Places of Interest


  • 1.  Just a short 5 mile drive east of the Resort is Wilson Canyon.  This is a unique geologic structure with rocky and scenic canyon walls.  Big Horn Sheep, chukar, mule deer, and bobcats inhabit this rugged, western Nevada area.  There are roadside parking areas and a rest area along the West Walker River.  Excellent trout fishing is available throughout the canyon.


  • 2.  Travel the road “less-traveled” to Yosemite National Park.  Only 120 miles to the Valley floor from the Resort.  Take the undiscovered route south of Smith Valley on State Route 338 to Bridgeport, California.  Then travel 45 miles to the Tioga Pass Entrance to beautiful Yosemite National Park.  This is a wonderful day trip with some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States.


  • 3.  A lovely day trip to Lake Tahoe is only 65 miles west of the Resort.  Travel north on Hwy. 395 and into the Lake Tahoe Basin via State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade) or Hwy. 50 (Spooner Summit).  Visit the untouched “Lake Tahoe State Park” along the 26 mile long, east side of Lake Tahoe.  Or journey into South Lake Tahoe for big-time gaming entertainment and celebrity shows.

     4.  Lyon County Museum and Visitor’s Center in Yerington, NV.  Visit this quaint museum for lots of information on local history.  Learn about Wovoka, the Indian Medicine Man, and the world famous “sack-race” where men would carry 100 pound sacks of grain over 5 miles in a race.  The Lyon County Museum is open Thursday through Sunday .  April through October, the Museum is also open Saturday, .  Also, for the guest looking for any information on the local area, the visitor’s center has it!


  • 5.  Visit Bodie, California. Available Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Travel south 45 miles on State Route 338 to Bridgeport, California.  Then travel an additional 12 miles up the road to Bodie.  This ghost town is protected by the State of California.  All of the old buildings and their contents are preserved.  This trip is truly a step back in time to the old mining days of early California.  Be sure to pack a lunch and bring your camera!


  • 6.  Mono Lake Interpretative Center.  Located on the shores of Mono Lake, this interesting museum and gift shop holds a wealth of information on the geology of the eastern Sierra Mountains, Yosemite National Park, and the unique desert lake.  Famous American writer, Mark Twain, wrote about Mono Lake in several of his stories.


  • 7.  Virginia City, Nevada.  Just 65 miles from the Resort, Virginia City is one of the West’s biggest tourist attractions.  Famous for the “Bucket of Blood Saloon”, the Silver Queen, and the Opera House.  Hundreds of people enjoy this wild, western experience.  You can get some of the best fudge in the country in Virginia City.


  • 8.  Anaconda Copper Pit in Yerington, Nevada.  Just 25 miles northeast of the Resort off of Hwy339 is one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the United States.  This mine was operated by the Anaconda Copper Company until the late 1970’s.  This is an interesting site to visit.


  • 9.  Topaz Lake.  Just 20 miles west of the Resort.  Enjoy world class fishing in this beautiful Sierra Lake.  Huge Rainbow and German Brown Trout inhabit this lake.  View many of these trophy size specimens at Topaz Lodge and Casino.  Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at the “last Nevada stop” before entering California.

 Thank you for choosing Walker River Resort.  We hope you enjoy your stay in our unique area of Western Nevada!

Please enjoy our facilities:

Cliffs-side Lounge with Nevada Style Entertainment

Deluxe Cottages * 130 Pull-through RV Sites * Convenience Store ATM machine * Laundromat * Free Wi-Fi

Heated Swimming Pool * Spa * Planned Activities

25 Station Sporting Clays Shooting Course * Ant Hill Desert Golf Course 

Excellent Fly Fishing

 Physical Location:  North on Hudson Way - 2.5 miles off of Hwy. 208

Smith Valley, Nevada

Reservations: (800) 446-2573 * (775) 465-2573

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