Mormon Station State Historic Park hosting free family events in July

Mormon Station State Historic Park is about 20 minutes south of Carson City.

Mormon Station State Historic Park is about 20 minutes south of Carson City.

Visit Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa for family friendly summer park programs. All programs are free to the public.

Park rangers will tell stories about the early travels across Nevada while teaching the basics of Dutch oven cooking at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 on the museum’s front lawn. Rangers will serve samples of camp meals while supplies last.

Meet the dogs used in the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Bear Management Program and see how they are trained to manage bears at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the pavilion. Cages and other equipment also will be on display.

A paranormal investigation and campout for ages 15 and up is planned from 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, to 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 17. This is the first event in a new series where visitors will camp overnight on the grounds of Mormon Station while participating in a paranormal investigating of Genoa’s past citizens, who might still be visiting the Old Mormon Station today. The event includes a tour of the park, a light Dutch oven dinner, and a haunting paranormal investigation under the light of a full moon. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 775-782-2590.

Join Ranger Kim from Washoe Lake State Park as she talks about the Carson River ecosystem at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at the wagon shed. She will discuss the Great Basin, Carson River watershed, local river communities and water quality. She will be highlighting the plants and wildlife that call the ecosystem home, as well as the four state parks located along the Carson River.

Mormon Station in Genoa is 20 minutes south of Carson City via Highway 395.

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