving. In northeastern Nevada, Elko County offers an impressive range of bird habitats. In fact, it’s the only spot in the entire Western Hemisphere where you can catch a glimpse of the Himalayan snowcock. Other birdie beauties include lazuli buntings, black terns, black rosy fines and long-billed curlews. Another birding paradise is known as the “Oasis of Nevada.” Fallon is surrounded by globally important wetlands, home to thousands of breeding American avocet, black-necked stilt and white-faced ibis, among others. The bird-loving town also hosts the annual Spring Wings Bird Festival.

Situated in the high desert of northern Nevada is the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex, a sanctuary comprised of three separate refuges, the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, the Fallon National Wildlife Refuge and Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge that total roughly 163,000 acres of wetland habitat. The brackish and freshwater marshes, alkali playas, desert shrub lands, sand dunes, cottonwood and willow riparian areas and rocky, 500-acre island surrounded by a desert lake act as ideal habitat for more than 260 bird species, including the American white pelican, white-faced ibis, double-crested cormorant, as well as numerous species of heron, gull, tern and egret. Don’t forget those binoculars!

Moving south, birdwatchers will find a plethora of bird-friendly areas, including the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Lincoln County. The complex, which includes the Pahranagat National Wildlife, Desert National Wildlife, Ash Meadows National Wildlife and Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuges, has recorded hundreds of bird species thanks to its many diverse habitats. Keep your eyes open for everything from songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors to great blue herons, bald and golden eagles and many, many more. Down south is also where you’ll find the annual Wings & Wildlife Festival of Southern Nevada, bursting with seminars and guided tours.

For information on where to go, what to see for in birding northern Nevada, visit the Lahontan Audubon Society.

For more birding details, including some of the best off-the-beaten-track spots to catch a glimpse of Nevada’s beautiful native fowl, call or write for your free Nevada birding map:

Fallon Tourism
100 Campus Way
Fallon NV 89406
775-423-4556
866-632-5566
FallonTourism.com

Climbing

Climbing

If climbing crags and scaling rock walls is your passion, Nevada has the outdoor and indoor climbing you crave. With more than 300 mountain ranges, Nevada is host to a plethora of rock formations that will test your mental and physical strength.

In northern Nevada explore River Rock, a granite formation just west of Reno along the Truckee River that provides great half-day climbs. Dinosaur Rock, just south of Carson City, challenges climbers to a 140-foot-high crag. And the East Shore Crags of Lake Tahoe furnish climbers with plenty of multi-faced rocks to ascend.

While in rural Nevada, climb at Great Basin National Park, including the 90-foot crag The Diamond, Solomon’s Arrow, Shenandoah Wall and Nameless Tower, which offers three different routes. The Adobe Range north of Elko is a relatively new site offering traditional and sport routes. And Mecca in Caliente tests climbers with crimps, pockets and slopes.

During your visit to the Las Vegas area in southern Nevada, climb the limestone cliffs of the Spring Mountains at Mount Charleston and explore the routes at remote Mount Potosi. If you’re up to conquering sandstone ridges, you must climb at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There are more than 1,200 routes including Dog Wall, Magic Bus and Olive Oil.

Nevada also has several rock climbing resources, associations and clubs including indoor climbing centers that provide rock walls as well as instruction. Whether it’s outdoor or indoor, beginner or expert, the climbs in Nevada are worth every pinched finger.

Hiking

Hiking

Whether you are a casual hiker in search of a leisurely walk or a serious hiker looking for a challenging trek, Nevada’s trails offer thousands of miles of hikes with amazing surroundings and scenery. Everything from desert to lush meadows, mountains to valleys and rivers to lakes, Nevada has a trail for you.

With acres of pine trees and snow-capped peaks, hikers in northern Nevada will find mountain lakes, creeks and canyons to explore. The Tahoe Rim Trail provides 165 miles of breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe while Spooner Lake offers two miles round trip with routes that lead to Marlette Lake and the Flume Trail. The Mount Rose Wilderness Area, just a quick drive from Reno, offers intermediate and advanced trails such as the Mount Rose Summit Trail, the Jones-Whites Creek Loop Trail, the Whites & Thomas Creek Canyons and Hunter Creek.

Your visit to rural Nevada should include a trip to Great Basin National Park just outside of Baker where you can hike over 60 miles of trails such as the Bristlecone-Glacier Trail and Baker Lake Trail. Other great hikes include the Mount Moriah Wilderness, which is home to Nevada’s fifth highest peak, Table Mountain Wilderness just north of Tonopah and the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness north of Winnemucca.

