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Lookout Campground

5 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Lookout Campground is located on the California/Nevada border just west of Reno, Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 6,770 feet in a large aspen grove. It is not a highly developed campground, but it is considered a secret hideaway by those lucky enough to know about this remote…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 50 ft.

Reviews

5 Reviews of Lookout Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

The Campground... and The Road

THE CAMPGROUND

The campground is great. Many sites have lots of space between them, while a few are side-by-side with just a vehicle parking space separating them. Each has a level, wood-bordered dirt/gravel pad set up for a tent - usually placed in as quiet/remote corner of the site as…

  • Typical road section - not the worst, but what most of the road looks like.
  • Typical road section - not the worst, but what most of the road looks like.
  • Typical road section - not the worst, but what most of the road looks like.
SiteSite 6
Month of VisitAugust
Joey P.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2018

The crystal calls

There are plenty of sites to choose from on this loop. Two bathrooms and some running water although I believe it is only there for dousing your fire. There is a nice little aspen grove that bisects the campground and every site has a picnic table and a fire ring. You’ll want four wheels drive to…

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Kade H.
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2018

Unbelievable privacy in the Eastern Sierra!

This campground earns 4 stars because of its amazing privacy. First, it's quite an adventurous (read: bumpy) drive to get to it from the nearest paved road. Once you arrive, you'll be amazed at how much space there is between the sites. From most sites, you can scarcely see that there are other…

  • Really nice support stands for your propane stove!
  • Large pads accommodate even my insanely large tent.
  • The nearby Truckee River offers refreshing swims!
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Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Lookout Campground is located in California

Directions

From Truckee, CA travel east on I-80. Take Exit 2 toward Verdi, NV. Turn right on 3rd St./US 40. Travel 1 mile then turn left on Bridge St. From Reno, NV travel west on I-80. Take Exit 5 toward Verdi, NV/State Route 425. Stay on Route 425 for 2.5 miles. Turn right on Bridge St. NOTE: Bridge Street has 2 one lane bridges with a maximum allowable height of 13 feet. Travel 0.6 miles on Bridge St, then turn right on Dog Valley Road. This road will turn into a dirt forest road (Road #002). Travel 7.2 miles. This road can be rough and often develops washboards. It can be navigated with 2-wheel drive (although low clearance vehicles are not recommended). Continue to follow signs to campground.

Coordinates

39.58889772 N
120.07361175 W

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About This Campground

Lookout Campground is located on the California/Nevada border just west of Reno, Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 6,770 feet in a large aspen grove. It is not a highly developed campground, but it is considered a secret hideaway by those lucky enough to know about this remote gem.

Recreation

Adjacent to the campground is 'Crystal Peak', which can be accessed by vehicle or a short hike. This area is also popular for off-highway vehicles, wildlife viewing, and hunting opportunities.

Facilities

This campground has 17 first-come, first-served campsites (including two double sites) and one reservable group picnic area that can accommodate up to 100 people. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring, grill, and tent pad. There are four vault toilets and trash service. There are no electric hookups and no dump stations. Trailers and RVs should be limited to 15 feet in length (however, two sites could accommodate up to 30 foot lengths). To ensure that campfires are extinguished completely, there is non-potable water available on site (no drinking water available). Please bring your own firewood as none is available on site.

Natural Features

Visitors to this campground will be surrounded by a lush aspen, pine, and fir forest. Sites are well spaced to afford visitors plenty of privacy.

Nearby Attractions

Crystal Peak is known for its impressive crystal formations. Dog Valley and Peavine Mountain are popular off-highway vehicle and mountain biking areas. The American Discovery Trail also runs through this area.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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