Save Black Rock Station

Save the charming and historic Black Rock Station which has served as a lifeline for our fragile community in the Black Rock Desert since the 1930s. For nearly a hundred years, the little rural station standing on the stark desert sands served as an oasis for those traveling the Black Rock Desert between San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Once an important stop on the Western Pacific Railroad, the station is now endangered by neglect and the ravages of time, slowly disappearing into the sands of the playa. 

Black Rock Station – Inside looking northeast

Black Rock Station is also an important scientific research outpost. Over the years, the station has drawn researchers seeking to understand a localized chronological anomaly, the station’s still-unexplained seeming ‘time slip’ between the 1850s and the twenty-second century that has disoriented generations of travelers. 

We ask for your help to preserve this foundational piece of our community’s history. Our goal is to restore the station to its full glory in the summer of 2022

We have received a grant from the local Black Rock City government, but we need help from the citizens of the Black Rock region to finalize our plans to save this historic structure:

  • All levels will receive regular communication about the project throughout the year and an invitation to the Golden Spike ceremony in Black Rock City 2022 (time and date to be announced)
  • $500 or more – DISPATCHER (limit of 16 at this level)
    • Postcard from builders during the year 
    • Commemorative ticket
    • 2 special surprises mailed during the year
    • An additional handmade commemorative surprise 
    • Tour of the station for you and a friend
    • Historical object found during the restoration
  • $50 – CONDUCTOR 
    • Postcard from builders during the year 
    • Commemorative ticket
    • 2 special surprises mailed during the year
  • $15 – PASSENGER
    • Postcard from builders during the year 
    • Commemorative ticket