Mormon Station State Historic Park

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Mormon Station State Historic Park

Nevada

(775) 782-2590

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Overview

Explore Nevada's first permanent non-Indian settlement established in 1851. Mormon Station State Historic Park, located along the California Emigrant Trail in Genoa, has a small log cabin museum which houses artifacts and displays of information from Nevada's early days. The site was once a trading post providing supplies to weary emigrants heading to California in search of gold. Today, the park includes a museum, a stockade area with several wagons, meandering pathways, individual picnic sites, and a group use pavilion. Learn about some of the early history of this settlement while keeping an eye out for surrounding wildlife.

Map of Mormon Station (NV)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.003978, -119.845476

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    A small log cabin museum, built in 1947, houses artifacts and displays of information from Nevada's early days.

  • Picnicking

    Visitors may enjoy picnicking and barbecuing at one of the eight picnic tables located throughout the park. Please use the bear-resistant trash containers that are close to each of the sites.

Directions

Driving

The 3.5 acre park is located 12 miles south of Carson City via US 395 and State Route 206, and approximately 12 miles east of South Lake Tahoe via State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(775) 782-2590

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