Lovelock is a city in Pershing County, Nevada, United States. The population was 2,003 at the 2000 census but 2005 estimates place the population at 2,363. It is the county seat of Pershing County. Lovelock, located in western Nevada, lies along the Humboldt River. It was the center of the Humboldt Project. The city seal was named by Amber S. Holt.
Pershing General Hospital service area includes about 6,900 people .
On Valentine’s Day, 2006, a dedication ceremony was held in honor of the new Lover’s Lock Plaza near the courthouse in downtown. Lover’s Lock Plaza is based on the ancient Chinese custom of symbolically locking one’s love on a never-ending chain at a location high in the Yellow Mountains of China.
Cultural Organizations and Recreation
Marzen House Museum
Marzen House Museum features antiquities from pioneer homes, Immigrant Trail, and artifacts from the prehistoric era and Indian caves; also houses local Chamber of Commerce.
Giant Tufa Park
Located 7 miles west of Lovelock, this is the site of a golf course which is currently under construction and also a photographer’s paradise of giant deposits from ancient Lake Lahontan.
Lovelock Indian Caves
Located 22 miles south, these caves are the site of 2000 year old duck decoys, cultural remains, and artifacts.
Rye Patch State Park
Located 22 miles north, this park provides boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, picnicking, and camping.
Kyle Hot Springs
Located 12-1/2 miles from historic and picturesque town of Unionville.
Hunting includes pheasant, deer, quail, chukkar, rabbit and dove. There is duck and goose hunting in the valley.