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The scene of last weeks fire near the popular Dead Man’s Trail at the south end of the lake in the state park.


WL State Park To Remain Open

Contrary to what was quoted in our previous article, it it reported that Washoe Lake State Park has no plans as yet to close or cut back due to the state’s budget woes. The information in our previous post was from a Las Vegas newspaper and double checked by washoevalley.org reader Amy who talked directly to State Parks today. Kudos, Amy!

Washoe Lake State Park

The Dept of Conservation has a nice write-up and photo slide-show on Washoe Lake State Park on their website. Here’s the text:

“Washoe Lake State Park is beautiful this time of year. The water level is down, most of the campers are gone, but the views remain stunning. A mid-week, late-afternoon stroll through the park yielded diverse fall colors, a few birds in the bird watching area and scenes like fine-art paintings. Click the image above to view a slide-show – and if you get a chance, spend an afternoon there, especially while it’s still warm.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Most of us tend to take where we live for granted, after living here several years, me included. It takes a reminder like this though, to get out and take some time to enjoy our valley like we’re seeing it for the first time, like “tourists in our hometown”.