Town of Caliente

Located in southeastern Nevada, the quiet town of Caliente is the only incorporated community in Lincoln County. Shaded by beautiful cottonwood trees, the residential area has a friendly hometown feel.

Evidence of the historical roots of this railroad town can be seen in its mission-style Caliente Railroad station. City offices, a library and a unique mural in the old Amtrak waiting room now occupy the railroad depot. A picturesque line of “company row” houses are located just northeast of downtown. Click Here to Learn More


Beaver Dam State Park

Beaver Dam State Park displays a natural, primitive and rustic beauty that offers a peaceful environment to any outdoor enthusiast of hiking, camping or fishing. Accented by streams and waterfalls, pinyon, juniper and ponderosa forests, and dramatic outcrops of volcanic and sedimentary rocks, the park is a designated Watchable Wildlife Area. Click Here to Learn More


Cathedral Gorge State Park

Cathedral Gorge State Park is located in a long, narrow valley in southeastern Nevada, where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay. The park’s beauty began with explosive volcanic activity that, with each eruption, deposited layers of ash hundreds of feet thick. Great walking trails abound for exploring the cave-like formations and cathedral-like spires that are the result of geologic processes from tens of millions of years ago. Click Here to Learn More


Echo Canyon State Park

Showcasing the beauty of Eastern Nevada, Echo Canyon State Park offers year-round opportunities to enjoy a variety of great outdoor activities. The 65-acre reservoir presents the perfect place for boating and swimming and is home to a variety of waterfowl, including mallards, teals and herons. Fishermen enjoy a lake filled with rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie and an occasional German brown trout. Campers and hikers can also enjoy the eagles, hawks, songbirds, owls and vultures that soar through the canyons and valleys. Common animals include cottontails, coyotes, deer and an occasional bobcat. Click Here to Learn More


Elgin Schoolhouse

Several generations of children were educated in this one-room school, which covered grades one through eight from 1922 through 1967. In 1924, an addition to the building provided a small apartment for a teacher, since there was no housing available in the tiny community. After that, finding a teacher was never a problem, since they were well paid and housing was provided. The Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site features many of the school’s original items. The rest are authentic to the time period. Click Here to Learn More


Kershaw-Ryan State Park

Situated in a colorful canyon, with towering walls up to 700 feet high and a long, verdant valley in between, Kershaw-Ryan State Park is an oasis in the desert, a sharp contrast to the rugged landscape that surrounds it. Natural springs grow a garden of wild grapevines, white oaks, fruit trees and willows, and a spring-fed pond provides a refreshing children’s wading pool. It is not unusual to see wild horses, deer and other wildlife come to the water. Click Here to Learn More


Spring Valley State Park

Volcanic tuff and sediment give Spring Valley State Park a beautiful light-gray, pink and white backdrop. A popular area for boating, swimming and camping, the park also allows visitors the opportunity to tour historic ranches built in the late 1800s. The 59-acre Eagle Valley Reservoir offers fisherman an opportunity to catch rainbow, tiger and German brown trout, and attracts an array of waterfowl and shore birds, including mallards, herons, avocets and the infrequent, yet beautiful, trumpeter swan. Click Here to Learn More


Rainbow Canyon Archaeological Sites

Ten thousand years ago, the people living in Eastern Nevada sought well-watered oases like Rainbow Canyon. Distinctive cultures, known today as the Desert Archaic Fremont, and Southern Paiute, visited Rainbow Canyon and used Etna Cave as a temporary home. Their lifestyles were organized around the hunting of bighorn sheep, deer and rabbits. They also gathered pinyon nuts, the seeds of Indian Rice Grass and other local plants. Click Here to Learn More