Galena Creek Regional Park

Current Fire Restrictions:

Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue has announced that all outdoor recreational & cooking fires are prohibited until further notice. Campfires (including propane fire pits), as well as charcoal barbecues are prohibited, including the barbecues located throughout the picnic areas. Propane (gas) fueled barbeques & stoves are allowed.

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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.


Rules and Regulations are available by clicking here.


Park Trail Maps are available by clicking here.


Recreation at Marilyn's Pond

Update: 7/21/2021

Marilyn's Pond currently open for the season!
  • Fishing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until Labor Day weekend.
  • The Fishing dock is currently closed for repairs.
  • Please continue to follow social distancing reccomendations and give other anglers plenty of space - at least 6 feet of distance.
  • As a courtesy to other anglers and Park Staff, please pack out all of your trash, including discarded fishing line and bait containers. Leave No Trace!
Thank you - Park Staff

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 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)