Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Cave Lake State Park
Price
$15.00 - $20.00
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 35 ft.
Location
Cave Lake State Park is located in Nevada
Latitude
39.1912 N
Longitude
-114.6938 W
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8 Reviews of Cave Lake State Park
Great Stopover

This campground was a great stopover for the night as we headed south to Zion and Bryce, UT. Both Lakeview and Elks Point campgrounds were very clean and offered scenic overlooks of the Nevada hills below. Keep driving past the first loop through the white gate to the second loop of this campground for the best sites (on the left). Individual flush toilets and free showers were very clean. Cave lake is nothing to special but had pretty clear water for a reservoir. Not ideal for swimming (you have to walk through about 1 foot deep mud to get to the waters edge in which lots of fishing tackle is snagged). Fishing was awesome. Lake is native and stocked with rainbow and brown trout.

A good option in the area

We stayed at Lakeview Campsite on our way up to Idaho from Utah. We were lucky enough to snag the last spot on a Thursday afternoon, and watched several folks come in after us and have to camp in the overflow lot.

The campground itself is nice enough, with water in some sites (no hookups) and picnic tables. There are nice toilets and fantastic showers.

The proximity and lack of natural boundaries between mean that you can pretty much hear everything from every site. But, if you’re lucky enough to have quiet neighbors, the campsite is wonderfully isolated with great views of the stars.

Perfect break on our way to NoCal Hwy.

$15 per night. I would have give this campsite as is a 3.8 if I could or maybe even 5 stars but the lake was very low and so the bottom was like quick sand where we'd sink about 18 to 24 inches (thick sediment). So we spent the entire on our floaties. There are 8 or so camp spots and if they are full or your in an RV you can use an overflow area. Juat where we parked thinking it was the overflow area. Fortunately for us we were there only one night and the next morning a ranger came by to let us know that we were in a no camp zone. Oops Easy acces to the lake. The road into the park is paved. The bathroom was clean.

Cave Lake

Despite the name, there is are no caves that one can see at the lake. This lake is a very small hidden desert treasure. There is a lakeside campground with few campsites that fill up very quickly. There is also BLM land 20 minutes from the lake where you camp disperse camp for free.

There are toilets, and showers available at the campsite. Dogs, fishing, and boats are allowed. Along the backside of the lake are the best spots if your looking to let your dog off of the leash to play in the water, or be secluded in the soft grass and shade of the bushes.

This is a nice family spot to spend the weekend. It gets very crowded very fast so be sure to leave early if you want to stay at one of the lakeside campgrounds. All roads are paved.

First to Review
Best spot outside Ely

Cave Lake State Park offers outstanding recreational opportunities year-round. Stocked with rainbow trout and home to German brown trout, the 32-acre reservoir provides outstanding fishing and boating. Other summer activities include swimming, hiking, camping and mountain biking. Once winter arrives, guests of the park can enjoy ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The park is also home to abundant and diverse wildlife.

The campsites are very nice and offer views of the lake, be aware of mice….don't leave any food out!

Star gazing here is incredible as there is no light pollutin…sit back and watch the wheel in the sky turn - Milky way baby!

Lakeview campground

Just spent a week there. Loved it! Very clean nice camp spots. Most spots not real big. If you have a big rig not recommend. Bathrooms with free showers, free dump for paid campers.

Fishing was awesome! Great hiking trails, except no printed maps of trails. Great mountain biking too, we did all three.

Lots to see close by. $15 a night. No reservations accepted, it filled up for the weekend.

I will go back.

Cave Lake State Park

Wonderful place to camp. They have fire pits, shade, lakes, restrooms, and a place to get supplies of needed including firewood. They also have a play ground for the kiddos and they just loved it. Check it out yourself I don't think you will be disappointed.

First to Review
Beautiful Lake

My dad was visiting me here in Bullhead City and said "we're going camping July 4th weekend, would you like to come?" Well our ideas of camping are quite different: Me tent, dry camp, dirt, trees. Him hookups, satellite TV, AC… He said a guy he knows told him about Cave Lake north of Vegas. I looked it up saw it had both styles and said sure we'll go. The park is near Ely NV. There are two campgrounds in the Lake view and Elk flat. Elk flat is some distance from the lake in juniper trees they have flush toilets and showers. There is water and each site has a picnic table, fire ring and a graded area for a tent or RV. Lake view has the same amenities but within walking distance to the lake. There is a Ranger Station at each campground. The fishing is supposed to be very good there but we didn't fish much. I enjoyed camping there and would go back.