Wet heavy snow from the recent storms have been hard on trees across Carson Valley, and there are a lot of trees at Mormon Station State Historic Park.
“These damaged trees are causing hazardous conditions throughout the park,” said Nevada State Parks spokeswoman Jennifer Ramella. “The closure is anticipated to last for several weeks while crews work to remove hazards.”
The storm toppled several trees, including one across from Van Sickle Station and trees across the Valley have a skirt of broken branches around their trunks.
The original Mormon Station was built a mile south of Genoa in 1850 and a trading post was constructed at the current site in 1851, which is recognized as the date the town was founded and dubbed Mormon Station.
The settlement was the capital of Carson County, Utah, in 1854 and the name changed to Genoa.
The original trading post survived until the fire of 1910 and was rebuilt as a museum in 1947.
It became a state park in 1957.