Celebrate National Trails Day on June 1, and take a short 1.5 mile hike to the top of the hill along Deadman’s Creek with a park ranger. There are great views of Washoe Valley at the top from the gazebo. Some plants will be identified along the way. Bring the kids and a camera!
WHAT: Deadman’s Creek Hike
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
WHERE: Participants will meet at the main boat ramp. The park is located 18 miles south of
Reno and five miles north of Carson City, traveling on U.S. 395. Take the East Lake Boulevard
exit 44 and continue approximately 3 ½ miles to the park’s entrance.
WHO: The event is open to the public.
COST: The program is free, but there is a per vehicle entrance fee of $7; Nevada residents
receive a $2 discount.
MORE: We recommend sturdy shoes and water.
Washoe Lake State Park takes its name from its original inhabitants, the Washoe Indians, and offers the opportunity for nature study and bird watching in the wetland areas. Visitors can also enjoy hiking in sand dunes and shore fishing at Little Washoe. Two large campgrounds provide a
convenient stop for travelers.