Fort Churchill Nevada State Park Campground

Fort Churchill, a significant landmark in Nevada and the American West, was constructed in 1860 to safeguard the Pony Express and telegraph lines, as well as offer safety for early settlers and westbound travelers. Fort Churchill State Historic Park now has the ruins in a state of halted degradation, and visitors can stroll along designated routes to take in the sights. The park also features the restored Buckland Station, a key stop for pioneers on the Overland Route in the 1800s. The park's picturesque setting along the Carson River makes it perfect for camping, hiking, birdwatching, and canoeing.


Twenty tents, RVs, or trailers can be set up in the main campground. Large cottonwood trees provide ample shade for the campsites, and each one features a picnic table, fire ring, and charcoal grill. You can't book a spot in advance. Although there are no hookups, there is a dump station conveniently located next to the campground's entrance.

The Carson River Ranch area of Fort Churchill is home to Scout Camp, and it is situated right next to the river. There are many horse corrals, a vault toilet, and picnic tables spread out across a vast, dispersed camping or day-use area. Carry your rubbish out with you as you leave Scout Camp. Picking up and transporting horse dung or transporting it to the manure disposal is required. Unfortunately, neither running water nor power are provided. You can't book a spot in advance.




No Marked Trails


Day use entrance fee: $5.00 per vehicle (Non-NV Vehicles $10.00 per vehicle) Camping: $15.00 per vehicle, per night (Non-NV Vehicles: $20.00 per vehicle, per night) Bike in: $2.00 per bike

Park Hours:

Hours: Open seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Forest Ranger State Park
Location Information Popup Campers, RVs, Tents Allowed, Trailers
BBQ Grill, Dump Station, Horse Trails, Horse Corral, Picnic Table, RV Parking, Restrooms
Hiking Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Wildlife Viewing
Pad Type:
Pad Type Gravel