Beat the heat in the cool shade at Galena Creek Visitor Center, a good place to go for fun family activities during June and throughout the summer.
Logo image courtesy Great Basin Institute
Organized activities include guided summer treks, programs for kids up to 10 years old and as young as 2 years old, campfire evenings, bird walks, a geocache treasure hunt, and volunteer opportunities. There is also a Great Basin Naturalists Summer Camp, providing educational fun for children while they are out of school.
You don't have to join an organized activity to enjoy visiting Galena Creek Visitor Center and Recreation Area. The park is open daily until dusk for things like hiking, picnicking, and bird watching. During winter, the Galena Creek Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Summer season hours begin on May 1 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday). Parking is free and there are no park entry fees.
Galena Creek Visitor Center and Recreation Area is part of Galena Creek Regional Park, located 18350 Mt. Rose Highway in south Reno. For more information, call (775) 853-4050 or (775) 813-7136.
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