Explore the Carson River Watershed! 

A wonderful aspect of our Watershed being in the Great Basin is the opportunity to get outside year-round.  With 251 sunny days and a temperate climate, there is always a place to explore in our Watershed.  While this is not an exhaustive guide, hopefully it will become a catalyst for further exploration of the wonderful recreational jewels in the Carson River Watershed.  Experiencing the Carson River Watershed firsthand explains why the work of Carson Water Subconservancy District to protect this resource is a worthwhile endeavor.

CWSD’s Favorite Places in the Carson River Watershed

We asked our board members and staff what their favorite places were to recreate in the Watershed. We’ve compiled a list of locations. Click this list of the Favorite Places in Carson River Watershed Areas to kick-start your adventure. This list contains information on hiking, biking, kayaking, river access and more in each county of the watershed. Safely plan your adventure by clicking on the links to organizations and areas highlighted on this list..

Check out these quick links to trail locations, Carson River access points and more:

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