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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park reopens in central Nevada on Wednesday

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

The Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park reopened on Wednesday, May 11, Nevada State Parks announced. 

The park had closed in April 2021 for road improvements. The fixes allow safer travel through Union Canyon throughout the year.

"This large-scale project, which included restoration, resurfacing, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of roadways, will provide visitors with safer access to the park," a representative with Nevada State Parks wrote in a release. "The roadways were widened to allow for two vehicles to pass simultaneously in most areas, and improvements include erosion control measures such as the installation of five low water crossings and a new guardrail placed along the fossil shelter road."

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State Parks Administrator Bob Mergell said the project was "crucial" to protecting the integrity of the area's natural resources. 

The park is 280 miles, or about five hours north of Las Vegas, and 158 miles, or three hours southeast of Reno. 

For more information on the park, click here.

Kristen DeSilva (she/her) is the audience engagement specialist for Nevada Public Radio. She curates and creates content for, our weekly newsletter and social media for Nevada Public Radio and Desert Companion.