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Ambrose Carson River Natural Area

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Description:  264-acre natural area along the Carson River. This passive recreation area offers dirt paths and access to the Carson River. With a large cottonwood gallery, it makes a nice area for solitude – whether hiking, fishing, or bird watching.

Location:  1750 North Deer Run Road, approximately 1.5 miles south from U.S. Highway 50.  


  • Off-street parking area
  • Single-track dirt surface hiking trails, including an interpretive trail
  • Seasonal portable toilet

Dogs are allowed off leash.

Fishing Alert: Due to its location in the Carson River Mercury Superfund Site, it is highly recommended that fishing activities are limited to catch-and-release only.


Permitted activities:

Hiking   Equestrian   Mountain Bike   Fishing

Prohibited activities:

No Camping   No Campfire   No Firearms   No Hunting

 No Dirt Bikes   No ATV   No Jeeps