WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. — Nevada State Parks is hosting a Dutch oven cooking event on Saturday, August 29. Join Washoe Lake State Park rangers for the experience of preparing, cooking and sampling chow like potatoes, cobblers and entrees made in a Dutch oven.
Dutch oven cooking is an historic type of cooking in America, brought over from European settlers. It involves using a cast iron cooking pot over an open campfire with coals placed on top of the pot. Dutch oven cooking promises a delicious taste unlike any other cooking method.
The program is limited to 30 participants. Call 775-687-4319 to reserve space. Everyone will meet in the main group pavilion at 5:00 p.m. The program is free, but a $4.00 park entry fee is charged per vehicle.
Washoe Lake State Park is located on East Lake Boulevard in Washoe Valley.
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