Parks and Open Space

Camp We Ch Me

Camp WeChMe is located within the south entrance to Galena Creek Regional Park at 18350 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV 89511

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Camp WeChMe Lodge  

Facility Type: Building

Description: Camp WeChMe Lodge is a conveniently located overnight getaway for community groups, businesses or family/social gatherings. Reservation includes the outdoor amphitheater and a large grass area adjacent to the lodge.  The lodge and lawn area are also available for single-day events such as weddings, retreats, and parties. The facility does not have air conditioning, but does have a heating system.

Camp WeChMe is available mid-May through mid-October, weather permitting.

Capacity: 150 for Day Use, 94 for Overnight

Amenities:
* Approximately 10 tables w/benches
* Grounds: 1 BBQ grill, 4 picnic tables and an outdoor amphitheater
* 12 bunkrooms (Linens are not provided)
* Showers 
* Commercial Kitchen
* Evaporating cooling system (Grand Room only)
* No Playground
* Restrooms located in the building
* No Wi-Fi or audio/video equipment available
 

Park Reservable Hours:
* 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday
* 8:00 am to 12:00 am Friday and Saturday

Additional Information:
* Overnight reservations:  check-in 4:00 p.m., check-out 11:00 a.m.
* The Cancellation Policy is in effect when the reservation is made.  Please read the Terms and Conditions before making a reservation
* Reservations can be made one year in advance from the current date
* Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance 
* Fees are due at the time the reservation is made
* Some events require a Certificate of Liability insurance that names Washoe County as an additional insured.  Contact Parks Reservation staff for requirement
* Alcohol is not permitted at any reservable facility unless permitted through a Facility Use Permit
* After Hours: Events that go past 5:00 p.m. require after hours staffing. Contact Reservation Staff at 775-823-6501 no less than 30 days prior to the event. This requirement does not apply to overnight reservations. 
* Reserved hours must include your set up and clean up, as well as deliveries and pickups. Groups are required to bring their own basic cleaning supplies, such as a vacuum, brooms, household cleaners, etc.   
* Vendor trucks are not allowed in the park without prior authorization.  If you would like your event catered by a vendor truck, please contact Parks Reservations for rules and regulations
* Music, or any amplified sound, is not permitted in outside facilities.  Doors must remain closed to the building to prevent the wildlife from entering.
* No open flames permitted (floating candles, candles, tiki torches or other open flame articles. This also includes sterno or other flame-based heating appliances used in catering)
* No tape, tacks, or nails can be used for decorations
* No piñatas, glitter, confetti, rice, rose petals, birdseed, or water balloons permitted.  
* All Washoe County buildings are non-smoking facilities
* Your group is responsible for knowing and adhering to all Washoe County Park rules.

**Parking is permitted within marked parking spaces only. Camp WeChMe has a designated parking area with approximately 22 spaces, as well as a bus turn-around area below the lodge. Additional parking is available in the main parking areas below. Parking availability cannot be guarranteed due to other events that may be occurring in the park during your event. A parking plan that includes drop-off and pick-up is recommended.   

2018 Fee Information:

Weekday Overnight Lodge Use
$725.00/night minimum + $50.00 per additional room 
Kitchen: $100.00/day
$500.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

Weekend Overnight Use
$1,350.00/night minimum + $50.00 per additional room
Kitchen: $100.00/day
$500.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

Single Day Use (lodge and exterior grounds)
Weekday 2-hour minimum $120.00/hour
Weekend 2-hour minimum $160.00/hour
Kitchen: $100.00/event
$500.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

**Use of the kitchen for events that are open to the public requires one full time Certified Food Protection Manager onsite and they should have a Certified Food Protection Manager photo ID card from the Washoe County Health Department. A copy of the certificate must be on file with Parks Administration. Not required for private parties and events.

Facility After Hours Fee: $25/hr after 5:00pm (hourly reservations only).

To make a reservation by phone with a credit  card, contact Parks Reservations at (775) 823-6501, or in person by check or money order at 1001 E 9th Street, Bldg A, 2nd Floor. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Note:  Checks will not be accepted less than 30 days prior to the event.

Contact Information:
Ranger Office: (775) 849-2511 for questions regarding the facility and to schedule a reservation tour.
Reservations: (775) 823-6501 to reserve the facility.
Contact Email:  reserveparks@washoecounty.us

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