Accessible (ADA) Fishing in Nevada

Fishing Regulations Nevada Freshwater Fishing

This section contains information on accessible fishing sites in wildlife management areas, lakes, ponds, streams, etc. that have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps or entrances for people to fish and clean fish from.

Eastern Nevada

Cave Lake (Ely, NV – White Pine County) – ADA pier and disabled parking.

Southern Nevada

Lake Mohave – On the Nevada side of Lake Mohave, Cottonwood Cove has ADA accessible boat docks, fish cleaning stations, restrooms, marina, and restaurant. On the Arizona side of Lake Mohave, both Willow Beach and Katherine’s Landing have the same amenities as Cottonwood Cove and ADA accessible fishing piers.

Lake Mead – The marinas in Lake Mead are constantly changing due to continuous fluctuations in lake elevations.

Las Vegas – Las Vegas just completed renovation at Lorenzi, which includes additional ADA improvements.

Western Nevada

Sparks Marina (Sparks, NV) – One fishing pier at the southwest end of the lake.

Paradise Pond (Sparks, NV) – Two concrete fishing platforms on the east side of the north pond.

Virginia Lake (Reno, NV) – One fishing pier on the east side.

Marilyn’s Pond (Reno, NV) – One fishing pier.

Verdi Pond at Crystal Peak Park (Verdi, Nevada)– Three accessible ramps and piers.

Mitch Park Pond (Gardnerville, NV) –
One concrete fishing platform.

Baily Fishing Pond (Carson City, NV) –
One fishing pier.

Mason Valley WMA (Yerington): One ADA accessible boat ramp at North Pond. The front dike at Hinkson Slough, Bass Pond and North Pond can be accessed quite easily by the ADA. There are four ADA accessible bathrooms: one at Hinkson Slough, one at the Sandridge Campground, one at the Shoveler Parking Area and one by the boat ramp and campground for North Pond.

Humboldt WMA: One ADA bathroom at the campground.

Wildlife Management Area Regulations

Several areas statewide that are known as Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). These areas are managed specifically for their wildlife values. Fishing is provided on some of the areas and anglers are subject to the following regulations.

Vehicular Travel (NAC 504.115)

Vehicular travel within a WMA may be controlled so as to not impact area management and for safe and beneficial use of the area by both the public and the wildlife. Within a Wildlife Management Area, it is prohibited to operate a motor vehicle off an interior road or trail that is designated for vehicular travel; or on an interior road or trail that is marked as closed to vehicular travel.

Removal (NAC 504.110)

Persons may be removed from a WMA for disorderly conduct, intoxication or any other conduct which endangers the area, other persons, or wildlife and livestock.

Littering (NAC 504.155)

The Department may deny further use of a WMA to any person who abuses or litters the area.

Laughlin Area

Special Camping, Fishing Access Regulations Apply:

The following activities are prohibited within the Laughlin boating and fishermen’s access area in Clark County:

  • Camping in any type of motor vehicle or recreational vehicle;
  • Erecting a tent or structure for the purpose of sleeping or living in it;
  • Parking any type of motor vehicle or recreational vehicle or otherwise blocking or restricting the access of a person or vessel, to the boat ramp;
  • Parking a bus hired to carry passengers or a semi-trailer anywhere within the access area;
  • Parking a motor vehicle in the access area in a location other than a designated parking space; or
  • Being under the influence of a controlled substance or an intoxicating liquor, or consuming an intoxicating liquor.