Despite its proximity to the bulk of Northern Nevada’s population, Washoe Lake State Park is a refreshingly un-crowded weekend retreat. The park, which encompasses the southern half of Washoe Lake and part of Little Washoe Lake, offers some of the state’s best windsurfing and waterfowl-hunting, as well as boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and wildlife-viewing.
The park’s campground consists of 49 sites with tables, grills, and fire rings. Some of the sites have shade structures and can hold RVs up to 45 feet, and all are adjacent to restrooms with showers. A group area with a covered pavilion, restrooms, 20 picnic tables, grills, power, and lighting can be reserved for day and overnight use. Nevada State Parks hosts occasional stargazing and wildflower-viewing events in the park. Washoe Lake is conveniently situated about 20 miles south of Reno and less than 10 miles north of Carson City on U.S. Highway 395.
Washoe Lake State Park
4855 East Lake Blvd.,
Carson City, NV 89704
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