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Fort Churchill State Historic Park

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Fort Churchill was once a U.S. Army fort built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. It was abandoned ten years later, and today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. Twice a year the Nevada Civil War Volunteers puts on a civil war encampment at Fort Churchill. A visitor center displays information and artifacts of the fort's 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. The park is located eight miles south of Silver Springs on Alternate U.S. 95.

Location: Alternate Hwy 95, Silver Springs Nevada Telephone 775-577-2345

Other Nevada State Parks nearby:
(Silver Springs) Fort Churchill State Historic Park
(Incline Village) Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
(Genoa) Mormon Station State Historic Park
(Reno) Rattlesnake Mountain Skate Park
(Fallon) Walker Lake State Recreation Area
(Carson City) Washoe Lake State Park

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