Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Open for the Summer
Heavy snow forced the close of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, but the snow has melted just in time to re-open for the summer.
Berlin, a turn-of-the-century mining town, is preserved in a state of arrested decay. A trail through the town site tells the story of Berlin and its mine. Remains of ichthyosaurs (pronounced “ick-thee-o-sores”), ancient marine reptiles that swam in a warm ocean covering central Nevada 225 million years ago, are on display at the park's Fossil House. A nature trail connects the nearby Fossil House to the campground.
The park's Fossil House is now open for scheduled weekend tours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $4, and camping is $12. The Diana Mine is undergoing safety assessments and will remain closed until further notice.
The park is 23 miles east of Gabbs on State Route 844. For more information, visit http://parks.nv.gov/bi.htm.