Walker Lake, NV

A watery gem amid the arid land, Walker lake is a treasure worth discovering. One of North America's great desert lakes, it is home to a threatened species of trout, migrating waterfowl and the solitude of Nevada's Great Basin.

Walker Lake is a haven for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and birdwatching. Water skiing and personal watercraft are welcome along with quiet vessels such as canoes and kayaks - perfect for exploring the Walker River Delta or observing loons, grebes and other waterbirds. Major beaches and campgrounds include Sportsman's Beach, Twenty Mile Beach, Tamarack and Monument Beach.