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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Campout

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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Campout

Time: September 28, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Location: Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Street: BFE
City/Town: Berlin, Nevada
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/E6b0
Phone: 775.885.8960
Event Type: camping, mine, tour, fossil, shelter
Organized By: Jason Gardner
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2014

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Event Description

Berlin, a turn-of-the-century mining town, is preserved in a state of arrested decay. A trail through the town site tells the story of Berlin and its mine. Ichthyosaurs (pronounced “ick-thee-o-sores”) were ancient marine reptiles that swam in a warm ocean covering central Nevada 225 million years ago. Remains of these giant marine vertebrates are on display at the park’s Fossil House, and these official state fossils are a primary attraction for visitors from throughout the world. The park is east of Gabbs via State route 844.



Please RSVP as Robin, local park ranger, is expecting a head count for reservations...hee-hee.  There is a camping fee which is under $20 a night.  WARNING: this is a very rural camp area...very difficult to locate an afternoon beverage if not supplied in your cooler.

Comment Wall

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 20, 2012 at 8:59pm

Blake, that's a bummer, but I so get it. The work thing interferes in our fun all the time. Not to mention the 600 miles RT. But, remember, while the destination may not go away, this may be the only chance you have to do it with us!

Comment by Romy on September 20, 2012 at 9:01pm

Blake - Lame.  That is all, carry on.  ;)

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 23, 2012 at 9:50am

Looks like great weather and not cold at night!


Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 23, 2012 at 10:16am

Jason & Tasha: Do I need to make a reservation with the campground?

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 24, 2012 at 9:15pm

Oh, it appears that the park is 2000' higher in elevation than Gabbs, so it will be a bit chillier at night than the link above suggests. So, I have packed the Buddy heater accordingly.

Comment by Jason Gardner on September 25, 2012 at 7:03am
we have taken care of the reservation, plus we don't think it will be busy at all..should be pretty quiet there this time of year...
Comment by Blake on September 26, 2012 at 2:33pm
The indecisive couple here... WE'RE BACK IN!!!!! We changed our mind last night. Leaving Sacramento around noon on Friday.
Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 26, 2012 at 2:49pm

We'll keep the lanterns lit for ya! So glad to hear you are coming, it is not the same without you!

Comment by Blake on September 26, 2012 at 5:48pm

Could anyone make sense out of the fire restrictions?


I can't tell if campfires are allow in fire pits.

Comment by Blake on September 26, 2012 at 7:02pm

It looks like we can have fires if you read the exceptions carefully.


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