Lincoln County is approx. 10,000 square miles. Only 2% of the county is privately held. 98% of the county is federal. The federal lands in the county are historic grazing allotments. Over the past 150 years the ranchers have developed roads over the allotments. These miles and miles of trails are open to public recreation. Caliente hosts the major off-road events held in southern Nevada. The Silver State Trail, one of the longest managed off-road trails in Nevada has trail heads north and west of Caliente. The International Mountain Bicycling Association is currently building the first phase of what will become a 150 mile trail system. The trail head is Caliente and the trails connect the city to Kershaw-Ryan State Park in Rainbow Canyon. Nevada has 12 state parks and 6 of them are in Lincoln County. Two of the state parks have lakes stocked for fishing. Nevada has one national park. The Great Basin National Park is north of Caliente. Mount Wilson, the second highest peak in the state, is within the park. The region has recreational opportunities for hiking, biking, off-roading, horseback riding. The town of Caliente recently spent $11 million on its parks. They created a linear park along the year-round spring fed stream that flows through the town and down Rainbow Canyon. They built 90 flower boxes along the highway through town in front of the historic mission style railroad depot. They built a new swimming pool. They updated their baseball fields. They installed turn-of-the century iron street lamps throughout town. They planted 650 new trees. Caliente has truly made itself into the prettiest little town in rural Nevada. You have to come see it to believe it.
Five of Nevada’s state parks are in Lincoln County. Kershaw-Ryan state park, known for its wild grape vines climbing the sheer cliff walls, adjoins the Conaway Ranch and has full day use facilities including a volley ball court and horse shoe pits. Cathedral Gorge State Park and Beaver Dam State Park are approximately 15 miles north, Echo Canyon State Park and Spring Valley State Park are approximately 35 miles north and both have reservoirs stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout. The region has miles of off-road trails for horseback riding, ATV riding, mountain bike riding, and hiking.
Hunting in Nevada
Nevada’s big game species include mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, three sub-species of bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and mountain goat. Nevada’s big game hunts are conducted by a random draw process and are available to those 12 years old or older. Applications are generally available in mid-March and the application deadline is around mid-April. A second drawing is conducted for remaining tags in June, and any remaining tags after that draw can be applied for on a first-come, first-served basis. Mountain lion tags are available over the counter and furbearers can be hunted or trapped with a trapping license. Upland game birds like chukar partridge, California and Gamble's quail, ruffed grouse, pheasant, blue grouse, dove, and the Himalayan snowcock are popular upland game, or hunters may choose to hunt waterfowl or certain migratory birds. Unprotected species like coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit may be hunted without a hunting license by both residents and nonresidents, but a trapping license is required to trap them.
Lincoln County was established in 1866 after Nevada moved its state line eastward and southward at the expense of Utah and Arizona territories. It is named after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Few places offer the rich mix of scenic and historic locations found in Lincoln County which lies at the very heart of Nevada’s "Pioneer Territory". Historic landmarks and colorful pasts epitomize the small towns scattered throughout Lincoln County. Lincoln County is home to five state parks and an endless variety of recreation opportunities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,637 square miles. The population of Lincoln County is 4,100, with most of the population living in the towns of Caliente, Panaca, Pioche and Alamo. Caliente is the only incorporated community in Lincoln County. Evidence of Caliente’s historical roots as a railroad town is its mission-style railroad depot. City offices, an art gallery, library and Southern Nevada Community University computer lab now occupy the historical railroad depot. The Lincoln County Hospital is also located in Caliente and the Lincoln County Airport is about 12 miles north of Caliente.
Taxation in Nevada: The incentives of doing business in Nevada are expansive. Nevada boasts one of the most liberal tax structures in the nation and from a tax-planning perspective, the return on investment in the form of tax saving dollars can be enormous. In Nevada, you WILL NOT pay any of the following state taxes:
Taxation in Lincoln County:
In Lincoln County, the sales tax rate is 6.75. In Lincoln County, the 2006-07 average county wide tax rate is 3.0766.
The elevation is 4,300 feet above sea level.
This area enjoys a high desert climate with temperatures typically 10-15 degrees cooler than Las Vegas. The July average high is 91 degrees and the January average low is 36 degrees. The region’s average annual rainfall is 8.71 inches.
Only 2% of land in Lincoln County is privately held.
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Jan Cole, land-water.com 702-270-9194