Camping near Elko

Northeast Nevada’s largest town offers western culture, art, and rugged wilderness adventures.

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Herzog Homestead

5 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Deeth, NV
Learn more about this land:This Ranch sits halfway between WELLS and Elko Nevada just off the I 80 if you go north of the next freeway exit 5 miles East of us (Exit 333 Deeth) you can drive north to Charleston or Jarbidge Nevada it’s about 50 miles to Charleston or northeast to O’Neil Basin, Taber creek, or 12 mile hot springs then to the south of us we have the Ruby Mountains and beautiful Lamoille Canyon they’re about 30 to 50 miles depending on the route you take if you go through Secret Pass and another 30 or so miles south you have the ruby marshes then we have south fork reservoir 15 miles south of Elko Wildhorse reservoir 60 miles north of Elko is Angel Lake about 40 miles away 8 miles south of Wells we also have Ruby Mountain Brewery just 15 miles south of Wells in Clover Valley plus many other beautiful places to visit
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Roughin It At Rabbit Ears

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Spring Creek, NV
Rabbit Ears is located in Pleasant Valley at the base of the Ruby Mountains. Our property is about 2 miles from the turnoff to Lamoille Canyon and features amazing views of the Ruby range. The lot is entirely fenced so feel free to bring your well behaved 4 legged friends, just note that the neighbors have sheep so escape happy dogs may need some supervision. The site has water, electric, and sewer hookups if needed.
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Ethereal Ranch

50 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Osino, NV
22 miles from the city of Elko, remote enough to enjoy the peace and quiet, while just a short car ride to the town of Ryndon that can provide you with all of your essentials. Hundreds of acres of land to keep you busy with incredible outdoor activities. Set up your camp and enjoy your stay! Stunning views of the ruby mountain range in addition to being home to the state's only population of mountain goats, the Rubies are also home to Nevada's largest mule deer herd. All funds go to our animal sanctuary under the Ethereal Ranch Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, ranch operations and development. Animals are free-ranged and may include but not limited to livestock, domestic and exotic rescued animals.
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Post 6 Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Ocala, NV
2.07 acres with private river access to the humboldt river. Surrounded by the beautiful Ruby mountains and 9 local hot springs with miles and miles of hiking and atv trails. Unit 1 block 4 of the river valley ranches with private river access for fishing, hunting with proper permits okay as well. Beautiful area. * Very primitive!! No lights on property, no signs as of yet. Two acres of uncleared land, with River access. Please be prepared to camp.
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Biohome Research Facility

6 sites · RVs40 acres · Crescent Valley, NV
Welcome to the High Desert! Each site can accommodate one truck and trailer/RV. If you are planning on bringing additional vehicles, please reserve an additional site. Situated on a mountain ridge top with great big sky views, our pick-your-own RV campsites share the property with our nearby BioHome Research Facility. We are 420 friendly, but please, no loud parties or hard drugs. Spread out over 40 acres, if you're looking for stillness and serenity, this is the place to be. Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still need to stay connected in some ways? Our property has great cell service, so you can still easily communicate with your loved ones back home. Nestled nearby on the property is our BioHome Research Facility, cared for and designed by your Host, Edward. Unique in its construction, this BioHome was constructed in 1997 and is designed to have completely closed, self-supporting life support systems. If the idea of living in a completely self sufficient, off-grid home is appealing and fascinating to you, please add the BioHome Experience Extra to your booking, at $35. Your Host will spend an hour with you and your group explaining the inner workings and construction of the Biohome. Please note, you are camping nearby Project Biohome. While we encourage your interest and curiosity in our project, please do not trespass onto this portion of the property. Our location does experience a variety of paranormal activity, including orbs. Have your camera ready! "In a lifetime of photography this was the first of multiple unexplained photography events including dancing light streaks and unusual light trails. This place is magical." - Sincerely Patrick Leon Our property gets plenty of sunshine for most of the year in the summer months, with temperatures in July and August reaching the high 90's or more. We are in the desert, after all! Please bring plenty of water and be prepared for the elements that are unique to our region. As we are at considerable elevation, please be prepared for wind, as well! Tents are not suited for this environment. There are many scenic canyons to hike and explore nearby: Only 90 minutes away are the stunning Ruby Mountains, great for hiking and exploring. As one Google reviewer said "Don't come here. It's just too beautiful and you wont be able to handle it!" - Jacob L. Bring your fishing poles and watersports supplies, as the nearby South Fork Reservoir and Wild Horse Reservoir 90 minutes away are popular spots with the locals for fishing and fun in the sun by the water. In the Winter months you can take off in any direction on your snow shoes and cross country skies for miles. There are exciting views everywhere you look! This is big sky country with great night sky views. If you're looking for a great dark sky destination, this is the spot for you. This area has lots of wildlife like antelope, badgers, rabbits and this is open range for cattle. You may have a cow visitor! Please make sure to keep all food properly stored and disposed of so as to not attract wildlife to your campsite. Welcome to the High Desert, we're sure you'll leave amazed at the views. Learn more about this land: Quiet is a blessing; it allows one to hear oneself. No crime in the neighborhood, the antelope still run free out here. The never-ending changes in the sky (great storms and colorful sunsets) are humbling. The world goes on around me with little effect on my lifestyle. This is a majestic area with 11,000 ft. mountain peaks, great canyons and upper valleys. Looking for that gorgeous Milky Way? Our property has some of the best star gazing anywhere in the country. At such a high elevation and away from all the light pollution, the stars just shine brighter here. Plenty of sunshine for most of the year in the summer months, July and August it can get very hot. In the Winter you can take off in almost any direction on your snow shoes and cross country skis. This area has lots of wildlife like antelope, badgers, rabbits and this is open range for cows. Please be aware you may encounter wildlife and plan accordingly.
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High Desert Dry Camping

