Free hike, star party and more planned at Washoe Lake State Park

Washoe Lake State Park is hosting several free events in September.

Washoe Lake State Park is hosting several free events in September.

September events at Washoe Lake State Park include a sunset hike, a slide show presentation about Washoe Lake and a star party with telescopes.


Sunset hike: Meet at the Equestrian Area Parking Lot for this three mile, round-trip hike along the South Loop Equestrian Trail. Reservations are required and limited to 30 participants. The hike will be on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Equestrian Area is in the main (south) part of Washoe Lake State Park. Take Exit No. 44 from I-580 and drive north on Eastlake Boulevard 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.


Introduction to Washoe Lake State Park Slide Presentation: Learn what makes Washoe Lake State Park such a unique place to visit. This 30-minute slide presentation is about Washoe Lake State Park and the surrounding area. The presentation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Star Party with Telescopes: The Northern Nevada Astronomy Group will have various sizes of telescopes set up for viewing stars, planets, and other wonders of the night sky from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 23. Meet at the Maze Parking Lot, located in the main (south) part of Washoe Lake State Park.

The cost to enter the park is $7 per vehicle; there is a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Cash or check only.

For information, contact Kim Zuch at 775-687-4319 or washoelake@hdiss.net.

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