Dayton State Park

Quick Facts

Dayton State Park


(775) 687-5678

Map Directions

Things To Do



Nothing but the foundations remains today, but with imagination you can visualize what was once there. When the silver boom began in Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City, a place was needed to process the ore and free the precious metals. The Rock Point Mill was once used to process the rich silver ore. Remnants of the mill are still visible within Dayton State Park, just west of U.S. 50 . The Carson River, which changes with the seasons, flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. Picnicking, camping, and group use facilities are available at this park.

Map of Dayton (NV)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.249415, -119.588108



  • Camping

    The park is open year-round with ten campsites. Camping is first-come, first served. RV campsites are limited to 34 feet in length.

  • Hiking

    Guided, interpretive hikes are available at this park.

  • Picnicking

    The group-use pavilion has hot and cold water, electricity, tables, and a large barbecue grill.



Dayton State Park is located on U.S. 50, 12 miles east of Carson City.

Phone Numbers


(775) 687-5678