Dayton, Nevada

History buffs and lovers of all things Old West will find a wealth of intriguing relics from the past in Dayton. Prospectors and settlers were drawn to the fertile valley, located east of Carson City, because of both the Carson River and the promise of gold. In fact, the first discovery of gold in, Nevada was found at the mouth of Gold Cañon in what is known today as Old Dayton. The Main Street in Old Dayton follows the original Overland Trail, the road that took thousands of immigrants westward in the 1840s and 1850s. Today, visitors to Old Dayton are charmed by its nostalgic board sidewalks and the shops, dining establishments and homes located in buildings from Dayton’s historic past. Visitors to Dayton can walk the same streets that Pony Express riders traveled, tour the state’s oldest cemetery, stand in a schoolhouse from 1865, visit the infamous Oden Hall & Saloon and see many more interesting and historic places.

When visitors have had their fill of history, they have their pick of modern attractions in Dayton as well. Dayton Valley Golf & Country Club is home to an impressive Arnold Palmer Signature course, while the beautiful Carson River, which winds through the lush Carson Valley, is a popular spot for rafting, canoeing, hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. The nearby Lahontan State Recreation Area is a lovely place for boating and swimming.

The friendly town also welcomes visitors to its annual Dayton Valley Days, a community celebration complete with a parade, rodeo, car show, pet parade, games, auctions and more.

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Dayton, NV

History buffs and lovers of all things Old West will find a wealth of intriguing relics from the past in Dayton. Prospectors and settlers were drawn to the fertile valley, located east of Carson City, because of both the Carson River and the promise of gold. In fact, the first discovery of gold in, Nevada was found at the mouth of Gold Cañon in what is known today as Old Dayton.

Dayton, NV

Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada’s earliest Comstock settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching.

Dayton, NV

Recognized as one of the premier courses in Reno-Tahoe, the Arnold Palmer Signature Design course at Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club hosts the longest standing PGA Tour Qualifier in the country. The spectacular high-desert, championship course has also earned four stars in Golf Digest's "Places to Play," and it's easy to see why. Incorporating forty acres of water features, which directly affect play on no less than twelve holes, and numerous strategic bunkers, the stunning par-72 course is as devious as it beautiful.

Dayton, NV

The history of Dayton is displayed in Nevada's second oldest schoolhouse, a structure that was built in 1865 during the town’s booming heyday. The Dayton Museum was established solely through volunteer effort in the early 1980s and is home to a fascinating selection of exhibits that share the history of the town. Dayton’s tale begins with Nevada’s first discovery of gold at the mouth of Gold Canyon in 1849. Just a decade later, the town became the Comstock area’s leading milling center thanks to the Carson River and was also known as Nevada’s Chinatown.

Dayton, NV

One of Northern Nevada's premier destinations for outdoor activities, Dayton RV Park offers luxury accommodations in a clean, secure and environmentally friendly location.

Off of Highway 50, only 10 miles from the state capitol of Carson City, we invite you to see why Dayton RV is quickly becoming one of the leading destinations in Northern Nevada.