Description - Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, built in 1861, was once used to process rich silver ore from nearby Virginia City. Remnants of the mill are still visible within the park, just west of U.S. 50.
- This 160 acre property offers facilities including wildlife studies, dump station, picnicking, group picnicking, trails, camping, comfort station, restrooms and fishing.
Picnic Areas: There are 11 day use picnic sites. All are on a first come first served basis.
Tours: Tours of the Rock Point Mill site are scheduled annually. Group Use Areas: There is a group use area which accommodates up to 100 people. On a reservation basis only (702 - 782 - 2590).
Campground: The site offers a 10 unit campground.
Fishing: This pastime is available in the Carson River.
Trails: Visitors to the areas have the opportunity to hike both the Carson River Trail and the Mill Site Trail.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities in the park include, picnicking, group picnicking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, sightseeing at the old mill site, taking a guided tour, and snake talks. (Tel: 775-687-5678)
Climate - Temperature highs in the summer range from 80 to 100 degrees 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.
Dayton State Park is located on U.S. 50, 12 miles east of Carson City.
Directions from Carson City: Travel 12 miles east along U.S. Highway 50.