TODAY - The Visitor Center is OPEN. Winter hours are Friday-Sunday 9am-4pm.
Join us every Saturday, for a guided hike at 10:00 am.
Jan 31: 10 am: Guided Hike (two hours, difficulty level adjusted to participants)
Jan 31: 11 am: Seismography presentation - Nevada's seismic history and current status
Feb 6-8: Winter Photography Workshop (Reserve a Spot)
Feb 13: 5:30 pm: A Photographer's Love of the Sierra Nevada and Virginia Range
Feb 14: 10 am: Hike with Snowshoe Thompson -- an Historical Winter Tour
Feb 21: 6:30 pm: Jupiter's Moons -- Presentation and Viewing with the Astronomical Society of Nevada
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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.