National Parks / Natural World

Fort Churchill State Historic Park Silver Springs

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Fort Churchill State Historic Park
1000 Highway 95A
Silver Springs
NV
89429
Tel: (775) 577-2345

Directions

The park is located eight miles south of Silver Springs on Alternate U.S. 95, and one mile on Fort Churchill Road.

Where are we going today?

Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. It was abandoned nine years later, and today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. 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.
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    I love this place, for both camping and historical aspect. It is a very peaceful place. It can get cold at night.

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    Very quite explore at your own pace piece of history. Small fee to enter. And camping available

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