Water History about the Comstock Tour at Spooner Backcountry on Friday, August 9

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. – Former backcountry ranger and amateur historian Cheryl Surface leads this informative and delightful tour on Spooner’s backcountry.  Surface will share accounts of the people involved with the Comstock’s critical water source, the Marlette Water System, and histories of Red House, Hobart Reservoir, MarletteLakeand the Flume Trail. Space is limited to 12 people so call 775-749-5980 and reserve your space; a non-refundable $20 park donation required.  No pets and adults only please. Bring lunch, water, a light jacket, a camera and comfortable shoes for walking at stops along the SUV tour.

WHAT: Comstock water history tour

WHEN: Friday, August 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at Spooner Lake Park’s upper parking lot.  The park is located from the intersection of Highways 50 and 28, then drive a ½ mile north on Highway 28 to the Spooner Lake Park’s entrance.

WHO: The event is open to the public, but limited to 12 people; adults only please.

COST:  Due to time and costs the park is requesting a non-refundable $20 donation to secure your reservation, which will be deposited in an account for future events and service.    

CONTACT: Contact Bill Champion at 775-749-5980 or via email at spoonerrangerbc@aol.com

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.