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!  

Submission Box for Personal Stories/Photos:  

Do you have personal photographs or stories about this park and are willing share your memories with your community? Then click here (for gmail account users) or here (if no gmail account) to upload your photos and/or stories.

If you have a photo 10 years or older of this park, they could potentially be used in an exhibit in our traveling Parks Rephotography Project photo collection! How exciting to have your memories on display!

Click here to learn more.  

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

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:

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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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Davis Creek Regional Park

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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!

Volunteer Researcher:

To learn more about volunteering for this Project, click here.

Enjoy history? Then consider volunteering as a History Researcher today! 

Like plants and animals? Then volunteer as our Biodiversity Researcher!

Researchers Needed:

Rephotography Site Stewards:

To learn more about the Parks Rephotography Project, click here.

Do you like photography? Want to learn more about your local parks?

Consider becoming a Parks Rephotography Site Steward for this park!

 

Click here to learn more.

Rephotography Volunteer Needed:

 

resources/more info

General Park Resources:

Park History Resources:

Geology/Slide Mountain Resources: 

 
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