Beginning Dutch-oven cooking August 29 at Washoe Lake State Park

Washoe Lake State Park

Washoe Lake State Park

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.