Discover Reno Tahoe’s incredible outdoors and nature. With 300 days of sunshine there is no reason to stay indoors. Our region is full of beautiful natural landscapes, vibrant wildlife and several Lake Tahoe parks and Reno parks the kiddos can play in!
If you’re not in the mood to hike the trails of Lake Tahoe, take a stroll through Reno’s Riverwalk district or participate in any other recreational activity Reno Tahoe has to offer, we have parks in our area that will still allow you to enjoy our blue skies, the landscapes of the Sierra Nevada and breath taking sunsets. Don’t miss our on what our beautiful region has to offer by staying indoors.
Rancho San Rafael, home of the Great Reno Balloon Race, is a neighboring park with a great, scenic view of The Biggest Little City. Don’t be fooled by the only areas you can see driving past it. There is plenty to explore, a play area for the kids with slides and jungle gym, a wetland habitat and a designated area for our furry friends to play in!
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is a major attraction to all lake go-ers. It is popular for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, catch-and-release fishing and cross-county skiing.
Kings Beach, in North Lake Tahoe, offers a playground for the kids. Walk towards the water and you will discover the beach that offers an unbelievable view of the surrounding mountains and lake.
The Sparks Marina is located off I-80 east to McCarran Blvd. It has two beaches, picnic areas, a fishing pier, a 2-mile walking path, volleyball courts, playgrounds and any other park amenity you will need on a day out at the park. If you stay through the evening you will experience a beautiful Reno Tahoe sunset with capturing clouds and pretty city lights.
Galena Creek Park is popular year-round. In the summer, enjoy hiking in the Sierra along Galena, Jones and White’s Creeks; in the winter, visit the park for sledding and cross-country skiing. Galena Creek flows through the park creating separate north and south portions of the park. Campfire programs, ranger-led hikes, and exhibits in the old stone visitor’s center add to the diversity of the park.
Davis Creek Regional Park offers picnic facilities, and group camping site are available by reservation. An equestrian trailhead provides access to the Toiyabe National Forest. This campground/day use area offers outstanding views of Washoe Lake and Slide Mountain. During the coldest months of winter, the pond freezes and makes a great ice skating area, which is free to the public. This diverse park is a favorite among locals.
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