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The campsite can be a little noisy during the day, but it slows down drastically at night. It’s a wildlife refuge, so you will see and hear wildlife all day, and all night. We loved it! Especially the kids… they woke me up super excited at 2 in the morning telling me they could hear coyotes.
The kids caught their first fish at this site as well, for that I will always appreciate this hidden gem. They caught catfish, perch and a huge carp. We released all of their catches, because it was the right thing to do.
Ranger Review: GCI Pod Rocker at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, near Alamo, NV.
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, 9 miles south of near Alamo, NV. This campground is absolutely gorgeous and FREE!! However, nothing is ever really"free," so the price you pay is tolerating the noise from the very close US 93 highway. Noise diminishes at night, as there's very little truck traffic. At the time of this writing, Interstate 15 is detoured to this highway en route to Utah(until Spring 2020). All sites are first come first serve. Each site has a picnic table, grill, fire pit, and a view of Upper Pahranagat Lake. Sites were clean& tidy in spite of no camp hosts. There are very few amenities: No water and a few scattered vault toilets. There is a handicap accessible site at the end of the long campground road with a paved stretch of sidewalk that goes to the south end of the lake. At the south end, there is a telescope for viewing wildlife and a park bench. We fished in the kayak a bit, but there were no bites. The landscaping is beautiful, with song birds always chirping. There's also a loop trail around the lake and another trail to the visitor's center.
Campground highlights: https://youtu.be/Gch2ndb3t4Y
As a ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time. While camping at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, we tested the GCI Pod Rocker.
GCI Pod Rocker looks very sharp and is well constructed. However, it seems to be more suited for a heavier person. For a lighter person, the rocking motion takes some work, unless the chair is positioned on a downward sloping hill. Sets up quick and easy, has a little drink holder pouch, and it has nice storage case with shoulder strap.
Pod Rocker in action: https://youtu.be/MnZ4hCHwrXY
In summary, we loved camping at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, but with no water the stay was brief. However, adding this fun chair to our camping gear made our stay extra comfy!