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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.

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Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 26, 2012 at 8:08pm
Campfires in a fire ring in a developed campground will be fine. Now, the question is, do they sell firewood, do we have to haul our own in and are there any restrictions on bringing in wood from outside? I don't really want to haul in wood on this trip.
Comment by Blake on September 27, 2012 at 7:37am
I'm bringing a bundle of wood, case of beer, and some wine. I was thinking of bringing some cinder blocks to make the downhills a little more exciting.
Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 27, 2012 at 7:54am
From the park: You can bring wood or collect it outside the park boundaries.  There is no wood for sale or for collection in the park.
Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park
Comment by Blake on September 27, 2012 at 2:04pm
I'm bringing my mountain bike. Jason, Romy and anyone else want to go for a ride one day. I hear there's a lot of dirt out there. -Blake
Comment by Romy on September 27, 2012 at 2:06pm

Sounds good; we'll throw our bikes on the back of the bus!

Comment by Jason Gardner on September 27, 2012 at 2:11pm
Lots of dirt is right....We are bringing our mountain bikes..I'm planning on riding to the mine tour..It's only a mile or so..
Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 27, 2012 at 9:29pm


Don't think there will be much cell phone coverage out there, at least for AT&T users!

Comment by Romy on September 27, 2012 at 10:28pm

I checked tmobile...looks like there may be some coverage actually.  But probably not (and I'd rather not have it anyhow!)

Comment by Romy on September 27, 2012 at 10:28pm


Comment by Swiftriver on September 28, 2012 at 8:08pm

 I was hoping to roll out and chill with y'all....but I have a class I need to do on Saturday.... Maybe next year.....



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