Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park


Location:23 miles east of Gabbs, via NV 844. Park is open year round, but extreme winter weather conditions may prohibit travel.
Facilities:14 campsites (some suitable for RVs), restrooms, picnic areas, trails, historic sites, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, hiking, guided tours, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Park was first established to protect and display North America's most abundant concentration and largest known Ichthyosaur fossils. Ichthyosaurs were giant marine reptiles that swam in warm ocean waters that covered this part of Nevada 225 million years ago. The park also preserves the mining town of Berlin as well as the Diana Mine.
Address:HC 61, Box 61200
Austin, NV 89310

Phone:775-964-2440
Fax:775-964-2012
Web: www.parks.nv.gov/bi.htm
Size: 1,153 acres. Elevation: 7,000 feet.

See other parks in Nevada.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mark McMenamin, a paleontologist at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, ahs presented the evidence which is an odd arrangement of vertebrae of the ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis that was discovered in Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada.
The evidence is at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada.

Full browser ?