Our sincere thanks go out to the first responders who worked diligently all summer to protect communities and suppress wildfires in our area. We are thrilled that these efforts have been successful in the containment of the Caldor, Tamarack and Dixie Fires and that travel in Carson Valley has resumed to normal.

California portions of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest near the Carson Valley have been closed for public health and safety. Click here for more information, or call the Carson Ranger District office at 775-882-2766.

Weather

Nevada experiences all four seasons, sometimes in the same day! Check here for the local weather forecasts.

Roadways

For state and local resources, use the following resources:

Additional Resources

How to Sierra Like a Local

Stay Safe. Travel Responsibly. Have a Legendary Time.

Welcome back to Carson Valley- adventure, connection, celebration and relaxation. When you return, please adhere to these guidelines for safe travel.

Wide-open spaces and local haunts. We’re open and ready for you!

Get outside. Get grimy. Get after it! Then wash your hands and use sanitizer often.

If you are not vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask indoors.

Be your best self by respecting signage at restaurants, bars, and businesses.

Get in the local state of mind by being kind and respectful.

Explore your outdoor playground. Take only photos. Leave only footprints.

We have the best tasting water in the world! Drink up with your reusable water bottle.

Keep our wildlife wild by disposing of trash and driving cautiously.

Know Before You Go

Protect you. Protect us. Please, Sierra Safely.

When planning a trip to Nevada, please follow the official guideline for your state and be aware of the travel guidelines for the state of Nevada.

Carson Valley is located in Douglas County, Nevada. Douglas County contracts with Carson City Health and Human Services, as do two other counties, and make up the Quad-County Region. Get up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases in the Quad-County region.

Please contact us with any questions regarding your trip to beautiful Carson Valley. We are here to help you in any way! Email [email protected], or call 775-782-8145.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We are a premiere destination and will always be a warm and welcoming spot for visitors! We look forward to welcoming tourists who love Nevada as much as we do in the safest and most responsible way. Hotels, restaurants and a variety of special tourism services are all open and look forward to seeing you!

In extreme conditions or circumstances, please be sure and check conditions before traveling.

Yes!

  • Best Western Topaz Lake
  • Historian Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Holiday Lodge
  • Quality Inn
  • Sierra Motel
  • The White House Inn Genoa
  • Topaz Lodge and RV Park

See the full list of hotels, motels, and resorts.

Subject to current conditions. Check availability at  Topaz Lake Park.

The Visitors Office and Chamber are located inside the Museum and Cultural Center at 1479 US-395, Gardnerville, NV.  Print material and concierge style travel assistance is available at these locations. Please feel free to contact our office Monday – Friday 9am-5pm at 775-782-8145.

Virtual Travel

Since you’re here, take a virtual tour of Carson Valley. Keep reading for 8 ideas on how to get to know the towns of Gardnerville, Genoa, Minden, and Topaz Lake.

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