Kershaw–Ryan State Park is a public recreation area on Nevada State Route 317, south of the town of Caliente, Nevada. The state park covers at the northern end of Rainbow Canyon in an area that was homesteaded in 1873.HistoryThe canyon was settled in 1873 by Samuel and Hannah Kershaw, who operated a ranch called the Meadow Valley Wash Ranch. In 1904, they sold the property to rancher James Ryan, who donated the land to the state in 1926 to be a public park. The Civilian Conservation Corps developed visitor amenities in 1934, and Kershaw–Ryan State Park was officially established the following year.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers camping, picnicking, and a group-use area. Hikers can explore the 1.5mi Canyon Overlook Trail and shorter Rattlesnake Loop.Plan your Kershaw Ryan State Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Caliente using our Caliente online tour planner .
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Kershaw Ryan State Park Reviews
cmakepeaceSeptember 19, 2017
We visited this State Park in August and it was quite beautiful. The park has a playground, a wading pool, picnic tables and trails. Great place for a family picnic. They also have a camp ground. more »
Tina LJuly 16, 2017
This is a great park for families. There are picnic/barbecue facilities, wading pool, and hiking trails. The trails are short and pretty easy but do watch your footing in certain areas. It is just out... more »
Edward MJune 14, 2017
We made a quick trip into the park and the kids went for a dip in the swimming hole they loved it it's a beautiful place you have got to visit if you're in the area it's a real gem. Only minutes from ... more »
Bobbie LassiterJune 7, 2017
Short drive into the canyon but what a surprise!! Green manicured areas for play, spring fed wading pool for the kids to play in, fish pond with a garden waterfall, and lots of roses. There are grills, picnic tables, covered areas that can be reserved and we found a bunch of horseshoe pits and even a sandy volley ball court. And didn't go on them but there were even some hiking trails!! Bring a picnic and check it out!
Bev HarrisonMay 26, 2017
This small park is a beauty. You can tell that Mark, the host, loves living and working here--he is full of information about how the aquifers have enabled them to irrigate lots of new trees and grape vines. All lovely. Ultra-clean. This place deserves our respect!
Anne AllshouseMay 14, 2017
A beautiful Park and campground! Love it here in the fall the leaves are the most colorful I've seen!
Cesareo RazoJune 4, 2017
This place is my secret hidden gem. Don't tell anyone!
David StarnerAugust 27, 2016
It's a nice park for locals, but no place to travel to. It offers some nice landscaped area and what looks like a couple wilder hikes, but people from Vegas or Utah or Reno have closer parks with the same amenities.
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