The Visitor Center is open. Summer Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 9am to 6pm.
Join us every Saturday for a guided hike from 10:00 am to noon.
Week-Long Day and Residential Summer Exploration Camps!
Starting June 15 and continuing until August 7:
For Campers ages 8-12 years old and Teen Camp for ages 13-17 years oldMay 29: 2nd Annual Community Connection to Nature Fundraising Dinner @ WeC
Learn more about our summer camps and register today!
To find information about our fun, educational, and hands-on discovery camps:
Go to the Great Basin Naturalists tab above and check out GBN 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.