Annual Loon Festival is coming up |

Annual Loon Festival is coming up

Staff Reports

The annual Walker Lake Loon Festival is scheduled at Walker Lake on Saturday.

There will not be an arts portion of the festival as previously reported.

There will be free Walker Lake boat rides for visitors to see the loons, first-hand.

The boats will leave Sportsmen’s Beach from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

More than 1,000 loons use Walker Lake as an important stop on their migrations in the spring and fall of each year.

Although virtually unknown to bird experts until several years ago, the concentration of loons at Walker Lake is the largest of any on an inland lake in all of North America.

For more information, call (775) 945-3244.