Laura F.

Pro

Reno, NV

Joined August 2020

Adventurous little family looking for new places to explore! Love getting as far off the beaten path as our little trailer Lumi will allow our truck Wyatt to tow! Dry camping, peace, quite and untouched nature are our goals.

Ultra Clean Traditional RV Park

Stayed overnight here on the way back from Grand Teton. This is your basic RV park with RVs lined in neat rows side-by-side. The main office has a nice game room, laundry facilities and ultra clean bathrooms and showers. Nice leveled spots with concrete pads and some grass. Elko is a cool old Nevada town with, surprisingly, a lot to see. Please make sure to stop in at The Star Hotel for the best Basque dinner you will ever have! Bring your appetite cause it’s a TON of food!

Remote Nevada

Located about 3 hours outside of Reno or 2 from Tonopah, this campsite sits adjacent to the well preserved ghost town of Berlin and the world’s largest collection of ichthyosaur fossils. The campsites are located halfway up one of the hills overlooking the vast valley (gorgeous!). This campsite only has about 14 sites that are not reservable and it’s a trek-and-a-half to get out there so keep your fingers crossed you get a site! Last 5 miles are on a decent washboard dirt road. Vault toilets were decently clean. Dump and fresh water available. Perfect spot for a 3-4 day getaway. Would recommend 1 full day to observe Berlin and ichthyosaurus and 1 full day exploring and looking for fossils. Word of advice, phone GPS apps will try to lead you MILES across dirt roads in attempt to get you there the fastest, DON’T DO IT! Take the main highways: Lincoln HWY to 361 around to NV State Route 884 (the last paved road to the campsite). It will actually save you hours and tons wear and tear on your vehicle and RV/Trailer.

Nice and Quiet

When looking to book a campground near Bryce this was ranked pretty high and about 30 minutes away from the park and about 1.5 hours from Zion. Wanting to stay closer to Bryce and now knowing the lay of the land I would have stayed at the Ruby Inn RV Park right outside of Bryce. However, this place was great. You can opt for a riverside site (worth the extra $) and still have hookups to fresh water and 30 amp. Fishing in this little creek was great. Even though the creek was small there were some BIG trout! Super clean and quiet in this vast valley with beautiful sunsets. Free showers and flush toilets were clean. No communal dump station. Sites off the river with full hookups were the only ones with a dump. Great deli inside the market across from the checkin.

We Got Lucky

This campground is notoriously hard to book. Booking here opens two weeks in advance and I just happened to grab the last site available in our timeframe as well as the best campsite in the entire campground (in my opinion, 102). We had the most unobstructed spectacular view of the towering red-rock cliffs across the river. Campground was very clean. No showers, clean flush toilets. Nice dump station and fresh water available. Before Covid, shuttle bus into and around the park was free and available about every 15 minutes. Since Covid, booking the shuttle bus is extremely hard; you can either book your tickets two weeks or one day in advance for $1 at a set 1 hour block of time and then freely use the shuttles once within the park. Hard part is booking the tickets, they sell out within minutes of opening so make sure you have your ducks in a row!! Zion was amazing. I would recommend at least 4 days in the park to experience all the best hikes and if traveling with kids I would wait until the youngest is 10 years old to be able to handle the scarier hikes like Angels Landing. Make sure to explore the town of Springdale for great food and shopping.

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.

Cool river, odd location

We stayed here for an extended weekend with our 20ft trailer. The dirt/gravel road down to the string of campsites was not very well maintained and quite steep. The campsites themselves were fine. Walking distance to the river and tree/brush separation between sites. River is fun to explore but not a place where you would leave your children unattended. Lots of huge granite boulders to climb up (or fall off). Area is known to have the occasional bear.

What put me off from this place was the state of their bathrooms and showers. Think crumbling concrete walls, rotting wood and peeling paint. This was more of a spider-hotel than a working bathroom. Spooooky! Several other choices of campgrounds in the area near other parts of the river or lakes further up.

Good site for large groups

We travel with a large group once a year to this group site (about 8-9 families with trailers). It easily accommodates everyone spaciously. Vaulted toilets were decently clean. Big group fire pit and picnic table area overlooking the lake. Downside is the lake is located down a short but steep hike. Little kids struggled a bit and even caused our pregnant friend’s water to break 3 weeks early! So be prepared to haul your beach gear, food and shade up and down the hill. Beach is more dirt than sand and water is really murky and generally pretty cold. Lots of deer in this area (and mosquitoes too). All said, I think there are better campgrounds nearby but when traveling with a BIG group this is a good option.

