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Washoe Lake State Park Campground

Reno + East Lake Tahoe Area, Nevada

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  • The campground has several ADA-accessible areas with excellent pavement, tables and barbeques.- Washoe Lake State Park Campground
  • The campground has several ADA-accessible areas with excellent pavement, tables and barbeques.- Washoe Lake State Park Campground
  • All of the campsites have good parking with generally flat campsites and sheltered picnic tables.- Washoe Lake State Park Campground
  • Both loops of the campground have vast mountain and desert views.- Washoe Lake State Park Campground
  • Washoe Lake has a large equestrian area with trailer campsites as well as adjacent tent sites.- Washoe Lake State Park Campground
  • Equestrian facilities at Washoe Lake.- Washoe Lake State Park Campground
  • Equestrian facilities at Washoe Lake.- Washoe Lake State Park Campground
  • - Washoe Lake State Park Campground
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Pros: 
Mountain views. Level campsites. Easy access. Equestrian area and hangliding area.
Cons: 
Wind prone. Exposed area. Limited shade.
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Alerts: 
Check with park rangers before consuming fish from Washoe Lake as they may contain high levels of mercury.
Region:
Reno + East Lake Tahoe Area, NV
Managed by: 
Nevada State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Washoe Lake State Park Campground is named for its original inhabitants, the Washoe Indians. The state park area was set aside to preserve the natural wetlands, sand dunes, and wildlife in Washoe Valley between Carson City and Reno. The park has a variety of bird nesting areas and provides excellent bird watching opportunities for photographers. Keep an eye out for pelicans, cranes and bald eagles.

The park offers day use areas for access to non-motorized boating and hang gliding. There are several nature trails and hiking opportunities as well as full equestrian access with stalls, corral, trails, wash area and equestrian campsites.  

The campground is open year-round. All 49 sites are first-come, first-served, and some have RV access with sites up to 45 feet in length. No RV hookups are available, but there is an on-site RV dump station. A group site is available by reservation with space to accommodate up to 200 guests: call 775.687.4319.

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