Events Calendar

Knotty Pine 250 @ Caliente, NV
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day

Lincoln County is excited to welcome Southern Nevada Offroad Enthusiasts for the Knotty Pine 250! Racers and spectators can visit for more information on this exciting event!

Kids’ Fishing Derby @ Echo Canyon State Park
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 10, 2017

You’re invited to Echo Canyon State Park’s annual Kids Fishing Derby, as part of the statewide free fishing day! Young anglers have a chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarships, as well as a variety of other great prizes, by catching one of the tagged fish at Echo Reservoir. Prizes are also available to the kids who catch the biggest fish on the day. These include nice fishing gear and gift cards, and raffles include float tubes, kayaks, paddle boards, drones, Las Vegas show tickets, and more.

A lot of great games and activities will also be on tap for this fun-filled, family event! Mark your calendar. We can’t wait to see you for this year’s fishing derby!

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For more info, call 775.728.4460.

2017 Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder @ Beaver Dam State Park
Jun 17 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Register Today!

Beaver Dam 49er Gravel Grinder

Catch the Fever! Ride at Beaver!


Sign up now for a great fat tire experience!

For more information, visit

Call 1.877.870.3003 or 775.728.4460

or email

This exciting event is brought to you by the Division of Nevada State Parks in cooperation with the Lincoln Communities Action Team (LCAT).

Just $40 for a great day of exercise and fun!

Discover Lincoln County Nevada’s hidden gem: Beaver Dam State Park. From its deep canyons to its highest peaks, the Park’s unique volcanic rock formations and juniper and pine forests offer visitors a place to unplug and unwind from the daily routine.

This, my friends, is why we started the 49er Gravel Grinder—to get people into the beautiful backcountry—a side of Nevada that most people do not experience.  Las Vegas may be the best know destination in Nevada, but there is so much more to explore than downtown. So if you are up to the challenge, we designed this event for you, so you can enjoy our hospitality and we can showcase the place we are proud to call home!

According to Mark Orton, USA Cycling certified Level 1 coach, “gravel grinders are gravel road races and rides that combine riding on surfaces such as asphalt, gravel, dirt, some single-track trails and maintenance or B roads. The courses vary from hard-packed dirt to softball-sized rocks. “

This describes the 49er to a T! Not to scare you off, this event is intended to be a fun, yet challenging. It can be a grueling course traveling over gravel and dirt roads, some with rocky sections that may test your endurance. But we think you will agree that the spectacular vistas are worth the effort.

So come join us! Laugh, exercise, socialize, talk, laugh again, meet new people and create new friendships, but most of all RIDE! Ride individually or better yet bring along some mates. Though this is not a race, it is a causal ride; you can compete against yourself or your mates if you like. The prize is not only the wonderful scenic vistas you will enjoy, but when you reach the end there will be food.

Gravel Grinder vs. Gran Fondo: the Technical Aspects

This ride is not skinny-tire road bike friendly. If you have a fat-tire bike, mountain bike, cyclocross bike, or adventure/all purpose bike you will be able to do this ride.

Though we do offer some support, this is a gravel grinder and not a gran fondo, it emphasizes radical self reliance and features few amenities. You need to be technically savvy and bring any gear you might need to replace or fix tires, chains, or any other possible pitfalls. We will have stops along the way with water and snacks; make sure to bring any special food or drink you like to have while riding. The course will be marked and Rangers will be driving the route.

For further information on gravel grinders and suitable bikes for gravel grinder routes, read his article: Gravel Grinder Racing: What You Need to Get Started

Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder Schedule

NOTE: Routes are subject to change based on weather events throughout the year.

Friday June 16, 2017

  • 5 pm – 6:30 pm Packet Pick-up
    • Sign in Campground B Group Use Area
  • If you are staying in town Friday evening, please call or text 775.843.9504 to sign in.

Saturday June 17, 2017

  • 7:30 am Ride starts
    • Beaver Dam State Park Campground B Group Use Area
  • 3 pm Time to Eat!
    • The ride ends at Campground B Group Use Area where the food is!

Register Today!

Dutch Oven Cook-Off @ Cathedral Gorge State Park
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DSC07816 Visit Cathedral Gorge State Park for an afternoon of delicious Dutch oven dishes!

Have a few amazing Dutch oven recipes up your sleeve? Then enter the Cook-Off!



Eligibility: The contest is open to individual or group cook/teams. Anyone under 16 entering individually must have a parent or guardian’s signature; teams such as Boy Scout troops will by covered by their official Boy Scout Trip Permit.

Entry Fee: Fees waived if you pre-register. $5 for each item entered the day of the event. Cash only.

Procedure: Individuals and teams may enter dishes in more than one category. Entries fall under one of four categories:
Bread product
Main Course (meat)

Entrants are responsible for providing all food and supplies needed for preparation of the entry, and for cleanup of their immediate area after cooking. The park will provide charcoal for cooking the food, unless the recipe must be started prior to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the Cook-off. It will be required for the individual or team to make a sign that tells the name of their food entry(s) and have copies of their recipe to share with the tasters. The sign should be no larger than 8-1/2” x 11”, and capable of being displayed in front of the food. If the food is spicy-hot, or has ingredients that some people are allergic to (e.g., peanuts), please list that on the sign.

All cooking must be done in a Dutch oven, and everything cooked on-site (that is, no pre-cooked items or ingredients may be used). Entrants are responsible for keeping refrigerated items cool prior to serving or mixing into the recipe. Garnishes, if necessary, should be kept simple; they should be kept refrigerated until time to serve.

For public health reasons, pets will not be allowed to be in the area during the Cook-off; and only those preparing the food will be allowed in the cooking area. Participants should practice proper hygiene and follow sanitary procedures, for hand-washing during handling of food, and for washing cutting boards, mixing bowls and any other utensils necessary during the preparation of the recipe. Tasting (for adjusting of seasonings) should be done only with a disposable spoon, no finger-licking.

Prizes are given for top three dishes in each category. Winning dishes are decided by a panel of judges. Event participants vote for their favorite dish, the winner receives the People’s Choice Award.

Everyone is here to have fun, and learn some new techniques and recipes!

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