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Rosewood Nature Study Area

Great Basin Wetland Habitat

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Rosewood Nature Study Area is a project to restore and reclaim a Great Basin wetland habitat from a former golf course owned by the City of Reno. The area under a 30 year lease agreement with the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation for restoration and creation of a study area for natural open spaces, local wildlife and desert wetlands.

Rosewood Nature Study Area, Reno, Nevada, NV
Wetlands at Rosewood Nature Study Area. Photo © Stan White

Visiting Rosewood Nature Study Area

Rosewood Nature Study Area is open to the public. Trails are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The visitor center is open 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

This is a place for walking, observing and enjoying nature. Approximately 3 miles of trails meander through the wetlands and dry areas of the preserve, on both sides of Veterans Parkway. You can walk the whole thing or just do sections. Rosewood is natural open space surrounded by roads and housing developments. The water comes from Boynton Slough and Steamboat Creek. Wildlife you may observe include a variety of birds, beavers, muskrats and coyotes.

Once out on the trails, there is no shade except for the Veterans Parkway underpasses. Here are some other tips and rules for your visit...

  • Bring water and sunscreen
  • Wear sturdy footwear
  • No dogs (except service animals) allowed
  • Only walk on designated trails
  • No bikes allowed
  • Please note that there is little shade and seating on the trails

No dogs - Dogs are not allowed at Rosewood Nature Study Area with the exception of service animals.

Location of Rosewood Nature Study Area

Rosewood Nature Study Area is at 6800 Pembrook Drive is Reno. The visitor center (the old golf course clubhouse) and parking area are on the west side of Veterans Parkway. You get there by taking Pembrook east from McCarran Blvd. The area itself straddles both sides of Veterans Parkway. The phone number is (775) 360-6068.

Rosewood Nature Study Area, Reno, Nevada, NV
Bridge on the trail at Rosewood Nature Study Area. Photo © Stan White

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