This is a small community park which is wonderful for picnicking, and allows overnight stay. Freshwater is available as our pit toilets. There are some fire rings. In the middle of dry sage brush country, a crisp crystal clear creek runs through the little town and the park is kept very green with large shade trees. Nearby historic buildings and foundations to explore, as well as a few off-road or mtn bike trails.
Stopped here for one night, the cost was only $15 which was great. Bathrooms with flush toilets and showers. The lower campground looked great with trees and right next to the river but all the sites were full. The upper campground is really only good if you have an RV or are camping out of your car. It was crowded but for the price it worked for us. There is a boat access as well. We had pretty good cell service (t-mobile).
It is about 5 miles south of Winnemucca in a canyon with camping on both sides of the gravel road. The road is in great condition. Campsites are simple: picnic table and fire pit. Ours was along the stream and across from the vault toilet and dumpster. We were there mid week in mid October and it was quiet after day use people left. We had some smaller colorful boulders at our site. The stream was soothing and the aspens/willows were colorful. All amenities in Winnemucca.
I accidentally chose yes for sanitary dump. This is wrong.
This review is for Black Rock Desert, a BLM area to the West of this campground. As home to the famed Burning Man festival, its usually a serene desert when its not crowded with the Burning Man's 50,000 festival-goers. You can still see wagon tracks here from the Oregon trail! Word to the wise: there are no established campgrounds, but free camping is allowed throughout the park (probably why it's not on this site). One thing some people get confused by is that the sculptures that you've seen photos of are not permanent installations, they are only there during the festival-time.