Take an evening walk along the sand dunes, view planets and stars through high-powered telescopes and learn the art of Dutch oven cooking! These events are free, except for the $7 per vehicle entrance fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.
8/10/14: Full Moon Walk
Enjoy the sunset along this easy 1.5 mile walk to the sand dunes and beach of Washoe Lake. Discover why the winds in Washoe Valley are so important to the dunes. Then enjoy this months’ full “super moon,” which means the moon is at its closest point to the earth. Reservations are required and are limited to 30 participants by calling 775-687-4319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, phone number, and the number of people in your party. Staff will call back to confirm reservations. Wear sturdy hiking boots; no flip-flops and bring water and a flashlight. Dogs are not allowed.
WHEN: Sunday, August 10 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Meeting location will be made known upon registration. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and five miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44) and the park entrance is on the left.
WHO: This event is open to the public upon reservation and is sponsored by Nevada State Parks.
8/16/14: Astronomy Program
Join astronomy experts Jay Lawson and Adam Kremers for a journey through the night sky! After a short presentation, telescopes will be set up for viewing stars, star clusters, galaxies, planet, and other wonders of the night sky. This is also the end of the Perseids Meteor Shower, so shooting stars may be visible. The best viewing conditions for the meteor shower are late at night or early in the morning. Bring a lawn chair and a jacket. Red lights are recommended because they do not negatively affect night vision.
WHEN: Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Overflow parking area, which is located at the entrance to the park, turn left past the fee booth and it is the first parking lot on the right. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and five miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44) and the park entrance is on the left.
WHO: This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Nevada State Parks.
8/23/14: Beginner’s Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration
Have you ever tried traditional Dutch oven cooking? Join rangers and guest chefs from the Northern Sierra Dutch Oven Group for the experience of preparing and sampling traditional Dutch oven recipes. These will include entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Reservations are required by calling 775-687-4319. Limited to 30 participants. Please leave your name, phone number, and number of people in your party.
WHEN: Saturday, August 23
WHERE: Participants will meet at the Washoe Lake State Park’s main group area. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and five miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395, take the Eastlake Boulevard (Exit 44) and the park entrance is on the left.
WHO: The event is open to the public. Reservation preference will be given to those who have not attended the class before.
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