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Address: Rainbow Canyon Rd., Caliente, NV 89008
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Fabulous oasis in the desert---

What an amazing surprize it was to see the abundance of natural water located in this gorgeous park. If you've been on the road for awihle and in the middle of nowhere, the place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
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Mount Shasta, California
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Mount Shasta, California
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

What an amazing surprize it was to see the abundance of natural water located in this gorgeous park. If you've been on the road for awihle and in the middle of nowhere, the place will amaze you and provide you with the rest and relaxation that you crave. You really DO want to camp here, because there are no other... More 

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1 Thank rOgdives_7
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you are in the area this is a MUST see! Great for the entire family. Camp grounds, horseshoes, sand volleyball, hiking, swimming for the little ones, you can grill your own food and enjoy the peaceful area, This is a gem in the middle of rural Nevada and I would not miss it!

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Thank Mstarr1671
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful park with camping spaces that are well maintained. Staff was VERY friendly and helpful. Could be a best kept secret!

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Thank jeffmc48
Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a beautiful, lush little state park, that is a hidden gem. It would be a great place for a family reunion. It has a small pool and several covered pavilions with picnic tables and BBQ grills. There is a volleyball area and several horse shoe pits. The bathrooms are well maintained and clean.

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Thank Jan B
Simi Valley, California
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Kershaw Ryan State Park is a real jewel in the rough, considering there are very few options for camping in the area around Caliente, NV. The smallish campground is well laid out and with 16 individual campsites designed to accommodate just about any vehicle/trailer/tent camper. Up into the canyon, there are additional recreational facilities with a wading/swimming pond, volleyball court,... More 

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Thank David M
Colorado
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

While camping at Cathedral Gorge State Park up the road in Panaca, NV we ventured out to check out the other Nevada State Parks in the area. It was a boiling hot day and Kershaw-Ryan State Park was a welcomed find. The park is situated in a colorful, narrow slot canyon about 2 miles outside Caliente, NV. The steep canyon... More 

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2 Thank OnTheGoWithJoe
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Park is beautiful. Been to many weddings and Birthday party's held there. It has Volleyball sand court, horse shoes, play ground and shallow swim area for younger children, you can take a trail around the top of the mountain liking down into park, has RV parking and barbecue area with tables and shade cover.

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2 Thank Ashley S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Located at the entrance to Rainbow Canyon in Caliente, this jewel is a surprise treat. The park is beautiful and beautifully maintained. The flowers are varied and beautiful. The grass is lush. There is a wading pool and even a children's playground. The park staff obviously take a lot of pride and care in what they do! It's really a... More 

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Walden, Tenn
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375 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This little state park near Caliente preserves a manipulated farm location (sans buildings) that created an oasis in the desert. There is a modern campground, swimming pool, and garden area complete with playground and large picnic area. There are a few walking trails but they are not worth the journey. This park should be understood as a recreational area and... More 

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Thank civilwarguy
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69 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Kershaw Ryan is within easy driving distance of Caliente, Nevada. It offers RV sites on the lower portion of the park, and picnic and recreational opportunities on the upper portion. There is a small wading pond surrounded by grass and flowers and a Koi pond close by. The cliffs are covered with a curtain of plants, fed by springs and... More 

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