Fort Churchill

The Sierra Nevada Unit will host its May Fort Churchill Rally, Thursday May 16th through Sunday the 19th at the Historic State Park. Didn't make it out to Rye Patch or Weed heights in April, here's your chance for an early season Rally with moderate temperatures and only an hour from Reno (50 miles). Fort Churchill offers us the opportunity to visit the historic ruins, walk along the Carson River to fish or view wildlife and make a Saturday visit to Buckland Station. Want more exercise, bring you bicycles to tour a wider range of the area than those on two feet.

The Nevada state park website says about nearby Buckland Station, “Built in 1870 from materials from Fort Churchill, an army base that was abandoned in 1869, Buckland Station was a Pony Express stop, a supplier for western emigrants, a boarding house and a home for the Buckland family until 1885.“

Did I mention our evening shared meals and potluck dinners, we’ll have those too! The weather should be comfortable, it will likely be mid 80s in the daytime (we'll have shade); mid to upper 50s at night so no worries about heat or cold! Find us in the Samuel Buckland’s Campground past the Fort ruins on the west side of US-95. Come out and camp or visit with us even if you can’t stay the whole weekend.

Note, we have always rallied at Nevada state park and recreation area campgrounds using the first come first served method for finding campsites. This will be our first experience since Nevada implemented their new reservation System. seventeen of the twenty campsites in the Samuel Buckland Campground are available as of this writing, April 29th; however you may choose to use to secure a campsite in advance.