Established in 1935.
The highlight of this state park lies in its remote setting. Beaver Dam protects a heavily wooded area of deep canyons, free-flowing perennial streams, and seasonal waterfalls in a primitive setting of mixed oak, coniferous pine, and juniper forest. New camping and picnicking facilities were built in 1962 to replace the previous flooded sites that were first constructed by the Civilian Conservations Corps (CCC) in 1931. That same year, Nevada State Parks backed up the waters of Meadow Valley Wash for the creation of Schroeder Reservoir, for the primary purpose of fishing and water recreation.