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May Events at Washoe Lake

Washoe Lake State Park

Guided Hike to Virginia City: Reservations are required and limited to 15 people. This is a strenuous, 12.5 mile hike with an elevation gain of approximately 2,500 feet. This guided hike will depart from Washoe Lake and end in Virginia City, and will include a shuttle back to the park. Participants will need sturdy hiking boots, lots of water, lunch, snacks and clothing layers. Be prepared for changes in the weather along the way. This hike may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north approximately four miles on Eastlake Blvd. The park entrance will be on your left. After paying the entrance fee at the booth, turn left, and meet at the Maze parking lot (the first parking lot on the right).

COST: $7 per vehicle. There is a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Cash or check only.

 

Guided Sunset Hike: This 3.5 mile hike follows the North Loop Equestrian Trail. Participants should bring a flashlight and sturdy hiking boots as most of this trail is sandy. Reservations are required.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at the North Boat Ramp Equestrian Area. Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north approximately 6.5 miles on Eastlake Blvd. Turn left onto Douglas Dr. (1.5 miles). Turn right onto Lakeshore Dr. and take an immediate left turn onto the park’s access road. The equestrian parking lot is approximately ½ mile down on the left.

COST: $7 per vehicle. There is a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Cash or check only.

 

Celebrate Washoe Valley Day: Meet the people of Washoe Valley while visiting with local residents and businesses. This event is held at the Washoe Lake State Park Group Use Pavilion. Park entrance fees are waived for this event. This event is hosted by the Washoe Valley Alliance.

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: 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 2nd parking lot on the right. Additional parking is available.

COST: Park entrance fees are waived for this event.

 

Campfire Program: Park Wildlife: Join park staff for stories, photographs and discussions about local wildlife at this campfire event. Seating is limited, so participants should bring a lawn chair if possible. The park will provide the ingredients for S’mors, if weather permits a campfire.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north approximately four miles on Eastlake Blvd. The park entrance is on your left. After paying the entrance fee at the fee booth, turn right. Turn left into Campground Loop A and park near Site #14. The campfire will be at either Site 14 or 15, depending on availability.

COST: $7 per vehicle. There is a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Cash or check only.

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