March 19, 2009
CALIENTE, Nev.— A new 15 unit campground at Kershaw-Ryan State Park will open Monday, March 30, 2009.
The opening of the new facilities adds to the park’s many amenities, including potable water, shade armadas, tables and grills, flush toilets, coin operated showers and an RV dump station.
One of the new camp sites is designed to accommodate those with disabilities. The camping fee is $10 per night and camping is on a first-come, first-served basis.
New Campground at Kershaw Ryan State Park
October 6, 2008
INCLINE VILLAGE / STATELINE, Nev. — Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is requesting public comment for open boat ramp operating hours and days of the week, at both the Sand Harbor and Cave Rock launch facilities.
Effective November 1, 2008, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is requiring that aquatic invasive species boat inspectors be present when boat ramps at Lake Tahoe are open. Quagga and Zebra mussels are a significant threat to Tahoe’s ecosystem and quality of recreation. Boat inspections will help protect the lake from this problem.
The park is holding a call-in and email period Monday and Tuesday, October 13 and 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Please call 775-684-2793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and answer the following questions regarding comments for operating the Sand Harbor and Cave Rock boat launches between October 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009:
- Do you operate a motorized boat at Lake Tahoe?
- What days of the week do you use your boat at Lake Tahoe?
- What hours of the day do you use your boat at Lake Tahoe?
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park appreciates the public’s involvement in helping set boat ramp operating hours and your understanding with the need to protect Lake Tahoe from aquatic invasive species.
June 10, 2008
CARSON CITY, Nev.—Nevada’s Division of State Parks is granting free fishing access to its state parks on June 14, 2008.
“Fishing is still one of our great pastimes and is an excellent way to get families and children into our parks,” said Dave Morrow, administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks. “In support of Free Fishing Day, all of our water-based parks are participating by giving free entrance to visitors who show fishing poles at park entrances.” Read the rest of this entry »
March 18, 2008
Fossil House and campground closed until further notice, park fee waived
BERLIN-ICHTHYOSAUR STATE PARK, Nev.—Heavier than normal snow accumulations have made some of the main attractions at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, such as the Ichthyosaur Fossil House and campground, inaccessible by vehicle.
As a result, the campground will be closed and Fossil House tours will be canceled until conditions improve. The town-site of Berlin is still accessible to vehicles. During this period of partial closure, the entrance fee to the park is being waived.
In addition, the Diana Mine Tours have also been suspended until further notice, pending a thorough assessment of the mine’s safety.
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. Remains of Ichthyosaurs (pronounced “ick-thee-o-sores”), ancient marine reptiles that swam in a warm ocean covering central Nevada 225 million years ago, are on display at the park’s Fossil House. These unique official state fossils attract visitors from across the world. A nature trail connects the nearby Fossil House to the campground. Guided tours of the Fossil House and the Diana Mine are offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A short distance from the park, visitors can explore the historic towns of Ione and Grantsville. The park is located 23 miles east of Gabbs on State Route 844. The park is open all year, but winter travel may be prohibitive due to snow.