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Squirrel Springs Primitive Campsites

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National Park Service

Great Basin National Park

Formerly known as Snake Creek Road Primitive Campground.

Campers must be in designated sites along these roads and backcountry camping regulations apply. Tents must be placed within 30 feet of the site's picnic table(s) and/or fire ring(s). Generators may only be used between the hours of 8:00…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


4 Reviews of Squirrel Springs Primitive Campsites

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Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2022

Camping at Squirrel Springs

Squirrel Springs is the largest campsite area along Snake Creek Road with 4 campsites. It is the fourth campsite area along Great Basin National Park's Snake Creek Road. Campground is clearly marked and is on the south side of the road. Campground sits between the road and Snake Creek and sits…

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Month of VisitJuly
Dare To Everywhere  .
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2022

Long dirt road to get in, nice sites!

Stayed: 5/30/2022

Cost: FREE

Site: Squirrel Springs Campsites (First past bathroom)

Vehicle: GMC Terrain

Equipment: Tent

AT&T and T-Mobile: Slow but useable

The Squirrel Springs Campsites are about 9 miles from Highway 487 along a narrow dirt road. We past 2 or 3 already taken spots…

  • First Squirrel Springs site
  • A chilly morning
  • Driving out in the snow
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Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2021

Isolated section of Great Basin NP-- Snake Creek

Separate section of Great Basin NP includes free primitive campsites along snake creek, but you will eat dust in abundance if you camp in the first few miles….best to go as far as possible. Sites are directly on road but sites are upscale & clean.

No water but clean vault toilets in these…

  • Snake Creek Canyon Primitive camping road
  • Snake Creek in GBNP-- separate access from main park
  • Snake Creek has separate entrance to GBNP and is not connection to the main park road
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Month of VisitNovember


Squirrel Springs Primitive Campsites is located in Nevada


38.91910965 N
114.19508282 W

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