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Bowers Mansion Regional Park

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4005 US Highway 395 North, Carson City, NV 89704 (21 miles south of Reno on old US 395)
Mount Rose District Ranger: (775) 849-1825

Activities: Barbecue Areas   Hiking   Horseshoe Pits   Picnic Areas   Playgrounds   Reservable Picnic Area(s)   Swimming Pools   Trail Heads   Walking Trails   

Bowers Mansion Park is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. Expansive sunny lawn areas and lots of tall shade trees make this a perfect spot for picnics. Reservations are required for the three group picnic facilities. Individual picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The stately Bowers Mansion is located in the center of the park and offers a rare glimpse into Nevadan life of the 1860's. L.S. "Sandy" Bowers and his psychic wife, Eilley Oram, earned a fortune in their silver mine near Gold Hill, Nevada. They were Nevada's first Comstock Lode millionaires. With their wealth they built a mansion in 1864 and then traveled the world to furnish it. It is now one of the most impressive restored homes in Nevada.

The Visitors Center is located directly behind the Mansion. The mansion is open for guided tours. Call (775) 849-0201 to schedule a tour.

Call (775) 823-6501 for picnic pavilion reservations.

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Facilities: Washoe Pavilion   Bowers Swimming Pool   All Picnic Pavilions   Comstock Pavilion   Other