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Events slated at Washoe Lake State Park

Washoe Lake State Park is the site of several events planned for August.

August events at Washoe Lake State Park include an astronomy program, a sunset hike and an introduction to Washoe Lake slide show.

Astronomy Program

Meet at the Maze Parking Lot for a program about astronomy. Ancient cultures studied and mapped the stars for various reasons. Hear their stories while stargazing with park staff. Please bring a jacket and a folding chair if possible, as seating is limited. Participants are also encouraged to bring a red flashlight, as red light does not negatively affect night vision.

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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 will be the first parking lot on the right.

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

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CONTACT: Kim Zuch, 775-687-4319, washoelake@hdiss.net.

Sunset Hike

Meet at the North Boat Ramp Equestrian Parking Area for a sunset hike through the sand dunes. Reservations are required for this one mile round-trip walk. Participants should bring a flashlight and wear sturdy hiking shoes, as the trail is very sandy.

WHEN: Monday, August 7, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Washoe Lake State Park, North Boat Ramp Equestrian Area (off Douglas and Lake Shore). Take Exit 44 from I-580 and drive north approximately four miles on Eastlake Blvd. The park entrance is on your left.

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

CONTACT: Kim Zuch, 775-687-4319, washoelake@hdiss.net.

Introduction to Washoe Lake State Park Slide Show

Learn what makes Washoe Lake State Park such a unique place during this 30-minute slide program. If weather permits a campfire, we will make s'mores.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE:The Equestrian Area is in the Main (south) part of Washoe Lake State Park. Take Exit #44 from I-580 and drive north on Eastlake Blvd. for approximately four miles. The park entrance will be on your left. Enter the park, turn right, pass the campground, and follow a short gravel road to the Equestrian Pavilion.

COST: $7 per car; there is a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Cash or check only.

CONTACT: Kim Zuch, 775-687-4319, washoelake@hdiss.net.

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