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Perilous Plants Reno NV

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

Grand Sierra Resort Casino & RV Park
(775) 789-2147
Reno, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Mini Golf, Golf Nearby

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Rivers Edge RV Park*
(775) 358-8533
1405 So Rock Blvd
Sparks, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Kayaking, River Fishing, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Terrible's Gold Ranch RV Resort*
(877) 792-6789
320 Gold Ranch Rd
Verdi, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Bordertown Casino & RV Resort*
(800) 218-9339
19575 US Highway 395 N
Reno, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Davis Creek Regional Park (Washoe County Park)
(775) 849-0684
Carson City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Pond Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Silver Sage RV Park*
(888) 823-2002
2760 S Virginia St
Reno, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Golf Nearby

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Sparks Marina RV Park*
(775) 851-8888
1200 E Lincoln Way
Sparks, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Hot Tub, Lake Fishing, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Reno KOA at Boomtown
(775) 345-2444
Verdi, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Play Equipment, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Virginia City RV Park
(800) 889-1240
Virginia City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Hiking Trails

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Sparks Marina RV Park*
(775) 851-8888
1200 E Lincoln Way
Sparks, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Hot Tub, Lake Fishing, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Perilous Plants

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Perilous Plants




Poison IvyPlants don’t often top the list when we think of dangers awaiting us outdoors, but they can carry defenses ranging from annoying thorns to dangerous poisons. If we don’t treat some plants with the respect they deserve, the consequences can range from uncomfortable to deadly. As your outdoor activities heat up this summer, keep these tips in mind to help ensure your outdoor fun remains happy and safe.

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac are the leading contenders in the annoying plant competition. These related plants contain a poisonous sap called urushiol, which inflicts a painful rash in 90 percent of the people who touch them. Other plants, such as Virginia creeper and milkweed, can also cause allergic reactions, although they’re rarely as serious.

There are many myths about poison ivy, oak and sumac. Let’s dispel some of them so you can have an accurate understanding of the dangers.
      •  The rash is not contagious. You cannot get or spread it without touching the sap directly.
      •  Scratching the rash and popping blisters will not spread the rash, unless you haven’t washed off
         all the sap. By breaking open the skin, however, scratching can lead to infection. Try to resist
         the itch.

PREVENTION
      •  Learn to recognize these plants in order to avoid contact. “Leaves of three, let them be” is a helpful
         saying to remind you to avoid poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has from six to 10 parallel
         leaves on each branch, with a single leaf at the end. Check out www.poisonivy.aesir.com for
         good photos and more information about these plants.
      •  Wear long pants and sleeves to prevent the sap from contacting your skin. Run the clothes through
         the laundry if there’s a chance urushiol may be on them.
      •  Hose off your dog before petting her, if she’s been romping through areas where these plants
         grow. Oil on her fur can transfer to you.
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