Davis Creek Regional Park

General Park Information:

Davis Creek Regional Park is a 297-acre Washoe County park with a restroom.


Amenities Include: 

62 overnight campgrounds (with hot showers) and RV area, picnic area, barbecue area, pond (non-motorized boats allowed), self-guided hiking/walking trails, volleyball, horseshoes, horse trails (access to the Toiyabe National Forest), bird watching, and fishing.

 

View the slideshow to see some of this park's amenities!  

Park History

Davis Creek Park Pond was originally part of the 4,000 acre Winters Ranch, which was known in the second half of the 19th century for its thoroughbred horses. Winter’s Ranch used the area to harvest ice in the summer. The park was opened to the public in 1969. In 1995, portions of the movie "Bonanza: Under Attack" were filmed here.

Today, this park is used for relaxation, camping, nature and geology studies, canyon and mountain hiking, and horseback riding. The park features sagebrush, bitterbrush, manzanitas, and Jeffrey pines which thrive on the east side of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Since this park is located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada range, this area receives some rain, but is mainly blocked from severe winds.
 

 

Davis Creek Main Sign

Image by Haley McGuire 

 

biodiversity

Submit Your Park Stories and Photos

Do you have personal photographs or stories about this park and are willing to share your memories with your community? Stories and photos can be recent adventures in the park, old memories of what the park used to be like, or fond remembrances of what this park has meant to you in the past. Sharing your photographs and memories will help to build our shared history of these important public places.

 

Click here to upload your photos and/or stories!

Typical Flora and Fauna

The following are a few of our favorite highlights. 

See the community submission section below to view additional wildlife sightings found at this park, and submit you own favorite naturalist sightings on iNaturalist here!

Flora:

Fauna:

Highlights:

What animals have you seen here?

Submission Box for Biodiversity Sightings:

 

Click here to document your own biodiversity observations from this park on iNaturalist.

Any observations noted along the Truckee River, please share with the Truckee River Guide project here.  

 

community submissions

Biodiversity Submissions:

Community Stories and Photos:

Your Name

Davis Creek Regional Park

Tell us your stories about this park or share your photographs to add to the growing record of our shared park history! 

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Davis Creek Regional Park

Tell us your stories about this park or share your photographs to add to the growing record of our shared park history! 

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Davis Creek Regional Park

Tell us your stories about this park or share your photographs to add to the growing record of our shared park history! 

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volunteer highlights

Davis Creek Park History Researcher

Patti Poston

Patti Poston is the History Researcher for this park. She has dedicated time to research and document the history and geology information of this park featured above. Thank you Patti for your commitment to our parks and historic preservation!

 

resources/more info

General Park Resources:

Park History Resources:

Geology/Slide Mountain Resources: 

 
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