Take 305 south from Battle Mountain 20 miles. You’ll see the Mill Creek Recreation Area sign and turn left/ East. When you get to the stop sign, turn right. A couple of miles further and you’ll veer right at the entrance to the park. There are a number of level campsites near the creek, with BBQ and fire pits. There are two bathrooms, one on each end of the park. We were here on a Thursday in November and only one other camper in the park. For dark sky enthusiasts, this place is awesome. No services.
This is a very quiet, small campground, well maintained. We pulled in at 3 pm and had a good choice of sites, but by sunset it was almost full. Short walk down to the river! Most sites have a picnic table and awning; all sites have a fire pit / BBQ. Gorgeous dark skies and stunning sunsets.
Talked to the ranger at North Campground (which was full by 4 pm) and she said they closed Sunset a week or so ago due to cold temps and no campers. Now the weather is perfect but they are not re-opening Sunset, despite loads of campers here today.