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Nevada State Parks

USA Parks
Pioneer Territory Region
Dayton State Park
Dayton State Park © Gary OToole
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Mountain Bluebird
1060 Mallory way
Carson City, Nevada   89701

Phone: 775-687-5678
Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, built in 1861, was once used to process rich silver ore from nearby Virginia City. Remnants of the mill are still visible within the park, just west of U.S. 50. Picnicking, camping and group use facilities are available. Dayton summer temperatures range from 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit with lows around 40-50 degrees. Dayton State Park is located on U.S. 50, 12 miles east of Carson City.
The park is open year-round with 10 campsites. Camping is first-come, first served and there is usually a campsite available. Campsite is limited to 34 feet total length.

Group Area : The group use pavilion has hot and cold water-sink, electricity, tables and a large BBQ. It is available by reservation only for weddings, reunions, birthdays, kid's parties or just for fun. The rental fee varies by the number of people. Fees for group use, click here. For reservations, call 775-687-5678.

Dayton State Park is located near Carson City, Dayton and Reno

Area Attractions
Rock Point Mill Site:

Ruins of the Rock Point Mill todayNothing but the foundations remains today, but with imagination you can visualize what was once here. When the silver boom began in Virginia City, Gold Hill and Silver City, a place was needed to process the ore and free the precious metals. Water was needed for this process. This led to the development of a series of stamp mills up and down the Carson River.

One of the largest of these was the Rock Point Mill built in 1861 at a cost of $200,000. The power source for the mill was water brought from the Carson River in a wooden flume.

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Area Campgrounds
Comstock Country RV Resort
5400 South Carson Street
Carson City, NV
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Nevada State Parks