Minimal shade and approaching from the South, one must make a U-turn and then enter. For TV, you had to put a deposit on a box. Not the fault of the hosts but the cable company. Close spacing but doable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent location, could not ask for a better host. When we got here I asked for a shady spot, his reaction was "let me lock up, and we will walk around till you find what you want." Only negatives are the small sites and iffy Wi-Fi. As the host said, when this park was built there weren't any 40' rigs. Sites are a little unlevel but a board fixes all. Very quiet even though in town as the name states. I would stay here again. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were allowed to pick our own site. We ended with a shaded site closed to to the office and entrance. Sites were wide and level. Laundry room was big, 2 dollar for washing and two quarters will do the drying. Showers were clean; however, one of the three showers in the gents room was not working. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is right in town and there is nothing else as convenient if you want to stay downtown. Town is noisy, therefore this isn't a very peaceful stop. Some picnic tables, but not at every site. Sites are not too wide. We visited family so we stayed for a week and price reflects this weekly fee. Pull through sites are not long enough. Electric and water are good and site is level. A few trees, but as in Carson City in general, not very big and again as the area presents: dry and dusty. Restrooms use a key (deposit required), but always needed paper. Showers were clean, but didn't use. It is adequate, but don't plan to use this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park had nice comfortable shade trees, good WiFi, and a very friendly and helpful staff. The sites were large, the landscaping was well maintained, and the enclosed dog walk large and convenient. Parts of the park where people live full time needed some TLC. We stayed there 2 weeks and would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an old, but maintained park. It’s nice and quiet and in a convenient location to downtown Carson City and Virginia City. Compared to the two other parks in the area, it is the best location. The biggest downfall is that the sites are all gravel and a very tight turn to get into. Also the pull-throughs are only 45’ long. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff, large pull through gravel sites. Close to everything and within walking distance of many stores. A few turns tight for big rigs, but nice park for a few days stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground in the very nice, historic capital of Nevada. Plenty of cable channels; they have Wi-Fi but it isn't good at the south side of the park. Good Verizon service; I used my phone's hotspot with no trouble. Very friendly staff. Within walking distance to KFC, Denny's, Wendy's and other fast food restaurants and there are even nicer restaurants just a couple of miles downtown. Large hardware/sporting goods store across the street (like a Tractor Supply) which was convenient for us when our water hose burst. Only about 20 minutes from Virginia City for a day trip. Lots of geocaches in town. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here a month-rate reflects that. Was right in town, near grocery, restaurants and Walmart. Was fairly quiet and we enjoyed our stay there. Was central area for Tahoe, Virginia City, Reno etc. Would stay again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for one night while passing through. The owner is a really great guy, however there is a lady who checks you in who is very rude. The sites are kind of tight, but certainly do able. Wi-Fi worked great, all utilities were fine. They have a little racket that they work, so heads up. Basically they charge you $5 for a key to the bathrooms, and when you leave you give the key back and get your $5 back. If you do not take the key, you don't get your $5 back; we found this out the hard way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good campground for the money. Cost per night is all inclusive - no hidden fees. Sites are a little narrow, but doable. Right at intersection of 395 and 50 - convenient to everything. Very friendly staff/owners - owner escorts you to your site. Busy park, and has some road noise, but not overwhelming. Would definitely return here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for six nights. The owner checked us in and was very nice. The sites are small; we stayed in the front of the park, by their storage row. Water (taste and pressure) was excellent. Their Wi-Fi was the strongest and fastest we have had in quite some time. The cable (which included HBO) was very poor in quality. The location of the park (395 & 50) was very convenient to stores and casinos. Due to this location, road noise was LOUD. It served our needs; but, I would probably not return - other options in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We always stay at this park when in the area. It is nicely maintained and the staff and owners are very friendly and helpful. It is located close to shopping, gambling, restaurants, and within an easy drive to Tahoe. