Nevada River Trip Planning Resources Get a Boost

Latest National Rivers Project Expansion Includes NV’s Bureau of Land Management Rivers

TAKOMA PARK, MD, May 21, 2024 – Planning a river trip to America’s driest state has never been simpler. The National Rivers Project (NRP) website, a first-stop river trip planning resource, now features 24 Nevada river trips with the recent addition of boatable rivers managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Carson River by Anna Marcelle Okamura, BLM

New additions include the Truckee River, Carson River, South Fork Humboldt River, and Salmon Falls Creek with a variety of access points and attractions. These rivers boast gentle to moderate whitewater, high desert and pastoral landscapes, trophy trout fishing, stunning geology, an urban whitewater park and riverside hot springs.

Miles Gurtler, the Recreation and National Conservation Lands Program Lead for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada, hopes their inclusion on the NRP website will put these reaches on boaters’ itineraries and promote their conservation. “Building a vibrant recreation community around these rivers has increased awareness and care for them,” notes Gurtler. “People are now actively involved in their preservation, all thanks to the connections they’ve made through recreation.”

The National Rivers Project website allows visitors to easily sort trips based on difficulty and recreational amenities such as fishing spots, camping areas, and boat ramps. Each entry includes information on river access and permit requirements, along with convenient links for more information.

“Boaters can feel confident starting their trip planning on our site since all data is thoroughly vetted by managing agencies,” says NRP Coordinator James Major. “We want to thank BLM Nevada for their invaluable assistance on this project.”

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The mission of the Agency is “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.” 

The River Management Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to support professionals who study, protect, and manage North America's rivers.” Its hallmark program, the National Rivers Project, welcomes recreationists to discover new river sections nationwide.

For more information, contact Bekah Price at bekah(at)river-management.org.

Published May 21, 2025

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