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Carson River canoe trip at Lahontan State Recreation Area on Saturday, June 25


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FALLON, Nev.  – Nevada State Parks is hosting a canoe trip down the Carson River Saturday, June 25, 2011. The trip covers a stretch of the Carson River from just below the Lahontan Dam (River Camp) to the diversion dam, about three and a half miles downstream.

The trip will take approximately two and half hours to complete. Afterwards participants are welcome to return to River Camp with a picnic lunch and visit with park staff.  Vehicles will be available to return participants to River Camp at the end of the tour.

Nevada State Parks’ canoes are available to reserve by calling 775-577-2226, extension 3. When making reservations please leave a name and phone number in case of any scheduling changes. Participants bringing their own canoe/kayak are asked to bring a life jacket and paddle for each person in their boat.

WHAT: Carson River Canoe Trip

WHEN: Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE: The dam side of Lahontan State Recreation Area is located off U.S. Highway 50, 18 miles west of Fallon and 45 miles northeast of Carson City. Participants will meet at River Camp on the Lahontan Dam side of the park at 9:00 a.m.  Participants bringing their own boats are asked to show up at 8:00 a.m. to shuttle their vehicle to the take-out point.

WHO: The event is open to the public.

COST: There is a $7.00 per vehicle entrance fee.  Nevada residents receive a $2.00 discount.

CONTACT: Robert Mergell, 775-577-2226, [email protected]

MORE: All participants are asked to bring appropriate clothing, bug repellant, sunscreen and water. Bring a picnic lunch, if you would like to stay after the trip and have lunch by the river.

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