Location: Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Spooner Lake. Intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50. Incline Village, NV (Washoe)
Description: Join rangers at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park – Spooner for a presentation on Comstock history and how the resources of the lands that would become LTNSP supported extensive mining activities. Beginning in 1859, a high level of excitement began with the discovery of the Comstock Mining District. But this ‘roar’ could not have gone on for long without vast amounts of timber and water, which the Sierras contributed to heavily. This began an era of gold fever in Nevada, wild ideas and fantastic feats of engineering. Join us at 8pm Saturday, August 9th at Spooner Lake. We’ll meet at the small group area just below the upper parking lot. All ages are welcome and be sure to dress comfortably for the weather, and of course bring any drinks and snacks you wish to have. Entry is free for the event For more information please visit www.parks.nv.gov or call 775-684-2704.
Before it was a Park: The Comstock and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park