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Thomas Canyon

2 Reviews

About This Campground

Thomas Canyon Campground is located in the scenic Lamoille Canyon, in northeast Nevada, 30 miles from Elko. Visitors enjoy fishing Lamoille Creek and exploring many local hiking trails.

Recreation

Lamoille Creek is a popular stream among fly-fishermen. The creek contains brook and wild…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 65 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Reviews

2 Reviews of Thomas Canyon

Ratings Breakdown

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Eli W.
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2018

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.

Ashleigh O.
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2018

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.

Location

Thomas Canyon is located in Nevada

Directions

Take I-80 to any Elko exit and head south to Idaho Street. Turn south on 12th Street (from the east) or on 5th Street (from the west), to State Route 227. Travel 25 miles on SR 227 to Forest Road 660 (Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway). Travel 8 miles on FR 660 to the campground.

Coordinates

40.65000047 N
115.40361175 W

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About This Campground

Thomas Canyon Campground is located in the scenic Lamoille Canyon, in northeast Nevada, 30 miles from Elko. Visitors enjoy fishing Lamoille Creek and exploring many local hiking trails.

Recreation

Lamoille Creek is a popular stream among fly-fishermen. The creek contains brook and wild rainbow trout.

Lamoille Canyon offers numerous hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to alpine lakes and vistas. Thomas Canyon Trail begins at the campground, leading past several waterfalls, through an alpine meadow into a glacial cirque.

The canyon road is popular for scenic driving and road biking. Many rock climbing routes can be found on the canyon walls.

Facilities

The campground offers single and double campsites, each equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Some sites also have tent pads.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site.

Natural Features

The campground sits at the mouth of Thomas Canyon, a part of larger Lamoille Canyon, at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Both canyons are within the beautiful Ruby Mountains, a desert island brimming with wildlife, sparkling lakes and streams, wildflower-filled meadows and jagged peaks.

Groves of aspen and cottonwood trees provide partial shade in the campground and beautiful fall color. Lamoille Creek runs through the site. All campsites afford breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and canyon walls.

ADA Access: N

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