Just wanted to post kudos for Blake Ranch. When we arrived, tired and ready to settle in for the night, turned out the park was full. Rather than send us down the road they suggested we dry camp for free in their nice parking lot. Good folks.
Nice little park. 50 amp worked fine. Police station is on the grounds for an added benefit. If you're in a big rig come in a secondary entrance as the primary (3 pillars) is pretty darn tight. There's a dump station right next to the main entrance and we got our fresh water fill at a spigot on the police station lawn (asked first). I gotta say, Burlington is a neat little town.
We stayed at Ute the first night they were open for the 2014 season so our issue may well have been fixed. When I plugged into the 30 amp receptacle, it was reading between 126 and 130 volts which I figure is just on the edge of being acceptable. After a few hours it increased to 133 volts at which time my electrical management system shut us down to avoid damage. I notified the ranger the next morning. Probably fine now but better check the voltage just in case. We were in the Yucca section.
Peaceful with great views of Walker Lake. Great place to dry camp. 20 Mile is on the east end of the lake. If you are in a big rig, after turning into 20 Mile, be sure and turn left at the cross road. You'll come to a nice pull out spot on the lake side or you can continue to the end of the road for another nice spot. There is room to turn around a big rig at either spot. The only drawback when we were there was lots of flies. There's laundromat in Hawthorne (Rock by the River Motel) and a NAPA. We were in a 40' RV with toad.
Good place to recharge your batteries. Pretty funky. You leave a $5 deposit for water and the attendant gives you a key to turn it on at your site. I asked about it. It's to prevent water theft. Pretty tight for a big rig (40' with toad). You need a looooong sewer hose and it's close to running uphill. Good place for a quick turnaround.
Access is well signed and all paved. The park is nestled within some nifty rock formations. The sites all have ramadas, fire rings, and picnic tables and several are fine for big rigs. We're in a 36' with toad. There is a dump and water available but no power. No cellular connectivity. Generators are OK. This park takes reservations and when we arrived at around noon, most of the unoccupied sites had reservation tags. In fact, we got the last site (handicapped, only pull through and only water at site). I suggest you reserve in advance or arrive early. A camper and toad showed up after us and was turned around. We saw that they found a nice place to dry camp nearby so that's an option if you can't get a spot. Some wonderful scenery here.
Watch for the turnoff; it's easy to miss. The BLM site indicates 35' max but when you enter the road there is a sign that indicates a max of 24' with an 18' trailer. Go for it! The road is steep, dirt and very narrow with a couple of tight switchbacks but look upon this as a challenge and you'll enjoy the ride up. Just keep your fingers crossed that you don't meet another rig coming down! When you get into the park, go slow and watch out for trees. The sites are for the most part very unlevel and pretty small but there are a few that a big rig can fit in. We stayed in site (they call them units) number 8 and it worked out just fine, even got leveled. It's kind of a side of the road pull through. Once you're in, it is excellent. Quiet and beautiful. There is water available but no dump. Each site has a secluded picnic table and fire ring. Have to haul out your garbage. Initially, we didn't have a MiFi connection but found that it sort of comes and goes. We were able to do a weather check for example. There was almost no one here when we stayed (until three vans from BYU arrived!). There's a good hike which is labeled Nature Trail. Great place to stay!
Several easy access spots for big rigs in this small campground. The location is just great with some of the best views you've ever seen. You look down to the Green River from 1,700 feet above on the canyon rim. It's all dry camping. There is water available but no dump. You can dump at Firemen's Memorial Park which is about 10 miles away toward the dam on 191. Each site has a nice fire ring and picnic table. The whole park is quiet. When we were there (June) there were almost no other campers. The Visitor's Center is nice and the staff friendly. Check out the videos and take the short walk by the Center. It is great! We got excellent connectivity with our MiFi. We stayed in Site 16 which is nice if you have solar. If not, try number 10 as it is very private. We were in a 36' rig with a toad.
Access is great. The campground is right in Baker. Just pull off the road at the bar and head in. The manager may or may not be there. I suggest you climb down and take a look around to get the lay of the sites as they are pretty weird. There are two 50 amp sites and bunch of 30s that are set up in a double fashion. We just pulled into a 30 and sort of took up both sites. That way we got some nice shade. The power, water, and sewer are all fine but the park is one of those aging roses. Probably prefer to use your own shower and facilities. It's fine for a night or two. No MiFi connection here but the park has a fast Hughes broadband connection. The bar is open from 4pm to 10pm more or less.
Access is great. The campground is eight miles up from Baker. Paved all the way. The road in the campground is a little tight with overhanging trees but we had no problem in our 36' RV. (There is another campground just up from this one, the Upper Lehman, but it's pretty tight for a big rig. There is a third one up on Wheeler Peak but it's really a tenter park.) The campground is sweet. Eleven sites with lots of privacy and a wonderful creek running right through it. There are two or three good sites for big rigs. We camped in number 10 which is the most level and gives you your own creek beach! The price when the water is turned on is $12 (half for Senior Pass) and $6 when there is no water. There are restrooms but that's all. You can dump near the Visitor's Center for $5 but we weren't able to get water there as it's set up for gravity feed tanks. We went down the hill to Baker to the Sinclair Station and got our water there. Best to just go there, dump and get water. It's $5 to dump. There is no cell connectivity in the park but our Dish satellite antenna worked fine. Take a drive up to Wheeler Peak; take the toad through Oceola (not much there but a nice drive); stop and see the deer antler place.
Just outside of Ely with easy access. It's a basic, aging park with many long termers. They have a laundry but we used the very nice one located just a couple of minutes from the park (Soap & Suds). Water pressure is pretty low at the park. Lots of long termers coming and going and lots of traffic noise. Fair MiFi with Verizon but the park's Wi-Fi was pretty good. We stayed in a 36' with toad. Swing wide coming into the pull throughs. It's an OK place to spend a night and get recharged.
Great park. Easy access, friendly staff, cell and MiFi and pet friendly. Beautiful 4 mile hike through the gorge and nice places to visit nearby (in the toad, Pioche, Echo Canyon, Spring Valley). There's a nice accessible dump on the access road into the park. Generators OK. (Probably remember us as ours started up automatically at 4 AM!)
Great place to spend a few days. Sites tight and not level but we managed to get our 36' in site #9. Pull thru at top was already taken. Close to highway but not much traffic. All good except restroom which was really awful. There's a vault toilet that's much better. Hiking is nice on dirt roads as long as you don't mind running into grazing cows. Really enjoyed our stay here. Watch carefully for the entrance sign or you'll miss it!
Easy access, right on the lake, pet friendly, 4G MiFi. We are rating it a 5 because of its Jekyll & Hyde personality. During the week it is quiet and serene but come the weekend all hell breaks loose with hordes of people flowing in. Lots of drinking' and merriment, beer cans and party detritus everywhere. If you're into music this is the place for you with a different genre blasting from each campsite. Watch out for the RC car flying by you on your walk! Staff is friendly. When you check in peek inside the booth. You'll see lots of high tech video and communications equipment right alongside the largest collection of rubber stamps you've ever seen. They have a stamp for everything!
We stayed in this great park for 8 days. We got our 36-footer into one of the tight, unlevel sites but were able to move up to the one pull-through the next day. Able to level and had a wonderful view. No cell but we got MiFi reception at the pull through. Satellite (roof mount) wouldn't work but who needs it! The rangers and their helpers, as seems to be the case in all Nevada parks, we're friendly and courteous. If you have a big rig, swing wide at the entry as it's more than a 90 degree turn and be very careful of the overhanging trees and narrow cattle guard.