When a massive volume of water evaporated from Walker Lake due to an extended Nevada drought, residents in Mineral county turned to the Walker River “elbow” for fishing. Even then, it would not take long to catch all the fish. Now that the East Walker river will become a state park, here are a few ideas:
The 26 miles or so between Yerington and the elbow should have an 8-foot paved bike path. This would allow bicyclists to ride a 50-mile round trip. In addition, there should be bicyclists use only tent campground 13 miles in. The first 3 miles at each end should have motorized vehicle roads and 100 pull through RV spots.
As part of the Walker River State Park, there should be a trout fish hatchery.