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Dayton - Dayton State Park

825 U.S. 50

Dayton State Park consists of 160 acres with typical Great Basin desert topography, such as cotton wood, desert sage, rabbitbrush and willows are prominent. The lower park borders the Carson River. The upper park includes the remains of old Highway 50 and the Rock Mill site and looks out over Dayton valley at the foot of the Virginia mountain range. Cottontails and ground squirrels are plentiful, while an observant visitor may see a hawk, coyote, fox, mule deer or porcupine. Dayton summer temperatures range from 80-100 degrees F with lows around 40-50 degrees F. The park is 12 miles east of Carson City on U.S. 50.


Claire White

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
This is one of NV State Parks more neglected sites. The trails were overgrown and poorly maintained. Trail signage was a little confusing. Interpretation was limited. The tunnel trail was flooded, and based on other reviews, that seems pretty common. Also, there was a mule deer hide (mostly stripped) just hanging out on one of the fences. But, it was still a fun little afternoon excursion. We didn't camp, but the sites looked good.

Lindsey Cottiero

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Nice park to go relax and take in some fresh air. Grassy area and picnic tables. Trails to explore. You can walk through the tunnel under the highway and explore the Sutro site across the way as well, which is a fun little hiking trip if you haven't been, or even if you have been it's still fun. My 4 year old loves it.

Jeff Mabry

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Great place to eat lunch, camp , group area or use restroom. There is an entrance fee, but if it's restroom stop you can do so with no fee.

david liquori

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Good for what it is: cheap campsites, clean bathrooms without showers, and a nice group area for picnics. It will never be a destination, it is clean and well kept, and the manager is a great guy.

Matts Persic

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Great little gem. Good rest and relax stop.

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