Lincoln County: Socially Distant Since Forever

Not to brag, but we’ve been social distancing for a while now.

Here in Lincoln County, we’re big on open space and short on crowds. With over 10,000 square miles of high-desert to explore and just 5,000 residents, it’s easy to get some personal space while enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and stunning mountain views.

Learn more about how to visit Lincoln County and get primitive — at a distance.

COVID-19 Visitor’s Information

Lincoln County is open and welcome to visitors for responsible outdoor recreation. From hiking trails to ghost towns to offroading, biking, camping and UFOing, there’s plenty of ways to explore and stay safe during the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know:

What is Lincoln County doing to promote health and safety during COVID-19?

Our top priority is health and safety. Lincoln County is home to five Nevada State Parks, which are open and following safety protocol to promote responsible recreation. Our local businesses are also adhering to CDC guidelines and directives from the governor’s office related to social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing.

How can visitors stay safe while visiting Lincoln County?

First and foremost, if you’re feeling sick, stay home. If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, stay home. If you’re experiencing a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, stay home and contact a medical provider.

If none of the above apply, we encourage you to come out and safely explore what Lincoln County has to offer. Here’s how you can protect yourself:

  • Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and anyone outside of your household.

  • Wear a mask inside public buildings, and outdoors when it is not possible to keep 6 feet from others.

  • Avoid crowded areas and gatherings of 10 or more people.

  • Practice frequent hand-washing and/or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

  • If you or someone in your household is at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, we advise you to take extra precaution to prevent exposure.

What else should I know before visiting?

While planning your visit, we recommend reviewing the latest information from the governor on COVID-19 restrictions. We also recommend calling State Parks and businesses in advance to confirm hours of operation and any additional requirements. Here is some general info on what to know before visiting.

Where can I find more information on COVID-19 guidelines?

Find more information on Nevada State Parks here.

Consult the latest CDC guidelines for outdoor recreation here.

Confirm Nevada-specific guidelines and restrictions here.

Here in Lincoln County, we’re big on open space and short on crowds. Learn more about how to visit Lincoln County and #GetPrimitive — at a distance.

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Some Fantastic Socially Distant Options

Now that you know that Lincoln County is open to visitors, it’s time to learn about some of our Wide Open Spaces and Safe Places!

Public Lands

The majority of Lincoln County is made up of public land with an abundance of wilderness to explore.

State Parks

With five state parks, and a state historic site, in a 50-mile radius there is plenty to keep you busy.


Each community in Lincoln County is unique with a storied history. Local businesses offer  many amenities to make your visit comfortable.