Hikers invited to Washoe Lake State Park

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DSC_0040Washoe Lake State Park offers three guided hikes in March, including a full moon hike through the sand dunes and along the beach, a Dune Trek/Beach Stroll, and a hike to the overlook on the Deadman’s Creek trail.

Thursday, March 5, is Full Moon Hike. This is an easy, one-mile round-trip walk beside the sand dunes and along the beach at Washoe Lake. Reservations are required for this hike and are limited to 30. Dogs are not allowed on this hike.

Meet at the Overflow parking lot. From the main (south) entrance to the park, turn left and it’s the first parking lot on the right, 4855 Eastlake Blvd (Take the Eastlake Blvd Exit #44 from I-580.).

On Saturday, March 14 is Dune Trek Hike. This is a moderate, 2.5-mile, round-trip hike through the sand dunes on the south east side of Washoe Lake. Please bring good walking shoes, as the trail may be sandy, muddy, or snow-covered. Hikers will learn about the history of the park and the Washoe Valley.

Meet at the Equestrian Area in the main (south) part of the park. 4855 Eastlake Blvd (take the Eastlake Blvd Exit # 44 from I-580 between Carson City and Reno). After passing the fee booth, turn right, pass the campground and park near the group pavilion.

Sunday, March 22 is Deadman’s Creek Hike. This is a moderate, one-mile, round-trip hike to the overlook on the Deadman’s Creek Trail. There is a short, steep climb to the top, where hikers have great views of Washoe Lake and the Washoe Valley. Learn some history about the park and the Washoe Valley on this hike.

Meet at the Equestrian area. After entering the park, turn right, pass the campground, and take the short gravel road to park near the pavilion, 4855 Eastlake Blvd. (Take the Eastlake Blvd Exit #44 from I-580.).

Guided hikes are included with the park’s entrance fee of $7/vehicle. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.

For information about any of these hikes please call 775-687-4319,or e-mail Washoe Lake State Park at washoelake@hdiss.net.

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Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.