Crystal Peak Park

561 Crystal Park Road, Verdi, NV 89439 (click here to view a map)

Park Ranger Office: (775) 828-6612

This 56 acre park is characterized by large shade trees along the Truckee River. The roadways and parking lots are paved, providing direct access to the river. Five individual picnic sites plus 2 small group areas (non-reservable) are available as well as restrooms facilities.  Stroll along the interpretive loop trail and learn about the rich history of the park grounds. Fishing is available at both the river and the Verdi Pond. 

Crystal Peak Park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. Click these links for more information: Species List, Photo Album, Birds Pics and Crystal Peak Park on iNaturalist

Please note: Picnic groups of 25 people or more are required to obtain a group-use permit and use a designated reservable picnic pavilion elsewhere. 

Recreation at Verdi Pond

We do not permit any ice fishing in the winter. Please stay off the ice at all times. Feel free to call the park office at 775-828-6612 for the latest conditions.
Verdi Pond is a popular spot for anglers, especially families with smaller children. The pond is stocked with Cutthroat trout and features ADA accessible docks as well as several benches and fishing access along it's banks. As with all other urban ponds in Washoe County, the following rules and regulations apply at Verdi Pond:
  • A current valid fishing license or permit issued by the Nevada Department of Wildlife is required for all anglers over the age of 12. Purchase your annual license or one (1) day permit here.
  • Fishing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 30 minutes before park closing (posted at the park entrance)
  • There is a limit of three (3) fish per angler, including resident youth anglers (under age 12). Non-resident youth anglers may keep one (1) fish.
For more information about fishing at Crystal Peak Park, including the latest stocking updates, please visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife's Fishing Page.
Stop Poaching! Please call the Crystal Peak Park Ranger Office at 775-828-6612 or NDOW at 1-800-992-3030 to report information on any wildlife related crime.


The park and its history has been featured in various videos. Click the links below to view them:

Enjoy a virtual "Walk with the Ranger" along the interpretive loop trail!
'Park of the Week' video bt the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation