The Visitor Center is closed. Winter Hours are Friday through Sunday 9am to 4pm.
Join us every Saturday for a guided hike from 10:00 am to noon.
May 2: 10:00 AM: Summer Birds of the Galena Forests
May 15: 10:00 AM: Homeschool Day: Galena Creek Water Quality- meet at Manzanita
May 16: 2:00 PM: Million Year Old Mummified Forests from the Arctic
May 21: 10:00 AM: Galena Toddlers
May 23: 2:00 PM: Countdown to Pluto!
May 29: 2nd Annual Community Connection to Nature Fundraising Dinner @ WeChMe
June 15-August 7: Day and Residential Summer Exploration Camps
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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 a partnership between Washoe County, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Great Basin Institute. The goal of the Visitor Center is to encourage understanding, appreciation, and appropriate use of the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Galena Canyon area and the Mount Rose Scenic Byway. 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.