Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

State Park

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Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park Rd.
Austin, NV 89310
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GPS: 38.869, -117.595

Last Price Paid: $17
Number of Sites: 14
Elevation: 6919 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Nakisa at Viewfin...
Santa Cruz, CA 29' Keystone Cougar Xlite 28SGS 2015 Ford F-150 Ecoboost
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1

Nakisa at Viewfinders would stay here again

“Ghost town camping”

Reviewed Nov 16, 2016

Overall Rating

Berlin-Ichthyosaur state park has two very cool attractions, the ghost town Berlin itself and North America's most abundant concentration and largest known Ichthyosaur fossils. The state park is open all year, day and night. So if you love taking photos of ghost towns, you have a lot of opportunity right here.

We came here in the middle of November, after emailing with both the main office of Nevada state parks and the park ranger for this specific state park. Because we have a 29 feet fifth wheel, we wanted to know if there would be a space that would fit, as the website states it fits RVs up to 25 feet. We were assured there are a couple spaces where our fifth wheel would fit. We were also warned to bring water, as this time of year the tabs are winterized.

With that in mind, we confidently kept driving the dirt road to the park and continued through the windy dirt road to the campground. It was a little bit challenging, but as the campground was almost empty, we could use site 13 to maneuver our trailer into site 1. The sites are different in size, and some pretty long.

We met the park ranger later in the evening, and after hearing our concerns about the incoming storm, he promised to print and deliver the weather forecast, which we got early next morning.

The toilets are pit toilets, there is a dump station and in summer there are arranged tours. Since there are no hookups, we had to conserve our energy use, as the winter hours did not fully charge our batteries, but the trees are relatively low, so we had our solar panels completely exposed.

Coyotes howling in the distance at night completed the perfect experience in this very cool park.

No Sprint coverage, but Verizon got 1 bar at 4G, which got us the internet access we needed.

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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