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff extremely courteous & helpful, escorted us to site; cut off branches that might rub against slides. Were here in a pull through for 5 nights in a 40 ft RV in front lower section. Water pressure good; gravel site level with picnic table on concrete slab. Excellent location to restock supplies and to take day trip to Lake Tahoe. Front sites very near 395 so road noise was constant and motorcycles especially loud. Would stay here again as a trade off of location vs noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Convenient to Hwy 50/395 but very very noisy. Many permanent residence who seem to have all the good spots and drop ins get what's left. Had to move twice because first spot so unlevel. Lots of Hwy noise all night. Casino right across the street with bright lights. Close to Costco and Walmart if you need supplies. We would not stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects weekly rate. Park has good access from Hwy 50 with paved roads and gravel sites. The trees are maturing and made for a lot of maneuvering for our big rig and slides to fit. We were parked in the lower section where there were lots of empty sites and some rigs advertised for sale. We loved the $3.33 breakfast scramble at Bodine's Casino across the street as well as the proximity to Walmart, Costco and the off-leash dog park at the park down the street. There appeared to be an indoor flea market next to the park which was only open certain days. It's a wonderful drive to Lake Tahoe or to Reno from here. Staff was very helpful. We had a great stay and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained park and friendly front desk staff. The park is located right next to the highway, but our site was fairly quiet. Costco, Trader Joe's, and Walmart are all very close. There is also a great dog park right across from Costco, about 2 minutes from the park. The park seemed to be reasonably dog friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, but looked like it was an older park that has been updated some. People in the office were very nice. Clean, asphalt streets, gravel lots. Some road noise since on the corner of major intersection. Has trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
"Resort" is a big stretch. "Average campground" a more realistic description. Price reflects Good Sam discount and is a bit high considering the campground ammenities. Staff friendly at check-in and was led to site. Watch for wide turns for big rigs as there are a number of trees and other obstacles (not a problem if you are careful). All hook ups and cable were fine. Did not use Wi-Fi. Bathrooms clean but no soap provided to wash your hands (can't be that expensive...this is a resort). Pool/spa closed for season but looks pretty good. Dogs are allowed but had the feeling they weren't particularly welcome. Two large dog walk areas but not a blade of grass in sight...all dirt, rock and sagebrush. Park location is convenient to all area activities. Overall, a decent park if a bit overpriced. Would consider staying here again but would check for alternatives first. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff here were very nice. Had an escort to our site. It was a little tight with four slides but we made it work. Most sites are side by side hookups. There is a nice park and very nice dog park about 2 blocks down the street which are easy to walk to. Campground is very convenient to major attractions in the area. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park does have some shade. The people that checked us in were very nice. But the voltage was low, and when we complained to the owner, it was take it or leave it. We moved to another site with slightly higher voltage and it was okay. The park is very conveniently located to Carson City, Lake Tahoe and Reno. There is a significant amount of road noise. They have a dog walk, and there is a very nice public dog park right down the street. Lots of stores around too. The cable was somewhat fuzzy but adequate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lovely, clean park. Friendly staff. Convenient to Reno, Tahoe, Virgina City. Sprint Air Card worked well here. If you have a pet, there are two dog areas, which are not fenced. I would have like to had a fenced area. Shopping near by. We stayed 3 days and were completely satisfied. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is spotless and very well maintained. The showers and laundry facilities are also extremely clean. Management is very helpful and friendly. The park is conveniently located to lots of attractions, restaurants and shopping. Cable and Wi-Fi are excellent. Just a nice park overall. We will definitely stay again when in the Tahoe area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is quite expensive for what you get. Most sites are different prices. We stayed one month, and paid $500.00 plus utilities. The WiFi they advertise does not reach any sites. You must walk up by the office and stand outside to use it. Laundrymat is expensive also. It was $2.75 a load to wash. The husband and wife owners are here about 3 days a week. He seems to have a "short-temper". We won't stay here again, unless we have to. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spending a month here. Have traveled over 6000 miles RVing across a lot of the US and this park has been the most disappointing. After reading the other reviews I have to agree with them both good and bad. My experience: small sites, rest rooms clean but it is cold now, the windows have been taken out and if there is heat it does no good. I paid $20 to use them which I never have had to do before. (I stayed at a park in VT for a month, they did not charge and the restrooms were much nicer than these). One has to back out of the pull through sites. No big thing, but why put a rig in a pull through if you cannot pull through? The park is close to my daughter's place whom we are here to visit, but we will be moving to another park for the next month. Glad I did not pay for two months. This is probably a good overnight park. Will not be returning next year when we will again be visiting family. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Called ahead for same-day reservation and directions. Had problems connecting by phone: the line was usually busy. GS TL had wrong directions, but understandable since roads are changing in the area. Was told office would be closed at 4:30. We were on the 'wrong' end of town due to 'erroneous' directions; consequently we were not able to make this early office closing time limit. However, upon arrival, we were met by a very friendly manager who directed us to our site overlooking the RV storage and noisy Hwy. 50/395 intersection. Understandable location, since we were a late arrival. Upon reading the rules, found that one is required to be out by 10AM or forfeit $5/ hour for every partial hour past 10. However, one should note that the office does not open until 9AM! Managed to escape around 10, so didn't have to pay the penalty after all. Good Sam's Trailer Life guide rates this '9' overall: what a joke! It's clean and old, has noise from 395/50 hwys., and is friendly. OK for a one-night stop; maybe a few days if you're into the casino next door. Won't visit again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park sites were very unlevel, had to move to another site to get level. We then had a end site which was good for our dogs. The WiFi is at the office just outside the door, so you had to sit outside to use. They store RV's and this made the park look trashy with the RV's lined around the perimeter of the park. I felt the price of $39. was high with a Good Sam discount, and the fact I could not use my laptop in my rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I took points off on this site because of the price and their exceptionally early 10 am, check out time. If you go north of I-80 you will find camping at more reasonable prices. However it is very convenient to Reno, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, and we also toured Carson City while here. Trader Joe's and Wal-Mart just up the street. Be sure to check out the great breakfast at Cracker Box in Carson City. The pool and hot tub were fine, and it was hot so we appreciated the electrical hook ups working well too. The managers are very friendly and help you into your site. There is a clean nice Casino next door. The campground is quiet though it is close to major roads. MAJOR CAUTION: avoid Interstate 80 between Truckee CA and Reno NV. Road work makes lanes very narrow (9ft) coupled with high winds and uneven road bed is causing many campers to scrape up their basements badly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park advertises Wi-Fi. However it is only available if you sit on the "Wi-Fi" bench outside the main office. It's the most expensive place we've stayed at since we started RV'ing 6 weeks ago. The sites are big and have trees/tables. There is a nice looking casino you can walk to, and a great dog/kids park next to it. It also has a huge Wal-Mart and everything else you need down the road. RV parts store 1/2 mile away and is right next to Hwy 50 which takes you over to Lake Tahoe in 20 minutes. We gave it a 5 b/c of price and lack of Wi-Fi. Also traffic is noisy nearby. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites were too close together, we could not have sat out as the space was too narrow between RV's and trees in between as well. They said there was a pool but it was empty, the internet did not work on the sites I had to take my laptop to the office area to pick up WiFi but it was only open 9-4, this is the time we want to be out. They should not advertise what they do not have, it was expensive for what you got. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Weather forced us to stop in Carson City for an over-nighter. This park was more than adequate as it offered pull through sites and 50 amp service. The staff was friendly and facilities were clean. Costco was within walking distance and there is a casino across the street if you don't want to cook. It was too early in the season for the pool and spa, but we would definitely stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was concerned about the negative reviews but the weather was too bad to go past Carson City. This park offers an Escapees price of $26.50 plus tax,which seemed okay for free Wi-Fi (didn't use it; Verizon aircard working well), and cable TV with free HBO. And there's a Costco next door, plus a Trader Joe's in the next shopping center, yay! The swimming pool and spa were empty but it was too cold anyway. Restrooms need a key, were very clean. Some sites are way too close but at least there are shade trees here. Worse problem is trying to level your rig on the roads that slope downward. Sign says that monthly rate is $295 which sounds good but I sure wouldn't want to stay here that long,even with HBO. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a dump. How can trailer life rate this place a "9". In RV'ing 5 1/2 years full time we have never been in a park where we could not extend our slide outs because a tree was in the way. Our friends next site over could not extend one of their slides because of a lamp. Trees are not trimmed! Trees on the ends of the sites making it real fun getting in and out of the narrow sites onto narrow streets. Nothing but long termers! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very crowded, tight older park. It is well maintained and with all the development in Carson City the park caters a good portion of it's spots to long term (not permanent) renters. The staff is friendly. The restrooms and showers were very clean but had very poor ventilation. The WiFi was worthless. Lots of road noise as you are at the intersection of two major highways. Sharp turns in the park, we had to drop our tow'd. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would call this a "mobile" Mobile Home Park. I would venture a guess that 75% of the folks are Lake Tahoe workers seeking cheap accommodations. I don't really care for Rottweilers, but the have dozen or so seemed somewhat sedate. OK for a one nighter! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The dog walk was great. It was in a good location from the road and nice to be able to go see different places. For as big as this place is, it was quiet. We were in a site that was next to the road and heard no road noise. Site was easy to get in and out of. The pool area was nice and clean and kids had fun. Service was good. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is in a great location to visit Lake Tahoe. Even though it is near two highways, it was very quiet. Trees separate the sites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We arrived late and all of our information was by the office door. The bathrooms and showers were sparkling clean. The pool area is very pretty. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We traveled all summer and used Trailer Life Directory as our guide. On this park they were really off! No 50 amp. for short term stay. 80% of park are "seasonal"workers. Most sites were tight and gravel. Staff not at all friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground, well maintained. Sites are not level. Clean bathrooms, flush toilets, one pay shower. Lots of shade beneath tall pines. Nice hiking trail. Peaceful. Several pull-thru sites for longer trailers. No utilities, fresh water spigots spaced around. Dump station is $5 extra. Fire pit and picnic table at each site. Paved interior roads a little narrow with trees, we had no trouble with our 30' travel trailer, but we were careful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This county campground is nicely shaded by big ponderosa pines which is a welcome relief in 90 degree heat. Paved road and pull through sites, but very tight for big rigs. Well spaced sites. Most are not level but come with fire ring and table. It overlooks the valley and the newly opened freeway. Wind in the trees drown out most of the freeway noise. Take the Davis Creek exit off 395. You must pay an extra $1 per pet per night. Pay showers are very clean. No hookups. Dump for extra $5. Convenient to both Reno and Carson City. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Generally, for a County RV park, this is quite nice. Lots of trees, shade and clean facilities. Given its proximity to Reno, during the weekends, you get a bunch of locals that bring their contractor style generators. Much better during the week. Only a handful of sites are easy access for larger units. It is a challenge to get your unit level. Having been there in the past, it was much nicer for $11 than the $15+, add $ for each pet and $ for an extra vehicle, you might was well go somewhere else with full hookups. Not recommended for large trailers or motor homes. Good family type campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This Washoe County park is a nice little campground located in lovely tall trees north of Carson City, and south of Reno just off the highway. Very peaceful and quiet, no highway noise at all. No hookups, but it does have bathrooms and showers. Keep away from this park if you have anything longer than about 30' -- we took our 40' motor home in, but had a heck of a time negotiating the turns, and had to back out. Roads and pull-throughs are paved, but not terribly level. A much better deal when it was only $11 a night last year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Return trip here. Hookups, Wi-Fi, space, location all great. Cable TV is now a box to hookup. It doesn't work. Noticed several campers with the same problem. Staff, friendly, said they are going back to regular cable. They told us that 7 months ago. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pictures on the web site do not show how "tight" this park is. It is more a parking lot than an RV park. Our unit is 39' and we barely fit into a space. Couldn't put our awning out because the neighboring rig is too close. The dog park is little more than a 30 by 6 feet. sand pit. Would not return to this park, ever! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean campground. The only problem I had was they were landscaping the park and the landscaping company started at 6 am in the morning. I thought this was a little bit inconvenience for the people camping there - I did not complain I just went with the flow. They also were watering the new turf and the sprinklers were not set just right so several motorhomes got soaked during the night. The campground was very quiet. The casino food was reasonably priced and pretty good. I would stay here again if need be. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the second time we've stayed at this park and it probably will be our last. First, the good: Wi-Fi and water pressure are excellent; the location is convenient to the rest of Carson City and, 13 miles away, historic Virginia City; and the casino restaurant has passable food at inexpensive prices. Next, the bad: the spaces, although landscaped, are short and narrow, too short for a full sized motorhome plus tow; registration is at the hotel front desk and of the desk clerks I spoke with during our three day stay, two were noticeably curt, and the third was downright rude; although there is a small pet area, it is too small for exercise (there is an adjacent paved overflow parking lot); and the noise from the adjacent freeway, while not overwhelming, can be distracting. Finally, because this park operates as a hotel, it stores your credit card information and posts charges as they accrue, all well and good, except that, without telling you, the park will post a $100 “authentication” charge at check-in, which, with luck, it will credit back when you check-out, and, in our case, the park charged us for four nights when we had stayed only three, requiring a follow-up phone call and bit of an argument to get the extra night’s charge removed. Daily and monthly rates only, no weekly discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A relatively quiet and secure park located on the far side of the Gold Dust Casino parking lot. All paved sites, close together with a minuscule grass area and small trees. Maneuvering with a large rig can be a bit tricky, and the pull through sites are a bit too short for the tow to remain attached. Registration is a walk across the parking lot to the casino hotel registration desk. Very friendly staff at the casino and a good restaurant with daily specials. Verizon Cell and Aircard worked well, and the park's free Wi-Fi and cable TV were also very good. If full, this park would be very cramped, but we were here during the off season and there was plenty of room. Convenient access to highway 395 and Carson City downtown. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent a couple nights in Tahoe and wanted to get away from the hype. Checking for close by parks we happened upon this. Many casino parks are simple and not worth staying at unless you really want to be there. This is quite the exception. Although the sites are close, we found that it was a very quiet park and also very clean (I think the hotel staff work here too). The hotel offers two good restaurants, bowling alley and of course gambling. Definitely worth staying here if you want to visit this area. We'd never planned to come to Carson City, but glad we did. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely paved lot with grass strips between sites. Trees are big enough to get some shade. However, the sites are so narrow that we had to jockey to get the tree between slides and still miss the utility post. Pull through just fits a 40 footer without tow. Rating: No Pool -1, Site size -1 = 8 We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice asphalt parking with grass, picnic table next to it with some trees. Have both pull through and back in spots. Easy registration but I don't care for walking up to hotel to register for RV when they can have the registration in building next to RV campground. WiFi connection available but it was variable on its speed. Easy access off of freeway. Would stay here again if passing through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in a 40' 4 slide motorhome with tow vehicle. We were in backup site B-46. Asphalt roads and parking area. Grass and table. Full hookups with 50 amp. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice quiet park very close to the freeway, but this doesn't affect the noise. Handy for touring the area. They don't do weekly rates which is a shame as I am sure it would encourage people to stay longer. Check in was nice and easy. The only downside I noted was their dog walking area, it was really small and full of weeds and grass so much so that my small dog wouldn't use it. I walked up to their large vehicles' parking lot at the edge of the casino property which was nice and quiet to walk her. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was very quiet considering the location right off the new 395 freeway section. Check in is now done through the hotel in the casino, but was very smooth and they let us pick our own site. Bathrooms were very clean. Good central location for seeing Carson, Reno and Virginia City. There is a bowling alley in the casino. All sites have a table and small grass patch. We stayed here in a 34 footer and the back-in site was large enough for us. The sites have trees which are a fair size for some shade. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are very small and it is very difficult getting into site. Had to park dinghy in casino parking lot. There is a small dog run. Very little noise and casino has cheap eats. Not a destination stop. Very little night lighting for walking dog. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved roads and sites, grass between sites with a picnic table. Sites are level. There are trees between sites. Back-in sites are along the edge and the pull-through sites are not long enough to leave a tow attached. Turns are a bit tight and sites are closer together than desired. Water pressure was high, be sure to use a reducer. Cable TV has many channels but at our site the picture was fuzzy. Very fast Wi-Fi, better than Verizon air card which was slow. Some road noise from the nearby freeway. This rate was for a 50 amp, pull-through site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Today the Gold Dust West Carson City RV Park is hosting the Hispanic Music, Car and Motorcycle Show. The activities are less than 10 feet from my RV. The speakers are vibrating my entire travel trailer. I cannot use a cell phone or hear my TV. I was informed only yesterday of the activities. The management would agree to no refund or compensation for a day of noise and misery. I have been a frequent (often extended stay) customer for over 10 years. I will never stay here again and cannot recommend Gold Dust West Carson City RV Park to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Sherri, the manager was the most delightful person we met on this trip...very helpful to us and an asset to them!! We had a paved back in site with some shade and tall pines around us. Hook-ups were perfect. The bath/showers are individual rooms with sink, toilet, and showers. Very nice and private. They gave coupons for 1/2 price meals, free drinks, comp slot plays so they appreciate your business. Restaurant was coffee shop style but had very good food and reasonable prices. Casino was nice, too. We enjoyed our stay and will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was convenient as it was close to the freeway and also a retail area. The Gold Dust West casino is just a short walk away. The sites were small and required some maneuverability for bigger rigs. The park is "pet friendly" but we were asked to keep the dogs off the grass and use only the "dog run" in the back. The "dog run" is a big parking lot adjacent to the casino that is not entirely fenced in so we were not able to let our dogs off-leash. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, this is a nice park, especially for a quick in and out with access to grocery, casinos, freeway, and local attractions. Sites are very close. No cable, only a few local channels. BUT, and it's a big BUT, the sites not very big rig friendly, at least in the definition of my big rig. Maybe we need a new definition of what a big rig is. For motor homes up to 40 feet, there's easy access in and out of the sites after you unhook your tow vehicle. But, if you're a 40 ft 5er being pulled by a large pickup or medium-duty truck, it's a pain. Forget about getting out if your neighbor's car/truck is parked in front of or next to their motorhome or trailer. Especially if you're in the row next to the main building. Everybody with anything bigger than a Ford Explorer has to park sideways across the front of the trailer because the side parking spaces for the site are for a compact-size car. Other than this one issue, it's a real nice little park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is really tight and spaces are really close. Not much room to park your toad. Many full time RV campers here. Nice casino. Wifi available in the nearby casino office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Washoe Lake is our favorite campground in the Reno-Carson City area. Strictly dry camping but there is a dump/fill station at the entrance. Smell of sage is everywhere (nice). Each site has a ramada to provide shelter from the afternoon sun. Most sites are plenty long enough to accommodate large rigs. About half hour drive into Reno if you are into the casino scene. Went to Virginia City and spent a full day visiting the various shops and exploring the wild west grave yard (very interesting epitaphs). Will always stay at Washoe Lake when visiting this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful state park set in an open desert environment. There are no hook-ups, but water is available for filling your fresh water tank and there are flush toilets and showers available as well as a dump station. The view from our campsite out across the fragrant sagebrush and beyond to the mountains in the distance was beautiful. There is very little shade available so this campground would be quite hot in the summer. The bathrooms and showers are clean, but very basic. The water in the shower was not very warm and you have to keep pushing a button to keep the stream of water flowing - an awkward arrangement. It was a very quiet, pretty and peaceful place to camp while we explored the surrounding area. Don't miss Virginia City, an easy day trip from the park. We'd definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our fourth time staying at this outstanding state park. It is dry camping so come prepared for that and then settle back and enjoy the star night skies and the smell of sage. There are a number of short to moderate hiking trails within the park area and the sites of Reno are a fairly short drive (about 15 miles) away. This park fills up fast on the weekends and does not take reservations so plan to arrive early in the day. We will always plan to stay here when passing through the Carson City area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the second time we have stayed in this park and again it did not disappoint. It is dry camping with no hookups so be sure to fill your fresh water as you enter the park. The sites are well separated with plenty of room for tow vehicles and toads. Very quiet at night except for an occasional coyote in the distance. Each site has a armada to provide shelter from the heat of the day. It is an easy drive to both Reno and Carson City to partake of shopping, dining or the casinos. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park for dry camping in the off season. Quiet and empty. Staff is polite and helpful. Plenty to do in the area and at the lake during the summer. This is pure dry camping. The water available from water faucets is not drinkable - a general condition around the entire valley (I lived in the valley for 5 years prior to camping here). But during our stay here, there was a boil water notice because of bacteria found in the water, which seemed to be particular to the park water system. There are two showers and two toilets/sinks for each loop of 20 to 30 sites each. While the bathroom was clean, the shower (I used once) never got beyond just warm, is in a large non-heated room without a shower curtain, and had a mature female black widow nesting in a corner above the seat and clothes hanger. A must is to very carefully check clothes before putting them on. The lake is large (about 4 x 2 miles) and when full offers cat -fishing, great kayaking, boating, wind surfing, and more. It's a very shallow lake (no more than about 12 feet). Best time to visit here is in the late spring after a wet winter. The north end of the lake has wet marshes with lots of water fowl and is usually stocked with catfish then. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice state park with views to the west of Washoe Lake and the Sierra. The campground is not right next to the lake but you do have a view of it from the campsites. We stayed here after Labor Day so the park was not busy and we found a nice level pull through with trees. Many sites had trees which provided shade. No hookups but water faucets are distributed throughout the campground if you need to add water to your RV. Lots of open areas for dog walking which was great for our two dogs. Only caution is the wind normally blows a lot in this area especially in the afternoon but when the sun goes down it usually stops blowing. Nice location off the highway but close to Carson City and all services. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although not as shady as Davis Creek Park across the valley from this site, this park is quite clean, big rig friendly and a whole lot quieter. Some units have shade structures. We were lucky, Washoe Lake was at the brim and the views were good. Sometimes it is drained and not quite as scenic. Good public facility! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Chose this over all the parking lot type RV parks in Carson City. Very quiet, nice views. Some sites had shade shelters over the picnic table. Many trails for walking, biking or horses. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.