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Electrical, water, and sewage connections are available at all sites.
Situated in the heart of Nevada’s Great Basin, Cottonwood is a fifth generation working horse and cattle ranch. For the last two decades the Smith family has opened their doors to guests from around the world. The wide-open space affords visitors the opportunity to set aside their busy lifestyles and reconnect with themselves and nature. Throughout the years Cottonwood Ranch has undergone many changes. Recently we have decided to step back from the dude ranch structure and provide a place for guests to camp and enjoy the surrounding environment on their own. It is a family operated ranch so young and the old can be found around the ranch engrossed in varies activities. Horses, dogs, cows, and a wide variety of birds are a given to be seen but you might get lucky and catch a glimpse of antelope, mule deer, elk, or even a moose.
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Pitch your tent at Cottonwood Ranch in O'Neil Basin. Family owned and operated the 30 mile long dirt driveway is well worth the trip. The RV and campsites are located adjacent to the barnyard area. It is a very laid back, non- fancy, rustically ranch atmosphere. We invite you to share in what we call home and make your self at home during your stay.
There are full service RV spots and available camping sites to pitch a tent. RV sites are $40/night and camping $20/night. The headquarters of the ranch is surrounded by private meadows used for livestock and wildlife throughout the year. Cottonwood Creak meanders along side the corral down through the heart of the meadows. Irrigation ditches run close by the camp sites which makes for a fun splash pad for the kiddos. Access to the wilderness trail-heads varies upon direction of drive, the longest perhaps a 1 1/2 hr drive to the boundary looking out across the Jarbidge Peaks. There is also miles upon miles of 2-track roads that traverse the foothills ideal for ATV use.
Horses are usually wrangled out of the meadows everyday for various ranch work but you would have a chance to view the horses while in the corral. Upon inquiry during your stay there might be other activities going on such as helping feed orphaned calves, pet a horse, livestock sorting, etc.
Dogs are a big part of the ranch. Most of the resident dogs are working livestock dogs border collie mix type dogs. They are all very friendly.
Jackpot, Elko, Nevada, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Shoshone-Bannock and Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Cottonwood R.Joined in March 2018
6 ratings · 2 reviews
Wenxi X.doesn't recommend
July 10, 2022
Rustic Ranch Camping
I was really looking forward to this but didn’t end up going because the host was absolutely unresponsive. We tried messaging and calling, but nothing. The listing says it’s 30mi of dirt path, so I was expecting that, but when we arrived we saw it was a bumpy gravel path and I didn’t want to put my tires through that. We drove down about a mile before turning around and calling it quits. Driving at 10mi per hour would’ve taken us 1h30 to get to the front gate…..
September 16, 2020
Rustic Ranch Camping
Loved this Hipcamp gem in the middle of Nevada. Horses, the Milky Way, hot shower, the whole shebang! Will be coming back.