Davis Creek Regional Park
25 Davis Creek Road, Washoe Valley, NV 89704 (click here to view a map)
Park Ranger Office: (775) 849-0684
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.
To download and print a bird guide for the park, click here.
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.
.7 mile Nature Trail around the pond - click here for the interpretive trail guide
1.7 mile Discovery Trail that circles the park
7.5 mile Ophir Creek Trail, which winds up the mountain to Price Lake and the Tahoe Meadows - click here for the Ophir Creek Trail map
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 Program, Photography
Facilities: Lakeview Group Picnic Area, Individual Picnic Areas, RV Group Camp Area, Tent Group Camp Area, Equestrian-friendly Trailhead, Outdoor Amphitheater, Fishing Pond