General Park Information:
Davis Creek Regional Park is a 297-acre Washoe County park with a restroom.
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!
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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
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!
Community Stories and Photos:
Davis Creek Park History Researcher
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!
General Park Resources:
Washoe County: Davis Creek Regional Park, General Information.
Washoe County: Davis Creek Camping Information.
Davis Creek: Facebook Page.
All Trails information on hiking: Davis.
New to Reno: Davis Creek.
Nevada, A World Within. A State Apart: Washoe County Davis Creek Park.
Park History Resources:
Geology/Slide Mountain Resources: