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Washoe Lake State Park

New Gazebo

A new steel gazebo has been constructed at the overlook on the Dead Man’s Creek trail complex at the State Park. This replaces the weathered wood one. This is a great replacement and a tip of the hat to those that made it possible. We saw some wild horses while were up there today too.

Astronomy at Washoe Lake State Park

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Headed For Water


As usual, winter to summer in one week!

Happened to catch a bald eagle hanging out at south shore, Washoe Lake the other day.

State Park Star Gazing Next Saturday May 11

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Discover the wonders of star and planet gazing. Astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers will set up high powered telescopes to view the moons of Jupiter, the Milky Way galaxy and many other fascinating objects in the night sky.

WHAT:  Stargaze Program

WHEN: Saturday, May 11 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Participants will meet at the overflow boat area.Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south ofReno and 5 miles north ofCarson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the East Lake Boulevard exit 44 and travel approximately 3 ½ miles on East Lake Blvd. to park entrance.]

WHO: The event is open to the public.

COST:  There is no charge for the program, but there is a $ 700 per vehicle entry fee. Nevada residents receive a $ 2.00 discount.

CONTACT: Contact park staff at 775-687-4319 or at washoelake@hdissnet for further information.

MORE: This program may be cancelled if skies are overcast. Spring evenings can be cool so a jacket is recommended.

State Park Needs Your Help!

Some of you may already know, but Washoe Lake State Park is applying for a grant to install approximately 8 trail trial obstacles on the equestrian trails and installing interpretive kiosks throughout the park.The grant also includes improvements to Deadman’s Creek trail, specifically expanding the parking area, fixing the gazebo, making the trail a loop trail, and installing a shade structure and picnic table at the top.

If you are a user of the park and agree with the above improvements, I would love to have your support when I present the grant to the committee. The meeting is on Wednesday, May 8 at 11:20 a.m. at 901 S. Stewart St. 5th floor in Carson City. I know that it is right in the middle of the work day and for some of you it might be hard to make it.

I am also looking for pictures of people utilizing our equestrian trails, participating in trail trials, or hiking Deadman’s Creek to add to my powerpoint program.

If you have any questions, please contact me. Feel free to share this email as well.

Thank you so much for your support and for being a visitor to Washoe Lake State Park!

Jennifer Dawson
775-687-4319 775-684-8053 jdawson@hdiss.net