1 site · RV, Tent70 acres · Crescent Valley, NV
I have found a place that speaks to me through its silence and stillness. May your stay here be a porthole into a new perspective on what mother nature and the awe inspiring universe have to offer.Learn more about this land: Experience high desert camping in one of the least populated counties in the United States. Stunning panoramic views of Cresent Valley and the surrounding mountains. Over a thousand acres of adjacent BLM land to explore. Enjoy some of the darkest night skys in the country. Easy to get to. Almost all of it highway driving. The last 3.5 miles are along very well maintained dirt road.
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Elko RV Park

8 sites · RVs10 acres · Elko, NV
Elko RV Park is an RV park located at 507 Scott Road, a quick 10 minute drive from downtown Elko. Right off of I-80 at Exit 314. Each site includes Water, Sewer, and Electricity in a convenient pull thru site. Our campground is open all year and we can accommodate the largest of RV's. We do not offer primitive camping spaces. (No tents of any kind or sleeping in your vehicle.)
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Starlight Oasis Campground

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Elko, NV
Welcome to our peaceful and rustic campsite in Elko, Nevada! Our secluded property is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.Our campsites are simple and offer a back-to-basics camping experience. Whether you're tent camping or RVing, we have the perfect site for you. Each campsite is spacious and provides a fire pit for cooking and warmth. You'll need to bring your own water, portable restroom facilities, and any other camping gear you need to make your stay comfortable.In addition to the peaceful surroundings, our campsite offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Hike through the nearby hills and take in the stunning views, or simply relax and enjoy the quiet atmosphere. And with no light pollution in the area, you'll have a front-row seat to some of the most spectacular stargazing around.We're committed to providing a welcoming and personalized experience for each of our guests. While our amenities may be basic, we believe that our campsite offers a truly unique and authentic camping experience that you won't find anywhere else.If you're looking for a rustic and peaceful camping experience in the heart of Elko, Nevada, we invite you to book your stay at our campsite today. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful property and helping you create memories that will last a lifetime!
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Mugsby’s rest stop

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Spring Creek, NV
My land is great little peaceful getaway if you are looking for somewhere to camp or park your tv it’s about 1.12 acres with extra public land the exact coordinates are 40.761, -115.816 please use the coordinates to get to the right place it’s is a wonderful rest stop for you and anyone else interested
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High Desert Escape

1 site · Tent40 acres · Wells, NV
My 40-acre property has a convenient dirt road running right through it, and you get it all to yourself. The area is beautiful and the terrain is stunning with views of several mountain peaks. It's located just outside of Deeth, NV and about an hour either from Elko or Wells. If you're seeking a bit of peaceful solace, this just might be the place for you. This is raw land, with lots of sagebrush around. You might have to hunt around for a place to park and camp. You're more than welcome to clear any of the vegetation and make your own spot as well.
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Lazy Jaze Homestead

