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Open Public Lands throughout the county provide limitless outdoor activities such as:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Off Roading
  • Mountain Biking
  • Lakes & Rivers
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Rock Hounding
  • Adventure Sports - Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking
  • Ghost Town Exploration

Mason Valley Country Club, Yerington
    The original 9-hole layout has recently been expanded to 18, with a challenging, yet rewarding series of new fairways.

Lake Lahontan State Park, Silver Springs
    Boating, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing for white bass, walleye and catfish, camping and picnicing abound at this versatile recreation area.

Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area, Yerington
    Home to trout & bass fishing, as well as duck, goose and deer hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities in the heart of beautiful Mason Valley. The Nevada Dept. of Wildlife operates a fish hatchery here where fish are raised to stock waters all over the state. Tours are available.

Walker River, East & West Forks, Yerington & Smith Valley
    Trout fishing and wildlife viewing in some of the most scenic areas of the state, including Wilson Canyon with its majestic rock walls & quiet fishing holes.

Wilson Canyon, between Yerington & Smith Valley
    Hike through a canyon cut by the West Walker River over millions of years. You can walk along the banks of the river for an afternoon of exercise wildlife viewing and relaxation. Wilson Canyon also has a great off-roading area. There are many miles of trails for dirt bikes and atv's. There are also several excellant camping areas. Check out-
Wilson Canyon

Discover an area rich in archeological finds and a rock hounders delight.

Scenic Drives, Countywide
    From the high desert in the east to the sierra foothills in the south and west, to the verdant farmland of Smith and Mason Valleys, spend some time traveling through Lyon County and discover a place with an exciting, yet relaxed approach to life. Come to Lyon County and ENJOY YOURSELF!