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Ambrose Carson River Natural Area

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1 Banner AmbroseDescription: 

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.


1750 North Deer Run Road, approximately 1.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 50.  
HikingMountain BikeEquestrianNo CampingNo CampfireNo Firearms


Barbeque Picnic Tables
Baseball/Softball Fields Playground Equipment
Basketball Courts Reservable Facility
Boating Access Restrooms
Δ Dogs Allowed Δ Restrooms (Sani Huts - Seasonally)
Equestrian Roller Hockey Rink
Δ Equestrian Trails Sand Volleyball Courts
Δ Fishing Access Skateboard Park
Football/Soccer Fields Tennis Courts
Horseshoe Courts Trails (Paved)
Open Grass Area Δ Trails (Unpaved)
Picnic Pavilion WildLife Sectuaries

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.   

  Ambrose Interpretive Trail