Swan Lake Nature Study Area
Playa - off the north end of Lear Boulevard (click here to view a map)
Park Ranger Office: (775) 785-4512
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The boardwalk of the Swan Lake Nature Study Area was damaged during a high wind and wave event - knocking the boardwalk off the stabilizing piers. It has been closed since October of 2019 and we plan to have a contractor remove the boardwalk during the summer of 2021. During construction, a portion of the parking lot will be blocked off intermittently during this time. The pathway to the dock will be closed to the public until construction is complete.
We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing news from the Swan Lake Advisory Board on new and improved access.
A nationally recognized birdwatching area, Swan Lake Nature Study Area is just minutes from the greater Reno-Sparks area. Swan Lake is a designated Important Bird Area because of its unusually diverse population of birds, including swans. A 600-foot long boardwalk takes visitors into the wetlands area. The park also features a number of hiking trails and a portable restroom.
For a nice video of the area (thanks to Neil Lockhart Photography), click here.