Davis Creek Regional Park

charcoal-fire-restrictions.jpgCAMPFIRE & CHARCOAL GRILL RESTRICTIONS: 

Please be advised that the Washoe County park system is aligned with Nevada Public Land Agencies in restricting campfires and the use of charcoal pits at all parks until fire restrictions are lifted. Fires, campfires or barbecues using wood, charcoal or other materials with the exception of portable stoves/grills using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are prohibited.

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25 Davis Creek Road, Washoe Valley, NV 89704 (click here to view a map)

Park Ranger Office: (775) 849-0684

Davis Pond

Located 20 miles south of Reno, this year-round recreational destination includes over 200 acres of pine and sage desert nestled against Slide Mountain on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Outdoor recreational opportunities include a campground with hot showers, scenic picnic areas surrounding a small fishing pond, hiking trails, an equestrian friendly trailhead, two reservable group camping areas, a large reservable group picnic area, an outdoor amphitheater and various interpretive programs. Be prepared for outstanding views of Washoe Lake and Slide Mountain while visiting Davis Creek Regional Park. Click here to view a map of the park.

Davis Creek Regional Park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. Click here to view the species list. For photos of some of these species, click here.

Bird Guide Pic

The park is home to over 100 different species of birds! To download and print a bird guide for the park, click here. To view a list of bird species seen in the park, click here.

Picnic Areas

Individual Picnic Areas

The day use individual picnic areas are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Lakeview Picnic Area is available by reservation only. For availability or to request a reservation, click here or contact Park Reservations at (775) 823-6501.


Discovery Trail through woods

For a park trail map, click here


Interpretive programs include guided hikes, Story Stroll, Junior Ranger Activity Guide and selected events in the park's outdoor amphitheater.

Story Stroll!
In partnership with the Washoe County Library System, we are excited to continue offering story strolls to promote reading, highlight our local park, and engage our community. The strolls take place along the 0.7 mile loop Nature Trail, encircling the pond. Keep an eye on this page for future stroll dates!
Bluebird Nesting Boxes!
With the help of volunteers, we have recently (February 2018) constructed bluebird boxes which were installed within the park. Keep an eye on the parks Facebook Page for updates on which birds take up residence!


COVID UPDATE: As of June 5th, all individual campsites are open! The group camp areas (tent and RV) and the Lakeview picnic area are also open with modifications (i.e. less than 25 people permitted).
Please note: all reservable spaces at Davis Creek Regional Park require a two week advanced notice. This includes the reservable individual campsites, the Tent Group Camp Area, the RV Group Camp Area, and the Lakeview Picnic Area.
Open year-round, the Davis Creek Campground has 62 overnight campsites available. Although there are no hook-ups, longer travel trailers (32 foot max) can be accommodated at 19 sites. Hot showers are also available year round (bring quarters). Online Revervations are now available for individual sites 2 through 30 and sites 35 through 60. To reserve a site, click here (after printing these online reservation instructions). You may also contact Park Reservations at (775) 823-6501. Please Note: Reservations can be made 14 to 180 days in advance. Thank You!

Park History

Winters Ranch History

Davis Creek Regional Park was once a part of the 4,000 acre Winters Ranch. The ranch was well known in the early 1900's for its Thoroughbred horses. A race track was located near what is now the park entrance. During the winter, ice was cut on the park pond and used in the mines of Virginia City and for domestic use. Much of the timber on the hillsides above the park was cut for lumber in the late 1800's. The scenic area around the pond was a favorite spot for the Winter's family picnics and gatherings during the summer months. Today, the large pines add to the peaceful atmosphere of the park which was opened to the public in 1968.

Activities: BBQ/Picnicing,  Bird Watching,  Fishing,  Camping,  Hiking/Walking,  Horseback Riding,  Horseshoes,  Volleyball,  Interpretive Programs,  Junior Ranger ProgramPhotography
Facilities: Lakeview Group Picnic Area,  Individual Picnic Areas,  RV Group Camp Area,  Tent Group Camp Area,  Equestrian-friendly Trailhead,  Outdoor Amphitheater,  Fishing Pond

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