During your stay in Las Vegas head out to a number of southern Nevada desert trails. Explore the awe-inspiring red sandstone at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the miles of trails at the Mount Charleston Wilderness or the petroglyphs on the Mouse’s Tank trail at Valley of Fire State Park.

Hiking Nevada is always a beautiful experience, especially in the fall as the vibrant autumn foliage is spectacular. With stunning scenery and varied terrain awaiting you, follow the trail to Nevada.

Lahontan State Recreation Area

Lahontan State Recreation Area

Named after an ancient lake, Lahontan Reservoir was originally built as part of an irrigation project to water nearby farmlands. With willows and cottonwoods scattered along 69 miles of shoreline, the park is one of most popular places in Nevada to boat, fish, water-ski, horseback ride, camp and enjoy the outdoors year-round. Canoeing from Fort Churchill to the lake makes for a great day trip when conditions allow. Wild horses, bobcat, fox and deer share the park with a variety of birds, including migratory waterfowl, pelicans, herons, egrets and hawks. Lahontan is also a nesting site for bald eagles.

Park Details

Walker River

Walker River

 

History

The East Walker River in Nevada flows through Lyon County originating along the eastern slope of the Sierras. Bridgeport Reservoir, located 7 miles upstream of the NV-CA border, stores irrigation water for downstream farmland. Historically, cutthroat trout migrated 140 miles from Walker Lake to the headwaters. A low or nonexistent water supply, poor habitat, poor water quality, and barriers have eliminated any chance of these fish from currently migrating and spawning in the headwaters.

 

Pertinent Information

Approximately 38% of the East Walker River flows through BLM and Forest Service lands. The upstream public site is Rosaschi Ranch, which has a “No Harvest” fishing regulation and is the most popular for fly and lure fishing anglers. Rainbow and brown trout and mountain whitefish spawn naturally here and populations are the highest compared to downstream populations. Farther downstream is the Elbow, which is stocked with rainbow trout. The habitat conditions there are also suitable for natural trout spawning. Both fly-fishing and bait fishing are popular here. Other common sites are Raccoon Beach and Zanis, which have more difficult access and limited trout stocking. Angler Drop-Box Survey data for 2011 showed that anglers caught 1.1 fish per hour and over 5.0 fish per day. Rainbow trout made up 70% while the remaining were mostly brown trout (27%) and mountain whitefish (3%). Farmland irrigation generally begins in April and ends in October. Flows reach between 200 to 500 cfs in summer and the river is difficult to wade. Winter flow ranges between 20 and 50 cfs. Finally, the East Walker River is classified as non-navigable, meaning if the river passes through private property, the river itself is considered private property and there is no fishing without permission.

 

Stocking

10,500 catchable rainbow trout will be stocked in spring and 1,500 will be stocked in the September. Sites include Raccoon Beach and Zanis, and the Elbow. Rosaschi Ranch does not get stocked. Additionally, fingerling brown trout will be stocked based on availability.

 

Regulations

Rosaschi Ranch is “catch and release” fishing using only artificial lures with single barbless hooks. All other sites have general fishing regulations: the season is open year around, any hour of the day or night; daily and possession limits are 5 trout, 10 mountain whitefish, and 15 warmwater game fish of which not more than 5 may be black bass.

 

Boating Regulations

There are no special boating regulations on the East Walker River. Rafters do fish the river occasionally, but remember you must gain prior permission from private landowners to trespass. Additionally, barbed-wire fences cross the river at property boundaries and extreme caution must be used.

 

Access

From Wellington on Hwy 208, travel south on the Wellington Cutoff to Hwy 338. Continue south on Hwy 338 for about 23.5 miles, turning east on Sweetwater Road. This is a County maintained dirt road and about the first 3-miles is Rosaschi Ranch. Many anglers park near the County Bridge within 1.5 miles of Highway 338 turnoff. From this bridge, continue east about 4-miles to reach the Elbow, directly adjacent to the road. From the Elbow, travel about 9.5 miles east to a major 4-way intersection. Turn north (towards Yerington) and travel about 7.5 miles to Raccoon Beach’s turnoff; access to the river is about 5.5 miles and 4-wheel drive is recommended. On the main road at the Raccoon Beach turnoff, continue north to Zanis’ turnoff within 6.5 miles; the river is within 2.5 miles and 4-wheel drive is recommended. There are absolutely no facilities once you leave Wellington, so be prepared for anything.

