Mormon Station Nevada State Historic Park

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Mormon Station State Historic Park

Mormon Station, the first permanent non-Indian settlement in Nevada, offers the visitor so much of the state’s history with displays, artifacts, gold rush information and outdoor recreation to enjoy. Read More

  • Find a lot of history and outdoor fun at Mormon Station State Historic Park
  • Just 12 miles east of South Lake Tahoe
  • Open May to October
  • See relics of pioneer days at the Trading Post
  • View the Conestoga wagon at the Wagon Shed
  • Enjoy the wildlife wandering throughout the park


Mormon Station State Historic Park is 3.5 acres of historic significance, just east of Lake Tahoe. Here you can get a taste of gold rush history, have a great picnic in the outdoors and watch the wildlife that make their home here. You’ll see what pioneer life was really like. The whole family will enjoy a visit to this great park.

Location & Information

The park is in Genoa, Nevada, about 12 miles east of South Lake Tahoe. Simply take US Highway 50 from South Lake Tahoe, then California Highway 207 (Kingsbury Grade) to the park.

Mormon Station State Park is open from May to October. The museum is open during the same months, on Thursdays through Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.

Contact Information

Mormon Station State Historic Park
P.O. Box 302
Genoa, NV 89411


  • Visit the Trading Post
    This replica of the original trading post of 1851 has a number of displays that show relics of the pioneer days, including old machines and tools. View antique baskets, pottery and much more.
  • Visit the Wagon Shed
    Be sure to go to the stockade area to see the Wagon Shed. Here you’ll find a log hauler, freight wagon and an old Conestoga wagon on display.
  • Picnicking
    Individual picnic sites provide the ideal spot to spread a feast. During summer months, you may also be able to attend one of the many concerts that are held in the park. The picnic sites have barbeques for your convenience.
  • Wildlife Watching
    It’s always fun to watch the wildlife from this area. You are almost certain to spot mule deer, woodpeckers, hawks and foxes. You might even see a black bear, an occasional visitor to the park.

Fun Facts

This settlement was originally settled by Mormon pioneers, and many others stopped here to rest on their way west on the California Trail.