50 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Crescent Valley, NV
Learn more about this land:Remote desert area with dry lake bed and rolling plateaus and Vistas. Mountain views in all directions and the sky is absolutely 3D at night. Bring your telescope if you have one. But even with the naked eye you can get lost in how many stars there are. Shooting stars, satellites, all kinds of astrological phenomenon. If you like seclusion quiet and a night sky that's better than a planetarium you'll love this place. Bring your RVs ATVs and whatever you need. There's one hundred and sixty acres to roam around on with 40 acres of flat dry lake bed. 4800 feet in elevation even though we're in the valley. Low humidity. We have a 40° swing from day to night so if it's 90° during the day, it'll be 50° at night. Amazing sunrises and sunsets.
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Conrad Creek Yurt

1 site · Lodging120 acres · Osino, NV
The Conrad Creek Yurt was built in 2015. The yurt is family owned and part of the business Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing which was established in 1977. Ruby runs out of the brand new lodge facility Ruby 360 Lodge. The yurt is located on 120 private acres at the base of the Ruby Mountains. The yurt is located feet from the year- round flowing Conrad Creek. The yurt is fully furnished with comfortable sleeping accommodations, full solar lights and power, propane fireplace and dual burning stove, a propane fireplace and a separate bathroom  structure with clean waste toilet system. Learn more about this land:The Conrad Creek yurt is located on 120 acres of Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing private ground at the base of Conrad Creek at 7,000 feet in the Ruby Mountains. Enjoy a beautiful setting in an aspen forest with Conrad Creek running year-round, feet from the yurt door. This yurt is vehicle accessible. The 24-foot yurt has solar lights and power, a leather couch, a futon, oven, 2 burner propane stove, propane fireplace, full kitchen gear set-up with various cookware and utensils. The Conrad Creek yurt accommodates up to 4 campers. Guests are responsible for bringing their own bedding (pillows & blankets) and food, unless paying for a catering package.
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Camping near Elko guide

Overview

In the heart of Nevada’s cowboy country along I-80, Elko is a true western town with plenty of history, culture, and art to show for it. Also nearby are vast stretches of vast and wild wilderness areas, including the rugged Ruby Mountains, where outdoor adventurers can enjoy hiking, biking, off-roading, rock climbing, rock hounding, fishing, wildlife spotting, and extreme winter sports. The vibrant town offers plenty of amenities and options for RV camping, including several convenient Elko RV parks with full hookups. Nearby, developed forest service and state recreation campgrounds, plus plenty of backcountry, offer options for tent camping.

Where to go

State Recreation Areas Near Elko

Just south of Elko, head to the South Fork State Recreation Area to enjoy water sports, fishing, hunting, and camping. An hour north of town, the Wild Horse State Recreation Area offers year-round fishing, watersports, wildlife spotting, and winter sports, along with a year-round campground. West of Elko, the Mill Creek Recreation Area is prime for hiking, fishing, and wildlife spotting—find free camping near Battle Mountain.

Ruby Mountains and Lamoille Canyon

Head south to the 12-mile Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway, known for its striking Alps-like scenery. Here, the Ruby Mountains span some 90,000 acres in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, offering rugged terrain for outdoor adventurers. Four seasonal, developed forest service campgrounds, including Thomas Canyon Campground, are available, as are plenty of backcountry areas for dispersed camping. In winter, heli-skiers can stay in heated, furnished yurts.

Angel Lake and East Humboldt Mountains

Further east, drive along the Angel Lake Scenic Byway for bountiful vistas. Angel Lake in the East Humboldt Mountains is a popular spot for fishing, wildlife spotting, paddling, hiking, and backpacking. Campers can take advantage of two developed seasonal forest service campgrounds, or head out into the backcountry for dispersed camping. 

When to go

Spring, summer, and fall offer ideal weather for outdoor recreation. The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway is usually open May through October, with abundant wildflowers in spring and fall colors come autumn. Popular area summer events include Nevada’s oldest rodeo and the National Basque Festival in July. Although many campgrounds close in winter, the season offers snow play, heli-skiing in the Ruby Mountains, and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

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