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Beautiful views

One of three campsites on a small reservoir outside of Elko. There weren’t many water craft on the water today, but it is October. It’s sunny, warm and breezy today, but the snow on the mountains are an indicator of what is to come. Simple sites on level lots, with a shade structure, picnic table, fire pit, bbq and right on the beach. Summer is much busier I’m sure. Pit toilets but no potable water so be sure to bring your own. Looking forward to the night sky and stars!

Later that night; the light pollution from the neighboring houses and from the town have made them less than wonderful. On a side note, there are feral cats here so don’t leave out anything they may want to eat. We caught one jumping out of the back of our teardrop where we had left some bread. Naughty kitty!

Beautiful Scenery and Quiet

Stunning view of the Ruby Mountains from the campground. Both loops have easy access to the vault toilets and dumpsters. There is water at the main entrance but it’s a hand pump. The only drawbacks are that the sites are not very level and it would be difficult to get a rig longer than 30 feet into most of the sites.

First to Review
This place is ran by a convicted child molester

If you have children of any age I suggest that you find a different place to stop for the night. A convicted child molester runs this place. His name is Mathew Blake and also goes by Mathew KEITH TYRELL Blake. His charges can be read here http://www.nvsexoffenders.gov/OffenderDetails.aspx?Display=Main&Id=22112 just enter his first and last name in the search box to get all the details.

Family friendly? I would say NOT!

Clean, reasonably priced

Clean, easy access but far enough off highway to reduce noise, friendly, reasonable.

We didn’t stay hete

We drove through this gravel parking lot smashed behind a hotel. It looked very run down and unappealing so we decided not to stay there. Train tracks behind the site with trains that go through all night (stayed in a nearby place with same problem).

Nice but noisy

We spent a night in hot August here in our Westfalia camping van. There are no tent sites but cabins and RV spots. Nice bathrooms, showers, a playroom with a ping pong table. The cabins looked attractive. It looked like a lot of people were there long-term. It really is more for RVers and those that want to stay in a cabin. I would recommend, except there is a train that goes by at least two times and blows its horn (this on a Saturday night). The coyotes in the middle of the night were wonderful but the trains weren’t. Also I had trouble getting on the internet with my iPhone 6–couldn’t connect to their WiFi.

BIRD AND WILDLIFE PARADISE

Nice little camp ground. Clean bathrooms. Small body of water with boat launch for non-motorized boats. Bugs dawn and dusk as to be expected. What was surprising killer view of mountains, sunset, and many kinds of birds. Only $2 for day use or 1 night camping. Https://www.blm.gov/visit/zunino-jiggs-reservoir-recreation-area

Too expensive

I'm sure the grounds are nice, but at $15 per car each night, we decided to turn around in search of more affordable camping. If you have an RV, it's an additional $10 for hookups.

Campground does not exist

We tried using directions from both The Dyrt and from the icon on Google Maps. The supposed location of the site is on private property with "No Trespassing" signs located in every direction.

Power House group and single day use area. 5 stars cleanest bathrooms ever.

Power House is a day use picnic area near Lamoille Nevada they take group reservations. Cleanest restrooms ever and an awsome Host Dale Allen.take a day and go see this beautiful place and picnic w/ family.

Day use picnic area

This is a beautiful day use Picnic area ((Power house for groups and single picnics) on the banks of Spring Creek. They have great views of the Creek very nice clean restrooms and the host Dale is the best.

Quiet and clean

We were traveling from Tahoe to Yellowstone and just needed a place to spend the night. This campground is very well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful.They offer a 20% off coupon to use at the Hilton GardenInn restaurant. Their Gym and business office is also available for use if you stay  at the camp ground. There is a dog walk available and also a small pool. Very quiet and in walking distance to casino

Hidden off the road

On the edge of town, lots of nice large spaces. Very friendly staff.

Nice find!

Thanks to The Dyrt, found this place to land last night. Not your typical campground; the sites are lined up along the lake with the only privacy being the space (decent) between sites. We were there during the week at the end of April and it was pretty quiet but I imagine that is not the case in the summer. Each site has a cement pad, table, fire ring, bbq, and wind screen. The screen didn’t help last night as it was very windy and blowing in another direction! Clean Pit toilets and no hook-ups. Beautiful view of the snow capped mountains but woke to snow the next morning!

Bird watchers paradise, with amazing views to boot!

Just like the next door campground of Coyote Cove, these shoreline campsites lack a lot of charm. But with your eyes constantly drawn to the Ruby Mountain's striking beauty, who needs anything more than the usual picnic table, sunshade, wind block screen, and fire ring. The pit toilets were clean and tidy, but there was no drinking water available at this campground.  

The Jet Ski Beach is a great beach for swimming, launching canoes, kayaks, small fishing boats, or personal watercraft. The boat launch and boat trailer parking lot is in the nearby Coyote Cove campground. The area offers opportunities for water sports of all kinds, hiking & mountain biking along many trails, or just sitting by the shore with a line in the water. Bird life is abundant in this area, with many species stopping along their migration route. We saw Loons, Dowitchers, White Pelicans, Coots and even the shy Hermit Thrush.  

The closest town with services is Spring Creek a short 12 miles away, a dozen more miles northwest is the city of Elko which has all the usual suburban amenities and big box stores and interstate 80 running through the middle of town. We had good mobile service and data throughout the campground. Showers, water and a dump station are available at the developed campground across the lake, though it is only open from Spring until Fall, depending upon weather conditions.

Ruby views will keep you coming back!

