Bowers Mansion Regional Park
4005 US Highway 395 North, Carson City, NV 89704 (click here to view a map)
(21 miles south of Reno on old US 395)
Park Ranger: (775) 849-1825
Bowers Mansion Park is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. Expansive sunny lawn areas and lots of tall shade trees make this a perfect spot for picnics. Reservations are required for the three group picnic facilities. Individual picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
After not operating from 2009 - 2012, the Bowers Mansion Pool reopened in 2013. The William N. Pennington Foundation donated $150,000 to renovate the pool structure in 2013, and another $400,000 to renovate the original filtration, chemical and circulation systems in 2015. These most recent improvements will take place between the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The pool operates seasonally, and has closed for the 2016 season. For more information about the pool, visit the pool page here, or contact Pat O'Mara by phone at 785-4512 x106, or by email at email@example.com.
The recently restored Bowers Mansion is located in the center of the park and offers a rare glimpse into Nevadan life of the 1860's. L.S. "Sandy" Bowers and his psychic wife, Eilley Oram, earned a fortune in their silver mine near Gold Hill, Nevada. They were Nevada's first Comstock Lode millionaires. With their wealth they built a mansion in 1864 and then traveled the world to furnish it. It is now one of the most impressive restored homes in Nevada. Tours are available on weekends during the summer. Adults: $9/person and Child & Seniors $6/person.
The Visitors Center is located directly behind the Mansion. The mansion is open for guided tours. Call (775) 849-0201 to schedule a tour.
Call (775) 823-6501 for picnic pavilion reservations.
Facilities: Brick House Flying B Pavilion Huffaker Pavilion Last Chance Pavilion Huffaker School Plaza Pavillion Western Heritage Hawkins Amphitheater All Picnic Pavilions Horse Arena