Kershaw-Ryan State Park to get new campground

The Overlook Trail at Kershaw-Ryan State Park in eastern Nevada.Construction forces partial closures during June

CALIENTE, Nev.–In order to protect visitors from open trenches and construction equipment at Kershaw-Ryan State Park, some areas will be temporarily closed while a new campground, culinary well and underground sprinkler system are being constructed.

The following areas will be temporarily closed for the month of June 2008: the group use area/ramada 1, adjacent turf areas, wading pond, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, volleyball court and a portion of the overlook trail.

The group use area/ramada 2, park restrooms, and most of the overlook trail will remain open to the public during construction.

Kershaw-Ryan State Park is situated in a colorful, scenic canyon at the northern end of Rainbow Canyon. Steep canyon walls tower to 700 feet and overlook a long, narrow valley. Early settlers in the area cultivated a garden of grape vines, fruit trees and a grass lawn surrounding a spring-fed pond, providing a beautiful contrast to the rugged landscape. A picnic area, children’s wading pool and playground, group use area and trails offer visitors nature study, photography, picnicking and hiking. Kershaw-Ryan State Park is located three miles south of Caliente via U.S. 93 and State Route 317.

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