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.
May 23, Saturday, 2 pm: Astronomy: Countdown to Pluto!
May 30, Saturday, 1pm: Environmental Drama: Bugs!
May 30, Saturday, 2pm: Mining the Past: Using Arrastras as Evidence of Early Mexican Mining Activity in Nevada
June 15-August 7: Day and Residential Summer Exploration Camp for 8-12 year-olds and 13-17 year-olds
May 29: 2nd Annual Community Connection to Nature Fundraising Dinner @ WeC
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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.