Wilson Canyon

Wilson Canyon

Over the past ten years Wilson Canyon has become as a place to camp, fish, hike, picnic and ride off-highway vehicles (OHV). With this increased use has come increased pressure on the natural resources of the area, particularly the Walker River corridor. Vegetation has been destroyed and soils have eroded and washed into the river.

In cooperation with other federal and state agencies, Lyon County and citizen groups, the BLM has fenced and erected signs along the bed and banks of the river. Pedestrian access to the river will continue, however, in order to protect this fragile resource motorized vehicles and camping are not allowed inside the fence. OHV use and camping still may take place away from the river itself. Our management emphasis continues to assure that multiple use can continue while protecting the natural resources of the area for the enjoyment of future generations.

You can help protect Wilson Canyon and continue to enjoy the recreational opportunities that the area offers by following a few common sense guidelines:

  • Respect private property – leave fences, gates and signs as you find them.
  • Keep a clean campsite. Leave no trace of your visit. Do not cut down or destroy any bushes, trees or other vegetation.
  • Use the existing toilet facilities or bring a portable toilet with you. Do not drain gray water or holding tanks onto the ground or into the river. Bybee’s store, in Smith provides an RV dump station for only $3.00.
  • Practice sound OHV riding techniques
  • Ride on existing roads and trails. Do not pioneer new trails or ride in the river.
  • Keep dust and noise down by not riding fast along the frontage roads. Get off your motorcycle or ATV and push it across the highway to the nearest access trail.
  • Observe safe speeds – 25 MPH on Copper Belt Road and 5 MPH in the Rest Area and around campsites. Ride on the RIGHT.
  • Avoid using steep hill climbs near the river. They cause erosion and create ugly scars that everyone in the canyon can see.
  • Fire restrictions are in effect. Absolutely NO OPEN FIRES ARE ALLOWED – this includes campfires and charcoal cooking fires.

Back Country

Back Country

With over 110,000 square miles of desert, mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers, Nevada offers the ultimate in backcountry activities. From sandboarding to snowmobiling, fishing to heli-skiing, horseback riding to hunting, there is an activity for everyone!

Nevada’s varied terrain and diverse weather conditions provide some of the best recreation in the West. With heavy snowfall in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area of northwestern Nevada, dry desert in the Las Vegas area of southern Nevada and a combination of both in between, the Nevada backcountry offers as much excitement as the Las Vegas Strip.

For the thrill seeker, go heli-skiing on the peaks of the snow-covered Ruby Mountains, known as Nevada’s Swiss Alps. Or, hop on your ATV and head to Sand Mountain Recreation Area in Fallon. These dunes provide over five square miles of sandboarding fun.

If snowsports are more your speed, head to the Sierra Nevada in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area where you’ll find the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America. East of Reno-Lake Tahoe, in Elko, you’ll find backcountry trails for snowmobiling and snowshoeing. And you can even ski or board in southern Nevada at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort!

If you want to experience the backcountry at a slower pace, go horseback riding in the Spring Mountains of the Mount Charleston Wilderness or on the Jarbidge River Trail. You can also watch wild horses and burros at the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area in southern Nevada. And if you enjoy hunting, Nevada has everything from chuckar to pheasant and deer to elk.

For experiences that are off the beaten path, explore the marvelous wonders waiting for you in Nevada’s backcountry. You’ll see why the Silver State’s vast and varied landscape is home to unlimited outdoor adventure.

State Parks

State Parks

Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, nature study, star gazing. Not your thing? How about mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating. Choose your favorite outdoor activity and Nevada State Parks will provide a place for it.

There are 24 parks, recreation areas, and historic sites in the Nevada park system, stretched across terrains as diverse as alpine forests and bone-dry deserts. Among them are natural lakes and man-made reservoirs, such as world-famous, 22-mile-long Lake Tahoe or the much smaller Echo Canyon and its 35-acre reservoir.

National Parks

National Parks

With the Silver State’s nearly 70 recreation areas, from state park and historic sites to campgrounds, backcountry byways and more, outdoor enthusiasts will find no end of explorable terrain. But up the ante with two spectacular national parks and it’s easy to see why Nevada’s possibilities for adventure are as wide open as the landscape.

It may not sound inviting, but don’t let the name fool you. Death Valley National Park is filled with rich sand dunes, colorful rocks, brilliantly hued canyons and more. The colossal park measures 3.4 million acres of largely unpopulated terrain, but explorers brave enough to venture in will find a fascinating collection of relics from its amazing past. From charcoal kilns and ghost towns to petroglyphs and ancient Shoshone foot trails, the park is anything but barren. And while it hasn’t also been such an amazing tourist destination – early pioneers gave certain features in the valley names indicative of their extreme struggles here, including Hell’s Gate, Starvation Canyon, Coffin Peak and the Funeral Mountains, among others – today’s visitors will find Death Valley far more inviting.

