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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

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Address: Box 61200 HC 61, Austin, NV 89310-9301
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+1 775-964-2440

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Awesome trip, remote, beautiful and great place to get away!

This was part of a one-week road trip to remote Nevada to see the full moon and explore off the beaten paths. Truly one of the nicest state parks to camp at. Spent 2 nights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was part of a one-week road trip to remote Nevada to see the full moon and explore off the beaten paths. Truly one of the nicest state parks to camp at. Spent 2 nights here. Very quiet, few visitors, respectful campers, gorgeous roads and views. Super nice rangers and well kept park. Highly recommended.

Thank t0mas1na
Minden, NV
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Glad that we visited this state park, but were disappointed that there was actually very little to see (and read) about Icthy. Since there was no tour going on when we arrived and the door to the exhibit was locked, all you can do is look through the windows. Given the effort it takes to get here, we expected more.... More 

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Lincoln CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Getting there is a long, lonely and dusty drive but that makes it all the more interesting. We found the Berlin ruins to be on par with other "ghost towns" we have visited but there are only a few buildings that remain though the huge mill that is still standing is awsome. The archeological digs up the road were also... More 

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Elko, nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Took the G kids here-isolated and remote. Wonderfull ghost town with mining near. The exhibit is fantastic. Great for kids/not so crowded as to be a problem-lots of room for the kids to RUN.

Thank Kenneth M
Yerington, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This may not be the place to stay/camp/visit with a big fancy RV due to narrow roads and small spaces. The tour in the fossil house is very nice. Not fancy, but informitive. Old town (ghost town) is worth the visit. Beautiful views. There is nothing fancy here. But there are clean pit potties and water. We will be returning... More 

1 Thank Charlene L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Sitting high in the mountains behind Gabbs, Nevada; Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is wonderful! It's ghost town/old mill ruins, dinosaur excavation site, and hiking trails are superb. Camping is relatively primitive; however, there are restroom facilities and water stand pipes. The upper campground is for RVs, the lower day-use grounds can be utilized for overflow camping. The main excavation site is... More 

Thank Randal A
Miami, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Went the end of February on my way south to Arizona. Had always wanted to go see the place and finally took the time. Yes it takes awhile and part of the road is dirt but the scenry is superb. One other car showed up while I was there but they did not stay long. Was a nice sunny calm... More 

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Reno NV
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

A bit disappointing, given the long distance from Reno (2.5 hours) or Fallon (1.25 hours) The park consist of Berlin, an abandoned mining town, and the Ichthyosaurs. (Be aware that you need to drive on two miles of gravel road to reach Berlin, and another two miles to reach the Ichthyosaurs. I found Berlin more interesting, with about 10 buildings.... More 

2 Thank Dave_in_Reno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Yes, it is 50-60 miles off Hwy 50 -- take a detour and go anyway. You will NOT be disappointed -- what a hidden treasure!

2 Thank Dianne K
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We went just prior to Thanksgiving to miss the park closures. BEWARE of snow as you tread deeper within. However, the gate was open by 8-9 a.m. and the morning views looking back at the rolling Sierra Nevada landscape are exquisite. Of course, yet again, I was the only visitor, so its a great unspoiled place to soak up history,... More 

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