June walks for wildflowers at Spooner Lake

June 16, 2015

Wildflowers at Spooner Lake, Nevada
During June, 2015, take a leisurely, two-hour walk around Spooner Lake, home to over 100 species of wildflowers. Learn plant names, their uses, habitats and enjoy their beauty. The wildflower portion of this trip is during the first mile. You are not more than half an hour from the trailhead if you need to leave early. Children under the age of 16 and pets should not take this hike. Comfortable clothes, walking shoes or boots and a hat are recommended. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent. Each hike is limited to 12 participants. Sign up by phone at (775) 749-5980, or at the Spooner Lake Park Entrance Station.

  • Thursday, June 18, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m.

Spooner Lake is located near the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. Highway 50. You reach it by going south on 28 from Incline Village or west on U.S. 50 from Carson City. The entry fee to Spooner Lake is $10 per vehicle, with a $2 discount for Nevada residents.

While there, be sure to get your Nevada State Parks Passport booklet stamped or pick one up and start accumulating visits. Once your booklet is stamped at 15 different parks you will earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks.

For more pictures of wildflowers you may encounter, refer to “Wildflowers of the Reno Area.”

Source: Information and flower image courtesy Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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