Da-aw-aga (Lake Tahoe Shoreline) Tour

Waši·šiw (Washoe People)


1. Spooner Lake State Park Visitor Center

Location: Spooner Lake State Park, Highway 50
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking trails, horseback riding trails, fishing, camping, nature trail, picnicking, biking 
Cultural Significance: Cultural sites and cultural interpretation and Wasi-siw cultural displays

 


2. Taylor Creek Visitors Center Trilingual Audio Tour

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3. Washoe Tribe “Story Walk” experience on Tahoe Rim Trail

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4. Valhalla

Location: South Lake Tahoe, Highway 89
Recreation Opportunities: Nature walk, cultural interpretation, biking, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Cultural sites with numerous grinding stone areas, encampment site for Waši·šiw

 


5. Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Location: South Lake Tahoe, Highway 89
Recreation Opportunities: Nature walk, camping, cultural interpretation, biking, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Traditional fishing site for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout spawning with viewing area and wildlife sanctuary

 


6. Fallen Leaf Lake

Location: South Lake Tahoe, Highway 89
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking trails, horseback riding trails, fishing, camping, nature trail, picnicking, biking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Future Home of Wasi-siw Cultural Center, encampment site for Waši·šiw Band of Hung-A-Lei-Ti (Southern Band)

 


7. Emerald Bay

Location: West Lake Tahoe, Highway 89
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking trails, fishing, camping, nature trail, picnicking, biking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Story-telling of Ung a “giant mythical bird” culture site with grinding stones, sight seeing and waterfalls

 


8. Bliss State Park

Location: West Lake Tahoe, Highway 89
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking trails, fishing, camping, nature trail, cultural interpretation, picnicking, biking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Cultural site, traditional shelter site (ADA compliant), cultural display

 


9. Washoe Tribe – Meeks Bay Resort and Marina

Location: West Lake Tahoe, Highway 89
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking trails, fishing, camping, nature trail, picnicking, biking, kayaking, beach activities, lodging, food
Cultural Significance: Cultural sites, traditional artwork, traditional shelter site, cultural display, Waši·šiw cultural and environmental restoration projects

 


10. Sugar Pine State Park

Location: Tahoma, California, Highway 89
Recreation Opportunities: Nature walk, camping, cultural interpretation, biking, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Cultural site, traditional shelter site, cultural display

 


11. Gatekeeper Museum and Marion Steinbach Basket Museum

Location: North Lake Tahoe City, California
Recreation Opportunities: Nature walk, camping, cultural interpretation, biking, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, beach activities, food, shopping
Cultural Significance: Basket museum of many Native American tribes including the Great Basin tribes

 


12. Palisades Tahoe – Olympic Ski Site

Location: Olympic Valley, California
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking trails, fishing, camping, nature trail, tramway, picnicking, biking, kayaking, beach activities, skiing, food, shopping
Cultural Significance: Numerous cultural sites, future development of interpretation trail and cultural displays

 


13. Donner Memorial State Park

Location: Truckee, California Interstate I-80 Donner Pass Road exit
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking trails, fishing, camping, nature trail, picnicking, biking, kayaking, boating, beach at Donner Lake
Cultural Significance: Museum with Waši·šiw artifacts and traditional displays

 


14. Washoe Tribe’s Saw Mill – Supporting and sustaining healthy forests

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15. Martis Creek Lake National Recreational Area

Location: Highway 267, near Truckee, California
Recreation Opportunities: Fishing, biking, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, hiking, cultural interpretation, camping
Cultural Significance: Cultural site, encampment site for Waši·šiw Band of Mel-Wei-Ti (Northern Band)

 


16. Incline Visitor Center

Location: Highway 28, Incline Village
Recreation Opportunities: Nature walk, camping, cultural interpretation, biking, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Cultural display, cultural interpretation, plant interpretation, both indoor and outdoor traditional shelter display

 


17. Incline Public Library

Location: 845 Alder Avenue, Incline Village, Nevada
Recreation Opportunities: Nature walk, hiking trails, cultural interpretation, biking
Cultural Significance: Waši·šiw People history books and reading area, indoor traditional shelter, story telling and cultural display

 


18. Sand Harbor State Park

Location: Highway 28
Recreation Opportunities: Nature walk, camping, cultural interpretation, biking, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, beach activities
Cultural Significance: Numerous cultural sites and cultural interpretation

 


19. Wa She Shu Travel Plaza

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SPOONER LAKE VISITOR CENTER