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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 Joe on October 1, 2012 at 5:59pm

Either nobody returned from the trip or their fingers are just too injured to even type a trip report.

Comment by Blake on October 1, 2012 at 7:53pm
Melissa, Romy/Jenn and us took Monday off and we stayed at Buckeye Hot springs last night. We all go back home this afternoon. Pictures to come. It was a fantastic trip!
Comment by Jason Gardner on October 2, 2012 at 7:00am
I hope everyone had as good of a trip as we did. I called robin as soon as we made it back to make sure it was alright with him that we left the campground without paying our departure fee....ha !!! see you all soon
Comment by Blake on October 2, 2012 at 8:08am
Robin called me and said we owed the departure fee, "$3.00 per person because we were from out of state." Then he told me I was wrong because I said, "Thanks for sharing your dinosaur!"

Jason & Tasha, we had a great time. Thanks hosting it!
Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on October 2, 2012 at 8:35am

Ranger Robin told me twice, TWICE! to get my ar$e out of the park or I would be charged for another day!

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on October 2, 2012 at 9:29am

Shelby getting pounded by Ranger Robin in the Diana Mine!

Comment by Blake on October 2, 2012 at 8:16pm
Comment by Blake on October 2, 2012 at 8:22pm

And here's the map route that Shelby and I took. 


Comment by Peter on October 4, 2012 at 11:54am

The pictures tell a hell of a story - sorry I couldn't make it. Some day we should do a Nevada drive to various strage locations.

Comment by Robert Palmer on March 17, 2014 at 12:16pm

well went to south bend Indiana to Joliet Ill show to nwnta un Missouri to Albaquerque to Tucson then broke down in desert btwn there & Yuma. Then wanted to go to Lake havasu..but not fixed..after 2 months of working(no one there knew how to fix) so I had a heart problem and a mech. arorata valve put in..bus still broke a guy from bought from(too cheap) and shipped it to Fla..got a  87 golf cabriolet in trade also....so now (cryingly) I no longer a bus...at 77 I can no longer buy one so folks I was glad to have at least the trip and been to 11  shows before it went kapot...but saw circle your wagons 2 times /grumplier NC 1time Ky  once /Mich 1 time/texas show....Not bad for my memories..all together I was gone on the road 13 months.


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