Fun lake all summer long

This campground is a super fun place to spend a weekend with friends. Several group sites available. Mind you this lake isn’t far from Reno, NV and surrounding valleys so it can get quite rowdy at night during peak season. Would not recommend for families looking for a quiet, serene getaway. Boat ramp for launching boats and jet skis. Water is warm enough to swim June-August. Great fishing! Vaulted toilets were very clean. Many sites are located very near or on the water due to the unique shape of this lake. Most sites are pretty good sized and offer some privacy with tree coverage. Would recommend booking reservable on-the-water sites well in advance.

Great location with spectacular views

This was one of my favorite places to camp. Secluded, ultra clean, quiet little campground with newly paved and expertly leveled pads. Each site was pretty good sized. Generally clean flush toilets, no showers. Full dump/rinse station located at the entrance.

We were here in mid-August when all the wildflowers were in full bloom. Spectacular sunsets. Partial view of the Tetons and short hike to the river. Nice central location to Jenny Lake, Jackson Hole and bike trails. Great spot for 3-4 days!

Trailer camping in Yellowstone

Drove our little 20ft trailer a long ways to get to this here but Yellowstone will always be worth it! Not many campgrounds to choose from when trailer camping in Yellowstone but we were happy with our choice. Had to book way in advance (as one might assume). We requested a couple spots when booking but did not lucky. We were placed smack dab in the middle of the campground. No privacy and minimal tree coverage. Although the host did place us near the other party we were with.

This site is in good proximity to many big attractions in the park. We were gone from camp from dawn til dusk so it didn’t really matter what campsite we were in. No showers, bathrooms decently clean (especially for how many campers camp there). Located a short walk from the river. Word of advice; these park rangers and hosts don’t F around. Read the rules and regulations before booking and if you cannot manage to abide by ALL the rules, be prepared to be ticketed or just book campgrounds outside of the park.

If you can, request the sites at the back of the campground nearest the river but don’t get your hopes up, it’s a gamble.

Clean RV park

This is a very basic RV park we stopped over on our way to Yellowstone from Reno, NV. Small, clean sites packed tight. Bathrooms and laundry were immaculate. Short walk to a small grassy park or casino for a decent dinner and check-in.

Tucked away

This little gem is a great place to stay while visiting Lassen. Located off a well maintained gravel road near beautiful Butte Lake. We had no problem towing our trailer to this location and neither did our friends whose trailer is 30+ ft. The campsites are spacious and well maintained. Lots of trees and within walking distance to the lake. Flush toilets were decently clean.

There are no sites located on the actual lake so you have to pack a beach bag, chairs, toys and snacks and haul them down to the waters edge if you want a beach day. Mosquitoes were HUGE so don’t forget bug spray!

The Cinder Cone hike along the old lava flow behind the campsite is spectacular! Don’t let the climb up the cinder cone dissuade you; the panoramic view from the top is well worth it! We did it with two 6 year olds. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Lava Tubes and geothermal sights.

Clean and friendly

This is a good stopover for a day or two if you need a good shower and to get some laundry done. We came here in November to a nearly empty lot. Bathrooms were very clean with huge vaulted ceilings (reminded me of cedar built saunas). Not a lot of privacy between sites and the location backs the busy hwy 101 so you do hear cars and trucks all night long.

Trinidad itself is a very neat town with lots of art and good food. Make sure to visit the local artist co-op and College Cove Beach. Travel up north and visit Fern Canyon while observing herds of elk along the way!

Nice campground, poor location

Campground is very clean. Lots of smaller sites packed closely together. Campground backs to the busy hwy 101 on one side and then to the slightly less busy Avenue of the Giants on the other so you hear cars and trucks all night long. Traveled here with another couple and were unable to get sites next to each other.

Located right next to the area’s visitor center which is really cool. This mini-museum with gift shop tells the fascinating history of the area. They also do a Junior Ranger program every few days which gives the kids a scavenger hunt to do which also serves as an excellent guide to the Avenue of the Giants and it’s surrounding Redwood groves.

All-in-all there are better campgrounds in the Humboldt area worth considering.

Good for a overnighter!

Good spot while driving the coast to stay for a night or two. Vaulted toilets. No trees or privacy. Directly on the bluffs and the collapsing old hwy 1. Near cool costal town of Fort Bragg (make sure you visit Glass Beach). If you hit it just right in the shoulder season you might get the whole place to yourselves. We have a small trailer and would advise against anything larger than 30ft. Most sites have a bit of a slope to them. Beautiful views!

Hidden gem!

We have camped the Humboldt Redwoods several times and it took us 3 years to find this spot. We have a 25ft trailer we tow. This campground can only accommodate smaller trailers in only a few spots. We are avid campers that prefer tucked away campgrounds which are often hard to find when you have a trailer but this one has everything on our list! Fresh water, quarter showers, flushing toilets, off the main road, big sites, lots of wildlife, walking paths to one of the most beautiful redwood groves in the park, creek for the kids. The list goes on and on! We will be back (again and again). Make sure you visit small costal towns of Ferndale and/or Trinidad.