The Galena Creek Visitor Center aims to increase public understanding, appreciation and wise enjoyment of the many natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources of the Galena Canyon area and the Mount Rose Scenic Byway.
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The Power of a Partnership
The Galena Creek Visitor Center is managed by Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. Great Basin Institute, a nonprofit organization, is the interpretive association that operates the Visitor Center. Great Basin Institute provides staff and volunteers who provide travel information, manage the Galena Creek Store, and provide interpretive programs for all ages. Learn more about the partnering organizations here.
During the winter, the Galena Creek Visitor Center is open Friday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Galena Creek Recreation Area is open daily from 8am to 7pm.