NSP 7th Annual Celebration & Picnic

Join us at Lacey Meadows & Webber Lake for a day of fun activities with family and friends as we celebrate our campaign to conserve the magnificent large landscapes of the northern Sierra Nevada!

Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land, working together as part of the Northern Sierra Partnership, purchased Webber Lake & Lacey Meadows in 2012. In 2017, the Land Trust, which now manages the property, opened Webber Lake for public camping for the first time in a century. This is your chance to experience this spectacular preserve in its summer finery!

The day will begin with guided hikes, canoeing, and other activities, followed by a delicious picnic lunch and live folk music! Please purchase your tickets by June 25th. See below for directions.

Schedule of Events

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM Hikes and activities led by expert naturalists and friends of the Partnership.

Activities Schedule:

#1: Long Hike through Lacey Meadows (6 miles)- Sign up is required in advance.
Please email kdodson@northernsierrapartnership.org if you are interested in participating.
Take a full tour of Lacey Meadows and experience all its wildflower displays. The route involves fording Lacey Creek so please bring water shoes, or a small towel to dry your feet if you prefer to cross barefoot.
Start time: 9:00am
Difficulty: Moderate

#2: Wildflower Walk (~3 miles)- Get ready to botanize and discover the spectacular flora of the Sierra Nevada!
This hike will take a slower pace and stop frequently to identify native wildflowers and other plant species. Be sure to bring your field lens, if you have one.
Start time: 10:00am
Difficulty: Easy

#3: Family Nature Walk (1 hour)- An ecological treasure hunt for naturalists of all ages!
Start time: 10:30am
Difficulty: Easy

#4: Canoeing on Webber Lake (all morning on a first come, first served basis)-

We’ll have a half-dozen boats available for use at the southwest edge of Webber Lake. You’re also welcome to bring your own boat or raft for paddling around!
Start time: 9:00am

#5: Fly Casting Lesson-
Sign up is required in advance.
Please email kdodson@northernsierrapartnership.org if you are interested in participating.
Introduction to fly fishing.
Start time: 10:00am

If you don’t feel like participating in a guided activity, you can come and just relax by the lake or go on a self-guided hike.

***If you plan to bring your watercraft to Webber Lake, you must fill out an Aquatic Invasive Species form. Parking near the launch ramp at the Lake is expected to fill up before 10:00am, so plan to arrive early!

12:00 PM- 2:00 PM Summer picnic provided by Red Truck. Entertainment provided by musical guests Angele and Chauncey.

Event Tickets

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact kdodson@northernsierrapartnership.org.

Directions & Parking Information:

All guests must park and check-in at the registration tent in the parking lot at the intersection of HWY 89 and Jackson Meadows Road.

Shuttle service will be provided to the Lacey Meadows trailhead, which is a short walk from the picnic site.
Shuttles will depart every 30 minutes starting at 9:00am. The last shuttle down to Lacey Meadows will be at 11:30am, so please arrive before then.
Limited parking will be available at the trailhead only for those requiring special assistance. Please contact us if you need special assistance.

Directions From Truckee/HWY 80:
Follow Highway 89 north for approximately 14.5 miles to Jackson Meadows Road. Turn left off the highway and check in at our registration tent in the turnoff parking lot. From there, you can hop on a shuttle to the picnic site!

Directions From Quincy:
Follow Highway 89 south for approximately 54 miles to Jackson Meadows Road. Turn right off the highway and check in at our registration tent in the turnoff parking lot. From there, you can hop on a shuttle to the picnic site!