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June Events at Washoe Lake

Washoe Lake State Park

Sunset Hike. Listen for frogs, coyotes, and other nocturnal wildlife on this easy, three-mile walk along the South Loop Equestrian Trail. Reservations are required.

WHEN: Friday, June 9, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Washoe Lake State Park Equestrian Area. Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north approximately four miles on Eastlake Blvd. The park entrance is on your left. Turn right after the fee booth, pass the campground, and take a short gravel road to the equestrian pavilion.

Rattlesnake Program. Join park staff for a program about rattlesnakes and the interesting adaptations they have made to their desert environment. Bring a folding chair if possible, as seating is limited.

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Washoe Lake State Park Day Use Area. Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north  approximately four miles on Eastlake Blvd. The park entrance is on your left. Turn left past the fee booth and meet at the Main Boat Ramp parking lot.

Summer Solstice Sunrise Hike. Join a park ranger for a sunrise hike to celebrate the first official day of summer. This is a moderate, 1.5 mile round-trip hike to the gazebo on the Deadman’s Creek Trail. This trail offers great views of Washoe Lake and Washoe Valley. Participants should bring a camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking boots and water.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
WHERE: Washoe Lake Maze Parking Lot. Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north  approximately four miles on Eastlake Blvd. The park entrance is on your left. Turn left past the fee booth and it is the first parking lot on the right.

Star Party. The Northern Nevada Astronomy Group will have telescopes set up for viewing stars, planets, and other wonders of the night sky. They will start with a short presentation as it gets dark. Please bring a red flashlight if possible, as red light does not negatively affect night vision. Participants may also want to bring a folding chair and a jacket.

WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (stargazing gets better the later it gets)
WHERE: Washoe Lake State Park Maze Parking Lot. Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north approximately four miles on Eastlake Blvd. The park entrance is on your left. Turn left past the fee booth and it is the first parking lot on the right.

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