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About Desert Creek

Desert Creek Campground is a remote camping experience in Nevada, located on Desert Creek. Partial shade provided in campground by Jeffrey and Lodgepole pines. Fishing in Desert Creek for stocked rainbow, brown and brook trout. ATV users can enjoy miles of backroads in this area.  No trash Service -pack out your trash Fishing, hiking, and off-highway vehicle opportunities. Four wheel drive not needed, but creek crossings not recommended in early or late summer season.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Location
Desert Creek is located in Nevada
Latitude
38.621 N
Longitude
-119.34 W
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Directions
From Highway 395 south in Bridgeport, drive 11 miles on highway 182 (Highway 182 will become Highway 338 in Nevada). Continue on 338 for approximately 10 miles. Turn left at Risue Canyon Road (Forest Road # 050). Travel approximately seven miles on the unpaved road to Desert Creek Road. Veer right at Desert Creek Road (Forest Road # 027) and travel another two miles to campground. The campground is on left hand side of road.
4 Reviews of Desert Creek
Awesome little getaway

8.5 miles of the main road, crossing the creek 5 times, we found the perfect little spot. Restroom was quite a distance from our campsite, so we opted for our own portable toilet. No showers available but boil some creek water and washcloth wipe yourself down, you're good to go. Also recommend getting a fire permit from the Bridgeport Ranger Station. No trash receptacles or bins…….so pack out your trash.

Quiet camping

Easy access. We were the only campers at the campground. Plenty of campsites both north and south of the campgrounds. If you don’t mind constant utv traffic (we didn’t 😎) then this is a great place. The outhouse was dirty with trash, but it didn’t stink nor were there any flies. There was a very conspicuous absence of wildlife in the area. The creek is only about 3 to 4 feet wide and around 2 feet deep. If you’re looking for a swimming hole, this is not that place 🙂.

Fun for toys and great fishing!!

This campground is great for people who have trucks, campers and ATV’s/Mavericks/Sidewinders. Sites are large and far away from other sites. Great for large groups. Lots of dirt roads to explore!! Trout fishing is excellent!!

First to Review
Desolation!

OK, my weekends are usually Tuesday, Wed, &Thurs, so I have less issues with crowds than others do. I've been here twice, the first time didn't see a soul. The 2nd time a couple rode through on their horses. It looks like it gets some use on the weekends.

It's about a 6 mile ride up a dirt road, it's about 20 degrees cooler than the area. no bugs!

the road is washed out so there are some "new" campsites, no water, no toilets. no table etc