WALKER

 

Walker is a small, unincorporated town in northern Mono County located about 84 miles north of Mammoth Lakes along U.S. Highway 395.

Walker sits at the head of the Antelope Valley where the West Fork of the Walker River emerges out of Walker Canyon to water the lush valley and fill nearby Topaz Lake.

Walker sits at 5,403 feet elevation and had a population of about 720 residents at the last U.S. Census.

The West Fork of the Walker River is a designated Wild and Scenic Walker River and it is famous for its native Lahontan Cutthroat trout fishing. It is also a popular kayaking destination, featuring miles of rolling, whitewater rapids.

The community’s economy is dominated by tourism and agriculture and ranching, but like nearby Coleville, Walker is close enough to the bustling Carson Valley region to also give residents easy access to the best medical, cultural and business amenities in the region.

At the same time, Walker is surrounded by the mountains of the high Sierra with easy access to some of the region’s most pristine and remote backcountry meadows, rivers and creeks, which includes some of the best hunting, fishing, and ATV/UTV routes in the county.

A vibrant Senior Center provides a central gathering place for the Walker area’s retirement community and the presence of nearby Carson Valley area medical facilities makes Walker an exceptional retirement area. Nearby Coleville schools are known for their academic and athletic success.

The town is also rich in history. It was likely named for pioneer Joseph R. Walker, who started his ascension of the Sierra Nevada range as part of a longer expedition and many Walker residents are third and fourth generation locals.


Emergency
Mono County Paramedic Station 1
466 Mule Deer Rd
Coleville, CA 96107
(530) 495-211
24-Hour: (530) 495-2112

Fire
Antelope Valley Fire Protection District
51 Shop Road
Coleville, CA 96107
530-495-2900

Medical
Carson Valley Medical Center
1107 U.S. Highway 395
Gardnerville, NV 89410
(775) 782-1600
www.carsonvalleymedicalcenter.org/

Education/Schools
Coleville High School
11591 U.S. Highway 395
Coleville, CA 96107
(530) 495-2231
esusd.org

Antelope Elementary School
111527 U.S. Highway 395
Coleville, CA 96107
(530) 495-2541
www.esusd.org

Utilities
Liberty Utilities
Eloise Ave, 96150
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(800) 782-2506
www.libertyutilities.com

Telephone
Frontier: Communications: (800) 921-8101, www.frontier.com
Verizon: (800) 922-0204, www.verizon.com
AT&T: (800) 331-0500, www.att.com

Broadband
Frontier Communications: (800) 921-8101, www.frontier.com
Schat.net: (760) 873-4377, www.schat.net
Race Communications: (877) 722-3833, www.race.com

Transit
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority/ESTA
703 Airport Rd
Bishop, CA 93515
(760) 872-1901 or (800) 922-1930
www.estransit.com

The CREST Bus runs several days a week between Reno, Nevada and Lancaster, California along U.S. Highway 395. The bus can make stops in all communities along this route.

Airport
Bryant Field Airport
76 Stock Drive
Bridgeport, CA 93517
(760) 932-5440

Reno–Tahoe International Airport
2001 E Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 328-6400
www.Renoairport.com

Library
Mono County Public Library
111569 U.S. Highway 395
Coleville, CA
(530) 495-2788
www.monocolibraries.org

Chamber of Commerce
Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce
115281 U.S. Highway 395
Topaz, CA 96133
(530) 208-6078
http://www.northernmonochamber.com

Community Center
Antelope Valley Community Center
442 Mule Deer Road
Walker, CA 96107
(760) 616-4117

Senior Center
Antelope Valley Senior Center
399 Mule Deer Road
Walker, CA 96107
(530) 495-2323