Galena Creek Regional Park


North Entrance: 18250 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV 89511 (click here to view a map)

South Entrance: 18350 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV 89511 (click here to view a map)
Park Ranger Office: (775) 849-2511

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Galena Creek Pic

**Click here to view the interactive Galena Creek Nature Trail Guide!**

This park is popular year-round. In the summer, enjoy hiking in the Sierra along Galena, Jones and White's Creeks. In the winter, visit the park for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding.

 Nestled in a forested area on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, Galena Creek Regional Park is seven miles up the Mt. Rose Highway from the intersection with I-580. Galena Creek flows through the park creating separate north and south portions of the park. Campfire programs, ranger-led hikes, fishing at Marilyns Pond and exhibits in the Galena Creek Visitor Center add to the diversity of the park.
For plant & animal species found here, check out Galena Creek Regional Park on iNaturalist.

Information about Park Events and Programs available here.


Rules and Regulations available here.


Park Trail Maps available here.


Park Update: 6/1/2023

Spring has sprung at Galena Creek Regional Park, and while the snow has melted off of the lower elevation trails throughout the park, you may still encounter the occasional snow drift if hiking in the higher elevations. For those of you who may be looking to hike to the Galena Creek waterfall on the Mt. Rose Trail, be prepared for snowy trail conditions until July!

Wildflowers are abundant along most trails throughou the park, as well as the surrounding trail systems such as Brown's Creek, Galena Creek, Thomas Creek and Whites Creek. Please enjoy these beauties from a distance, and please remember, "Take only pictures, leave only footprints"!

20170610_112241.jpgSnow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) is a rare sight in most areas, though they are native to the eastern Sierra. Their blood-red color is attributed to their lack of chlorophyll. They're abundant along most trails until about July 4th.    


Recreation at Marilyn's Pond

Update: 6/1/2023

Marilyn's Pond is open for fishing!

Nevada's Free Fishing Day is June 10, 2023! This is your one chance during the year to get hooked for free! No fishing license is needed for adults or children to fish any public water on this date. *All other rules and limits still apply.

Marilyns Pond

Marilyn's Pond is a popluar spot for anglers, especially families with smaller children. The pond is stocked with Rainbow trout and features an ADA accessible dock as well as several shaded benches and fishing access along it's banks. As with all other urban ponds in Washoe County, the following rules and regualtions apply at Marilyn's 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. 

Galena Creek is also a fun fishing option within the park, offering both Rainbow and Brook Trout. Limit is five (5) per angler.  

For more information about fishing at Galena Creek Regional Park, including the latest stocking updates, please visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife's Fishing Page.

Stop Poaching! Please call the Galena Creek Regional Park Ranger Office at 775-849-2511 or NDOW at 1-800-992-3030 to report information on any wildlife related crime.

 Galena Campfire Programs are back, every Friday from June 30th to August 4th!

Visit our Park Programs page for more information on this and other great prgrams presented by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space!


Galena Creek Regional Park has been featured in various videos. Click the links below to view them:
'Wild Nevada' video (Episode 407)
'Park of the Week' video (Truckee Meadows Park Foundation)


Points of Interest and Reservable Facilities at Galena Creek Regional Park

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