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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Hc 61, Austin, NV 89310
+1 775-964-2440
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Out of the way, but cool

The mining ghost town is cool, but pretty small. The plus side is you may be alone and get to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Jeff F
A long lonely drive, but worth it!

One of a kind place that rock/fossils hounds must see. Check the days of the tours, or you may end... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Tallahassee, Florida
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Hc 61, Austin, NV 89310
+1 775-964-2440
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The mining ghost town is cool, but pretty small. The plus side is you may be alone and get to experience the silence and isolation these miners had to endure. The fossil house is also cool, and the fact that it is such a unique...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

One of a kind place that rock/fossils hounds must see. Check the days of the tours, or you may end up just wandering around. The ranger is outstanding.

Thank h0neylady
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The so-called entrance fee is actually a daily use fee. You have to pay it every day, even if you enter only once, and stay for a few days. There is also a charge for the fossil house tour. And one for the Diana mine...More

Thank Murray Z
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Over hill and dale we drove to see the ghost town of Berlin and the fossil. It was interesting and worth the trip.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a combination park where you have the old mining ghost town of Berlin and a big building housing several fossils of the giant Ichthyosaur. Unfortunately, you can't get in the building to see the fossils unless you are on a guided tour. So...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We enjoyed Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park but would probably give it a 3.5 rating, not a 4. First of all, the park isn't really on the way to anything, so we added an extra 1.5 to 2 hours of driving to get there (Was traveling up...More

1  Thank Beaverton Duck
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We spent in the campground en route from Oregon to Utah. The campground was great for tent camping with level areas and lots of shade. Clean outhouses. The evening we arrived we enjoyed poking around the ghost town of Berlin which is being kept in...More

Thank Jann01
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Over 110 years ago, brave miners and laborers lived here. It is still very far from anywhere. It looks about the same for all these years. Travel slowly for five minutes on dirt road to see it. Native vegetation and solitude are wonderful.

1  Thank norman v
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I didn't go on the ichthyosaur tour because they don't start until Memorial day. But there are windows to look through. And trails. The Ghost town is cool and still has a lot of the mining equipment and original buildings. The campground is nice. Cheap...More

3  Thank Juli O
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was part of a one-week road trip to remote Nevada to see the full moon and explore off the beaten paths. Truly one of the nicest state parks to camp at. Spent 2 nights here. Very quiet, few visitors, respectful campers, gorgeous roads and...More

3  Thank Jasper S
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14 September 2017|
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Response from murrayz2017 |
I don't know, but I don't think so. We came from the south. The nearest gas was in Hawthorne
22 March 2017|
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Response from Jasper S | Reviewed this property |
We went last September 2016. Roads are in good condition. You should not have any problems getting out there with 4WD. Enjoy your trip, it's remote and beautiful.