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

Galena Creek Pic

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. 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. Campfire programs, Ranger-led hikes, fishing at Marilyn's Pond and exhibits in the Galena Creek Visitor Center add to the diversity of the park.

Recreation at Marilyn's Pond

Marilyns 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 775-849-2511 for the latest conditions.
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.

Wildlife

Galena Creek Regional Park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. For plant & animal species found here, check out Galena Creek Regional Park on iNaturalist. When viewing plants and animals in the park, 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.

Picnic Areas

Manzanita Group Picnic Area

The day use individual picnic areas are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Bearmat, Jones Creek, and Manzanita Group Areas are available by reservation only. For availability or to request a reservation, click here or contact Park Reservations at (775) 823-6501 or reserveparks@washoecounty.gov

Please know that we are in bear country requiring visitors to store food and trash properly. All trash goes in the dumpsters which need to remain latched at all times. No food should be left out unattended. Thank You!

Trails

Bitterbrush Trail

For a park trail map, click here.

Click here to view the interactive Galena Creek Nature Trail Guide

Have you taken the Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge?

Programming

 Galena Campfire Programs!

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

Media

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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