Kershaw–Ryan State Park

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Coordinates: 37°35′19″N 114°31′16″W / 37.58861°N 114.52111°W / 37.58861; -114.52111
Kershaw–Ryan State Park
Nevada State Park
Country  United States
State  Nevada
County Lincoln
Location Caliente
 - elevation 4,805 ft (1,465 m) [1]
 - coordinates 37°35′19″N 114°31′16″W / 37.58861°N 114.52111°W / 37.58861; -114.52111
Founded 1935
Management Nevada Division of State Parks
Location of Kershaw–Ryan State Park in Nevada

Kershaw–Ryan State Park is a state park of Nevada, USA, situated in a canyon that was homesteaded in 1873. Located just south of the town of Caliente, it is in the Eastern Nevada Region of Nevada State Parks.

The 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.[2]


The park offers camping, picnicking, and a group-use area. Hikers can explore the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) Overlook Trail.


  1. ^ "Kershaw-Ryan State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-12-12. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ Kershaw-Ryan State Park. Nevada Division of State Parks. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 

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