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June Events at Fort Churchill

Fort Churchill State Historic Park

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 3, is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. Show your love for trails and the outdoors by joining a park interpreter for a comfortable 3.5–mile hike (round-trip with lunch break mid-way) along the Nature Trail. This trail, which parallels the Carson River, provides plenty of opportunities to discuss and discover the rich cultural and natural history of the area. Please bring water, sun protection, insect repellant and comfortable closed-toe shoes. Cameras, binoculars and a sack lunch are also encouraged.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the John C. Fremont Picnic Area at Fort Churchill.

 

Junior Ranger

Calling all kids to Fort Churchill State Historic Park! Explore the rich history and natural wonders found in and around the park. A variety of activities, crafts and short hikes will be part of the fun. Please bring water, sun protection, insect repellant and comfortable closed-toe shoes.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the John C. Fremont Picnic Area at Fort Churchill.

 

Coffee with a Ranger

Bring your favorite mug and join a ranger for some early morning conversation. Ask questions, learn about the park, share your experiences and make new friends.

WHEN: Sunday, June 11 & Sunday June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at the walk-in campsite at the Samuel Buckland Campground at Fort Churchill.

 

Twilight Trek

Have you ever wondered what happens at Fort Churchill after the sun goes down? Join a park interpreter for a special evening exploration of the park. Participants will learn about the animals that are active between dusk and dawn and the adaptions that allow them to survive and thrive in the dark. Please bring plenty of water, comfortable closed-toe shoes and a flashlight.

WHEN: Friday, June 16, 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the John C. Fremont Picnic Area at Fort Churchill.

 

History Hike

Bring your walking shoes and join a park interpreter for a short hike (less than 1 mile) around historic Fort Churchill. See the fort ruins, learn about the early history of the area and hear stories about daily life at a frontier fort. Please bring water, sun protection, insect repellant and comfortable closed-toe shoes.

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the Fort Churchill Museum.

 

Starry, Starry Night

Experience the awesome night sky over Fort Churchill State Historic Park. Enjoy a tour of the celestial neighborhood while talking about the night sky as a remarkable natural resource to be celebrated and enjoyed. Please dress for the weather. Red lights are encouraged.

WHEN: Friday, June 23, 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the Fort Churchill museum.

 

Junior Gardener

If you are naturally curious, like to learn by doing, love playing in the dirt, and are between the ages of 6-12, join a park interpreter at Buckland Station for a day in the garden. Please bring water, sun protection, insect repellant, gardening gloves and comfortable closed-toe shoes.  

WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Historic Buckland Station. Buckland Station is located approximately 9 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A.    

For events at Fort Churchill, park entrance fees apply, $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on highway 95A at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.

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