Mormon Station State Historic Park welcoming visitors for the 2013 season

GENOA,Nev.– Mormon Station State Historic Park is open to enjoy a BBQ or picnic on the lawn under big shade trees or a stroll around the park and relax a while as you enjoy “getting away from it all.”

Visit the log cabin museum and see artifacts from Nevada’s early history.  Come discover fun facts about the Pony Express, the California Trail, and Genoa’s early days.  The log cabin museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is $1 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.

Looking for that special place for a family reunion, retirement party, company picnic, or other event?  The group use pavilion at Mormon Station State Historic Park may be the perfect location.  The group area is available for rent by reservation. Please call 775-782-2590 for more information.

The park offers free programs and events throughout the season.  Be sure to come out for Wildfire Awareness Day, the Pony Express program, 4th of July Pops in the Park, Story Time in the Park, an Owl Release, and the popular historical speaker series.  Additional programs will be added throughout the summer. Leashed dogs are welcome, except during special events.  We provide bags; please clean up after your dog.

Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa, is a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road.  Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south of Reno via U.S. Highway 395.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 24 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.