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6 Lake/ River/ Ponds to Explore in Washoe County

Checkout places to visit in Washoe County

Washoe County

Washoe County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 421,407, making it Nevada's second-most populous county.

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Lake/ River/ Ponds to Explore in Washoe County

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

Lake Tahoe–Nevada State Park is a state park comprising multiple management units and public recreation areas on the northeast shores of Lake Tahoe in the U.S. state of Nevada.

Ophir Creek

Ophir Creek is a picturesque creek located in Washoe County, Nevada. It is a popular spot for fishing, hiking, and picnicking, offering visitors a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The creek runs through the Ophir Creek Trail, which is a 3.2-mile hike that winds through a beautiful canyon and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake is the geographic sink of the basin of the Truckee River. Pyramid Lake is an endorheic lake. It has no outlet, with water leaving only by evaporation or sub-surface seepage.

Sparks Marina Park Lake

Sparks Marina Park Lake is a stunning man-made lake situated in the heart of Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada. The lake covers an area of 77 acres and is surrounded by a beautiful park that provides visitors with a range of recreational activities.The lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and swimming, with a designated swimming area and a boat launch ramp available for visitors to use. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish, making it a prime spot for fishing enthusiasts.

Washoe Lake State Park

Washoe Lake State Park is a year-round public recreation area occupying 3,775 acres . It lies to the east of lake Tahoe. The area around the park is known for its high winds making Washoe Lake a popular destination for windsurfers.

Winnemucca Lake

Winnemucca Lake is a dry lake bed that features the oldest known petroglyphs in North America. it was a shallow lake that is home to several petroglyphs long believed to be very old.

Map of Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Washoe County