Natural area for passive recreation. A cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management and Carson City to provide access to public land.
The Ranch located in the southeastern part of Carson City, off of Carson River Rd. encompasses 702 acres that run along the east and west bank of the Carson River. The Silver Saddle Ranch was acquired for its combination of recreation potential, unique natural resources and its strategic location as a natural bridge connecting the Pine Nut Mountains and the Prison Hill Recreation Area. The vegetation varies from cottonwood trees and willows along the riparian corridor to the irrigated pasture fields and sagebrush uplands. Once proposed as a location for residential development, the ranch is considered a key piece of property by Carson City residents, and for recreational and educational opportunities while preserving part of the natural Carson River environment. It is a great place to hike, birdwatch and soak up a rural experience that is fast disappearing in western Nevada.