Along the south west side of South Fork reservoir, these functional spots carry all the charm of a dirt parking lot, but the views of the Ruby Mountains reflected in the lake will keep you coming back. Each site offers a picnic table, sunshade, wind block screen, and fire ring. The pit toilets were clean and tidy, but there was no drinking water available at this campground.  

The Coyote Cove is a great beach for swimming, and launching canoes and kayaks, or small fishing boats. The boat launch and boat trailer parking lot is on the south side of the campground. The area offers opportunities for water sports of all kinds, hiking & mountain biking along many trails, or just sitting by the shore with a line in the water. Bird life is abundant in this area, with many species stopping along their migration route. We saw Loons, Dowwitchers, White Pelicans, Coots, and even the shy Hermit Thrush.  

The closest town with services is Spring Creek a short 12 miles away, a dozen more miles northwest is the city of Elko which has all the usual suburban amenities. We had good mobile service and data throughout the campground. Showers, water and a dump station are available at the developed campground across the lake, though it is only open from Spring until Fall, depending upon weather conditions.

Beautiful scenery and fantastic fishing

This campground is surrounded by natural beauty. Snow capped mountains hang in the distance. The site is super clean and has flushable toilets and a non-fee shower. There are trails from camp to the water. Make sure to bring your fishing poles because chances are you will catch a good-sized trout. There is a daily limit of 1 fish, but this reservoir is known for trophy-sized bass and trout so that's all you need. Temps dropped to the mid-teens so be prepared if tent camping. There are horseshoe pits available and there is also an ADA compliant site also.

Beautiful!

We stopped to camp here on a trip to Northern California and we were not disappointed. We were in campsite 26 which backed right up to water. It was great! We had a beautiful view of the canyon valley and the stars at night were perfect. Plenty of space and privacy.

Ruby Mountain Camp & Hotspring

amazing. simply amazing. the hot spring was around 111 degrees and we were there in July. it was hot, very hot during the day. the hot spring is so warm that we couldn’t get in it until the sun went down!!! if you are anywhere close… do not miss!! Search ultimate hot spring guide and you can get more info on this particular hot spring. watch you drive in, new springs are forming and some ground is SOFT!!!! be safe, have a spotter. horses in area, lots of horseflys.

awesome!

This is 6,200 foot elevation 8 miles outside Wells, Nevada. Peaceful camping in an aspen grove with fire pits, toilet, trash receptacle. If you’re a birder it’s got high desert birds, raptors. I saw my first Lewis’s woodpecker, watched a Harrier hunting, a flock of soaring, bug eating Common Nighthawks, deer everywhere. Stunning views of the terrain. Designated tent pitching squares, kinda rocky but fine with a protective footprint.

First to Review
Crisp mountain fresh air,beautiful scenery

I live close by, but love to go out and spend time traveling up here and just enjoying the scenery. The wildflowers are fabulous and there are just so many of them. I really enjoy looking over the beaver dams along the creeks. The mountains are great for hikes,I just have yet to do it due to bad ankles from broken ankles, but; have had friends tell me they enjoy it.

An amazing experience

This was a one night stop on a road trip, but we had an incredible experience and plan to return. After driving through the desert for most of the day, we were amazed to climb into the mountains and be in an alpine environment. The elevation is 8400 feet, and the views are incredible. There were so many wildflowers in bloom, in such artfully arranged groups of color and form. The sunset was unreal, with the sinking sun illuminating the clouds from underneath. And the stars - oh my god, I've never seen so many stars. We do a lot of camping, and this is at least in my top 10 of awe-inspiring overnight stays.

There are cattle grazing in the area, and our dog couldn't resist rolling in fresh cow poop. Luckily I was prepared to give him a bath and wash his harness, and the surroundings were so stunning that I couldn't get mad at either the dog or the cows. There was no drinking water available. The vault toilets were clean and maintained. There were mosquitoes, so be prepared.

First to Review
Beautiful, unexpected gem

about twenty minutes off of hwy 80 uphill all the way. completely shocked to see a beautiful small lake stocked with fish. backdrop to the lake is a beautiful mountain with a little snow left on it on July 1st. caught numerous fish. vault toilets and right now there is no running water so bring your own. campgrounds feel pretty private because of small trees but not a lot of shade. lake also great for SUP and kayak. small campsites but I think this is a gem for a road trip stopover along hwy 80.

Great price

We only stayed here one night, it was just a half way stopping point for us going into Utah. What they consider to be a pool was extremely small. The pool and the jacuzzi were about the same size, however you do have full access to the Hilton next door. The Wi-Fi and the phone service here worked great. There are no fire pits and no fires are allowed. the park was extremely clean and well-maintained. And at the casino just down the street on a Friday night they had all-you-can-eat prime rib. very affordable prices. Would definitely return.

First to Review
Great camping spot!

This is a really nice campground! Awesome hiking trails, beautiful views, spacious camp sites, clean bathrooms, nice camp host! I’ll be coming back to this spot. I believe it’s $18 a night.

One night the only ones here!

We had a wonderful quiet here on the BLM land. We were searching for a place to camp and it was particularly late at night. We were struggling to find a place and stumbled upon this one. It quiet small and sporadic camps or pull offs to camp on. There used to be more spots but apparently part of the road got closed. Also you now need to use a different entrance that was a bit confusing for our GPS. We woke up in the morning and were surprised at how freaking beautiful it was. At night we couldn't tell at all!

Cheers!

First to Review
Overnight stay

Beautiful location. Close enough to the highway to stay here on a road trip but far enough that the only sounds I noticed at night were the deer or elk in the area