What to do in Mormon Station State Historic Park

Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group facilities are available. The park is open May through October.

This day-use historic site offers facilities including a self guided tour throughout the park, a group tour (reservations recommended), picnicking, grills, restrooms and group areas
(reservations recommended).

Museum and Stockade: The museum and stockade provide exhibits which tell the colorful history of Mormon Station and the nearby area. It is recommended that visitors make this their first stop to better appreciate to the park and the town of Genoa.

Picnic Areas: Tables and grills are located throughout the park, some covered cluster sites are available for small groups. All are on a first come first served basis.

Group Use Areas: There is a group use area which accommodates up to 250 people. On a reservation basis only ( 702 - 782 - 2590 ).

Recreational opportunities in the park include touring the museum and stockade, picnicking, group picnicking and nature study. Additionally the park offers various talks, presentations and events throughout the year (Tel: 702-782-2590)

Mormon Station is located in the small town of Genoa, 12 miles south of Carson City via U.S. 395 and State Route 206. The park is open May through October.

Temperature highs in the summer range from 80 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with lows between 40 and 50 degrees. Winters bring freezing temperatures at night with day time highs in the 30's to low 40's. Visitors to the site should dress according to the variations in temperatures.

1060 Mallory way
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: 775-687-4379

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