Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

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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

Size: 1,153 acres. Elevation: 7,000 feet.

See other parks in Nevada.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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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.

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