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Sierra Nevada Unit Events

Rally at the Mason Valley Wildlife Area

Thursday March 22 – Sunday March 25, 2012

RSVP for rally - Hosts – Jerry and Dyann Thornburg

3 Day rally for SNU and WBCCI members. Visitors welcome. SNU Board meeting on Saturday open to all.

The SNU now provides the means for you to put its rally sites on your electronic map. If you don't have a GPS or a PND or a computer with a mapping program, you can still take the file and use it to find coordinates on your paper maps.

Location: Off of Miller Lane on the North side of Yerington. From Silver Springs follow Hwy 95 South to Miller Lane. Turn East on Miller Lane and continue to Lux Lane.. Follow Lux Lane (a good gravel road) about a half mile past the fish hatchery to the campground. The picture below is at the South entrance at the intersection of Lux Lane and Miller Lane.

Note: there is a road (Sierra Way) before the Miller Lane Rd that goes to the wildlife area and campground but it is NOT RECOMMENDED. It is longer and the road is a washboard.

Description – This is an unstructured campground with some picnic tables and pit toilets and a flat gravel parking area. It is walking distance to the Walker River and to various wildlife ponds.

The Lahonton Audubon Society provides the best map to the Mason Valley Wildlife area. On this map the campground is just south of the Mason Valley WMA Headquarters office. Again, the route from Sierra Way to Lux lane is NOT recommended.

Photo gallery of Mason Valley Wild Life Area

Nevada Department of Wildlife

Great pictures of MVWA from Fish The West

Nevada Wildlife Viewing guide

What to expect at an SNU rally

Never been to an SNU rally? This page will give you information on arrival and departure times, meals, activities, and other information that will help make the rally an enjoyable experience.

Boondocking SNU Style

SNU rallies are a great way to experience camping “off grid” Our usual rally sites have no electricity or other hookups. Water is frequently not available. For the SNU, this type of camping enhances the experience and we are never without all the comforts of home

Additional Information on the March 2012 rally at the Mason Valley Wildlife Area

Arrival time - anytime after noon on Thursday March 22

Fees: Kitty Kall: $5 per rig per night payable at the rally or online in advance (see below)

Events and activities: Morning coffee klatch is from about 7 to 9. Happy hours will likely occur on Friday and Saturday starting about 5 p.m. The SNU business meeting will be held Saturday at about 1 p.m. following a pot luck lunch. All gatherings will be informal and BYO (bring your own) to share as suits your karma. If you want to coordinate and plan, then form your own conspiracy with whomever is handy! If there are no fire restrictions, bring wood for campfires

Weather: May be warm during the day and can be cool at night.

Facilities: Pit toilet, fairly level area for parking. packed dirt.

Special Event: Visit to the nearby fish hatchery

Nearby attractions: Excellent fishing, bird watching and wildlife viewing areas nearby. Close to the Walker river. Great place for bike rides and hiking.

If you can't make it for the entire time, feel free to join us for a few hours, one day, or whatever time frame fits your schedule.

Rally Kitty Kall prepayment option – pay online on the SNU shopping cart page for 2012

Thank you for supporting the SNU.

If you plan to attend please notify the SNU via e-mail to <hq(at)SierraNevadaAirstreams(dot)org> or a phone call to Diane at 775-972- 5011 . You can also mail an rsvp to SNU, PO Box 60572, Reno, NV 89506. It helps our planning to know how many people to expect.

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See you at the Mason Valley Wildlife Area

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