In-town whitewater kayaking, mountain camping, and killer fishing await in Reno, Nevada.
Reno, a small city in western Nevada, offers city amenities within minutes of the wilderness. In one day, you can hike, whitewater kayak the Truckee River, and visit a casino. From urban RV parks to wild mountain tent camping, Reno has it all. The most picturesque camping options near Reno are in Lake Tahoe, about 40 miles away. Nevada Beach Campground offers lakeside sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Just over the California border, the city-owned Campground by the Lake provides standard sites, as well as tent cabins. You’ll also find plenty of private RV resorts here and in Reno. For a quieter lake experience, head 20 miles south of Reno to Washoe Lake. Davis Creek Regional Park offers year-round camping. From your Washoe Lake State Park campsite, you can fish, hunt, or launch a boat. Nearby, the Mt. Rose Wilderness offers peaceful backcountry camping in the mountains. Once you’ve set up camp, Reno has adventures aplenty. In the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, you’ll find a huge network of hiking and OHV trails. Bring your tackle box and spend a day fishing and boating in Pyramid Lake to the north. Don’t miss the downtown whitewater park, where you can watch kayakers navigate river rapids.