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Spring Valley State Park
2015-01-15 13 08 41 View east across Eagle Valley Reservoir in Spring Valley State Park, Nevada.JPG
Eagle Valley Reservoir in Spring Valley State Park
Location Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
Nearest town Ursine, Nevada
Area 926.83 acres (375.07 ha)
Elevation 5,869 ft (1,789 m)
Designation Nevada state park
Established 1969
Administrator Nevada Division of State Parks
Website Spring Valley State Park

Spring Valley State Park is a public recreation area adjoining the 65-acre (26 ha) Eagle Valley Reservoir in eastern Nevada near the border with the state of Utah. The state park is located at the east end of Nevada State Route 322, 20 miles (32 km) east of the town of Pioche and near the village of Ursine.

History

The Eagle Valley Dam was built in 1965, creating the Eagle Valley Reservoir for agricultural usage. The area around the reservoir was designated a state park in 1969.

Activities and amenities

The park offers camping, fishing, a boat launch, picnicking, hiking trails, historic ranch buildings, and a group-use area.

Climate

Climate data for Spring Valley SP, NV, 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1974-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 64
(17.8)
72
(22.2)
80
(26.7)
84
(28.9)
94
(34.4)
97
(36.1)
103
(39.4)
98
(36.7)
98
(36.7)
89
(31.7)
77
(25)
63
(17.2)
103
(39.4)
Average high °F (°C) 43.1
(6.17)
46.3
(7.94)
53.7
(12.06)
61.3
(16.28)
70.7
(21.5)
81.9
(27.72)
88.7
(31.5)
85.8
(29.89)
78.6
(25.89)
66.0
(18.89)
52.9
(11.61)
43.6
(6.44)
64.38
(17.991)
Average low °F (°C) 8.6
(-13)
14.3
(-9.83)
20.1
(-6.61)
23.7
(-4.61)
29.8
(-1.22)
34.8
(1.56)
42.2
(5.67)
40.7
(4.83)
32.0
(0)
22.3
(-5.39)
14.8
(-9.56)
7.6
(-13.56)
24.24
(-4.31)
Record low °F (°C) -29
(-33.9)
-33
(-36.1)
-10
(-23.3)
-3
(-19.4)
9
(-12.8)
16
(-8.9)
24
(-4.4)
21
(-6.1)
14
(-10)
2
(-16.7)
-20
(-28.9)
-45
(-42.8)
-45
(-42.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.16
(29.5)
1.28
(32.5)
1.26
(32)
0.94
(23.9)
0.82
(20.8)
0.55
(14)
0.84
(21.3)
1.41
(35.8)
0.92
(23.4)
1.10
(27.9)
0.71
(18)
0.93
(23.6)
11.92
(302.8)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.8
(12.2)
5.9
(15)
5.0
(12.7)
1.6
(4.1)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(1)
2.6
(6.6)
6.1
(15.5)
26.6
(67.6)
Avg. precipitation days 4 6 6 4 4 2 4 4 3 3 3 3 46
Source: Western Regional Climate Center
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