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Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Description: Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers, it was abandoned nine years later. Today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. A visitor center displays information and artifacts of the fortís history. The Pony Express and the Overland Telegraph once passed through this area. Nearby is Buckland Station, a Pony Express stop, supply center, and former hotel built in 1870. Facilities at Fort Churchill State Historic Park include trails, a campground, picnic area, group-use area and access to the Carson River. Visitors can enjoy hiking, historic and environmental education, camping, picnicking, photography and canoeing.
Price Information: Fees are required for entrance and certain uses. Fees are posted at Park Entrance. Annual permits are available from Nevada State Parks offices. Fees subject to change.
Directions: 10000 Highway 95A Silver Springs, Nevada 89429 Directions: along the Carson River, eight miles south of Silver Springs on U.S. 95A.
Age Appropriate: Family Fun and Family Friendly
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Pages Updated On: 17-Oct-2017 - 02:00:03