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Stargaze at Washoe Lake State Park


Washoe Lake State Park before the stars come out.

NEVADA DIVISION OF STATE PARKS NEWS RELEASE – Discover the wonders of star and planet gazing. Astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers will set up their high-powered telescopes to view the Venus, the Milky Way galaxy, Saturn and its rings and moons as well as many other fascinating objects in the night sky.

Stargazing at Washoe Lake State Park happens Saturday, August 10, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the overflow boat parking area which is next to the group reservation area. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and five miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395 and take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44); the park entrance is on the left. There is no charge for the program, but there is a $7 per-vehicle entry fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.

For further information contact Washoe Lake State Park staff at 775-687-4319, or via email at [email protected].

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.

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