Great Basin National Park, the only national park located entirely within Nevada, is a wonderland of outdoor beauty, home to groves of ancient bristlecone pines, one of the planet’s oldest living things, beautiful towering peaks and amazing features like the Lehman Caves. These incredible limestone caverns were originally protected as a national monument before being incorporated into the larger national park. The expansive park features an assortment of excellent campsites, perfect launching pads for hikers, climbers, explorers and more.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Areas

Nevada’s magnificent Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is home to a selection of these fine points of recreation, including the truly spectacular Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Measuring more than 316,000 acres, the territory begins just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas. Locals know the area as Mt. Charleston and escape here regularly, drawn by its surprising ecological diversity. The recreation area boasts snowy peaks, hardy desert terrain, low meadows and steep canyons, offering recreational pursuits from snowboarding and skiing to wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, climbing and more. Another wilderness area in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Mt. Moriah Wilderness Area, offers extreme outdoorsmen a wilder experience. The remote, secluded region stretches more than 80,000 acres and draws hunters and fishers from miles around.

At the other end of the state lies a friendlier outdoor experience. Tucked away in northeastern Nevada is the Mill Creek Recreation Area, just 20 miles south of Battle Mountain. Avid campers routinely descend on the historic site, the former location of a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp, which sits at 5,200 feet. With its 11 designated campsites, picnic tables, fire rings and restroom facilities nearby, it’s a wonderful place for a family camping trip. The surrounding canyons offer a plethora of relaxed outdoor activities, including fishing, birdwatching and short hikes.

One of the most distinctive recreation areas in the Silver State is a haven to off-road riders, hikers and sandboarders. Sand Mountain Recreation Area, about 25 miles east of Fallon, is home to a mound of sand two miles long and 600 feet high, a thrilling and unbelievable site that just begs to explored, hiked, biked and ridden. That’s the story with many of Nevada’s incredible recreation areas – and they’re all out there, waiting to be discovered.

Airport

Airport

 

Resources

Hospitals

Hospitals

 

South Lyon Medical Center

The Mission of South Lyon Medical Center is to provide access to health care services needed by the community.

Located in beautiful rural Nevada, South Lyon Medical Center provides care to the residents of Mason and Smith Valley and the surrounding area for more than 50 years.

SLMC believes we have a special responsibility to improve the health and well-being of the community, both inside and outside our walls. That is why we are constantly working to identify unmet needs and develop programs and services to address them.

The expert care that you’ll receive at SLMC goes hand-in-hand with a level of concern that you can find only in a small hospital. SLMC’s excellent nursing staff provides a broad based range of experience that easily handles the demands of a combinations long-term care facility and acute care hospital.

Long Term Care SLMC has an attached 49-bed Long Term Care facility. All beds are certified for Medicare and Medicaid use.

South Lyon Medical Center’s Long Term Care unit is a skilled nursing facility offering a wide range of services. Nurses work in close association with certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapy, Activities, Housekeeping, and Dietary. We have Professional consultatnts in the fields of Diet therapy, Activities and Pharmacy.

  • Full Service, double occupancy rooms
  • Licensed nursing staff 24/7
  • Rehabilitation services with Physical Therapist
  • Restorative nursing services
  • Meal services
  • Laundry services
  • Housekeeping services

All offered in a nurturning and caring environment. To recieve further information please contact:
Lisa Moss R.N, LTC Supervisor

The Emergency Department at South Lyon Medical Center is proud to serve the emergency care needs of not only Yerington but our surrounding communities as well .

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Physical Therapy Services include:

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain and Strain
  • Gait and Balance Training
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Wound Care including Wound Vac
  • Work Injury
University

University

 

WESTERN NEVADA COLLEGE

114 Pearl Street
Yerington
(775) 463-2412

We’re here to help you meet your academic goals in a friendly, supportive campus environment. Western students enjoy strong academic programs, smaller classes, and knowledgeable professors who really care about them.

Whether you are a recent high school graduate or a returning adult student, and whether you want to prepare for a career, or move up in your current job, you’ll find a path to success at Western.

Make the right choice now for a brighter future.

Government

Government

 

City of Yerington – City Hall – (775) 463-3511

Yerington Police Department – (775) 463-2333

Public Works Department – (775) 463-2729

If you have an emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance.