Beginning Dutch oven cooking at Washoe Lake State Park Aug. 16

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev.– Join guest chefs and park staff for a traditional night of Dutch oven cooking and tasting at Washoe Lake State Park on August 16.

Bring an apron and be prepared to do some cooking. A Dutch oven is a thick-walled cast iron cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. White hot coals are placed on top as well as below the Dutch oven to provide a more uniform internal heat.

The program is limited to 40 participants. Call 775-687-4319 to reserve your space.

Everyone will meet in the main group area pavilion from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free, but there is a $ 4.00 per vehicle park entrance fee.

About Washoe Lake State Park

Washoe and Little Washoe Lakes are located in the heart of scenic Washoe Valley, between Carson City and Reno. Here, visitors find spectacular views of the majestic Carson portion of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Popular activities include nature study, bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, camping and fishing. Two campgrounds, boat launches, group use area, day use picnic sites, restrooms with showers, an RV dump station and equestrian trailhead are available. A wetlands area with a viewing tower and interpretive displays is located south of the main entrance. Here visitors can view more than 100 different bird species during bird watching season. The park is located on Eastlake Blvd. 10 miles north of Carson City and 15 miles south of Reno off U.S. 395.


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