This spot was in the middle of nowhere. I am not opposed to the middle of nowhere, but I found this place really hard to get to and incredibly remote. The directions were ok, but not exact, making it challenging to be sure we were in the right spot. I was pulling a small trailer. There was no way I could pull that up the “driveway”. We stayed on the apron and it was fine, smelled like sage, and weathered a lightening storm without issue. It was super remote to just get a side of the road pull out.
There are no visible amenities in Crescent Valley. Be sure to top off and get water in Battle Mountain.
If you like remote, quiet, off the beaten path and a good 45 minutes from the interstate, this is perfect. Tent campers might be able to get up the driveway and enjoy more of the land.
I’ve stayed here once before right after the spot opened and had a great time. It was rustic, yes, with odd yard furniture tossed about around the site, but it was clean and very private. This time, only a month later, there was camper trash and discarded food all around the main site by the lake. The only plus was that the tall grass had been mown.
I was bummed that a cool spot had been thrashed so quickly.
What a pleasant place to camp! I have a small trailer, so i picked a spot overlooking the lake for easy access. In another couple weeks the lake will be pretty green and drying up, I’d guess, but there are a couple of other options for places to camp on the property with a trailer. Tent camping options are abundant. The bullfrogs were awesome. They were talking the whole time we were there. We did not see or hear other people the whole time, just the sounds of wildlife. It was a nice escape.
This is a brand new Hipcamp spot and we were her second group of campers. She is still working through some bugs and exactly what her vision is for the site, but on the whole we had a pleasant experience. I had a small trailer and a friend a truck tent. We got in after dark and she put us in a convenient spot in her side yard driveway. After learning the space the next morning, there were other, much more awesome spots I will park at next time. Jaime has a great piece of land and you can be as close or far away as you want, as long as you clear the spot with her first.
Tent campers - there are no toilets of any kind. Be prepared with your own equipment. She provides electric, well water, a dish washing station, and garbage. AND, she provides a super friendly, giant German Shepard. He was a sweetheart and played with my two larger pups very well. For cat people, she’s got them too.
We will return as this is a great base camp to explore the Sierras from, and Jaime was a super sweet host.
We had the pleasure of staying here all by ourselves. It was gorgeous. Quiet. Green. Beautiful little wildflowers everywhere. Lots of space to find level spots anywhere. We explored the land with our dogs and never worried about leashes. If it hadn't been pouring rain when we woke up in the morning, we would have lingered to explore some more.
Tim was a great host. The hot shower wasn't operational so he made accommodations for another hot shower option. It was wonderful and we truly appreciated his hospitality.