The last state park we visited in Nevada was Spring Valley State Park. This park isn’t that far from Echo Canyon and the drive is really pretty. Cell coverage is really spotty along the drive though and we were surprised to come across a couple of small communities along the way. There is also a stretch of BLM land outside the park with a BLM campground and an overflow lot where you can stay for free if you are willing to forgo cell coverage.
The park itself has a marina, two campgrounds (one for big rigs and the other for small tents and campers and a couple historic buildings and hiking trails. It also has some fabulous unique rock formations and would have been a wonderful place to spend a week or so if it had cell coverage. We visited a couple of times though on the weekend and really enjoyed it.
The historic buildings were really cool and one day we got lucky and Kyle, a friendly park ranger, allowed us to go inside one. He mentioned that he would be perfectly content living there if they would let him.
The absolute best part of the park though was the beautiful rock formations. We have seen lots in our travels but these are really special as the water carved the soft volcano tuff rocks. Absolutely fantastic!! Jack loved running around, although I definitely recommend good shoes because the trail was harder than it appeared. So worth it though.
I know this park is really out of the way but if you are a fan of rocks I highly recommend it. To be honest though it has been weeks since we have been near civilization and I have to admit I miss it. Next up is Las Vegas and meeting up with my Mom for her birthday.
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Such a pretty little area. I love that there was hardly anyone there. My kinda place. You had all that beauty to yourself. Nice that you got to go inside the cabin. Really neat. I’d have loved to wander around that trail. Awesome formations. A hike is always good for the soul. Was that underground tunnel(?) part of the hike or just an old mine? I’ll bet Jack had fun! Big switch moving to LV. I know you’ll have great time!
It was a root cellar !