Virginia City Facts

~Virginia City Article

Here’s How You Do It:

This trip was a unique one for us in that it was completely unplanned. We hit high winds on the way to the coast from Lake Tahoe and our kayaks were confused as to whether the car should travel via the roadway or just take to the air and sail.

Flying in? Reno/Tahoe International is the closest major airport.

~Location: Virginia City is located approximately 30 minutes from the Reno/Tahoe area but to us it seemed to be about 30 minutes from Carson City as high winds and weather slowed the trip. *The drive is lovely as the town is situated in the heart of the mountains. The history of the town is colorful and entertaining so plan to spend an entire day or more. Museums abound so choose from the list of 15, there’s something for everyone. We stopped in at The Way It Was Museum for a $3 entry fee and it’s located in the middle of town. As for restaurants, also a ton to choose from. We ate at the Palace Saloon and Restaurant and I can vouch for the coffee and my guy the hamburger.

~Ranger Station: Washoe Lake State Park is about 30 minutes from the town of Virginia City. Contact information for the ranger station:

4855 Eastlake Blvd
Carson City, Nevada 89704
Phone: (775) 687-4319

~Nearest Camping: Washoe Lake State Park 49, first come/first serve campsites w/ fire rings, flush toilets, showers, and picnic tables. Fees: $7 park entrance fee and $17 per night to camp. *We did not camp as we encountered very high winds, road closures, snow and rain. We stayed at the Silverland Inn And Suites.

Boating? Yes

Fishing? Yes

~Permits: Check for fishing and there are also boating fees.

~Warnings: From experience, we can say WIND! Check weather advisories for the surrounding area.

~Weather: also local weather and road conditions found here

~Suggestions: Take the trolley tour in Virginia City, it’s $5 per person and worth it, great history!

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