Chris Flat Campground

Toiyabe National Forest

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U.S. 395
Coleville, CA 96107
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GPS: 38.394, -119.456

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 15
Pad Type: asphalt
Open Seasonally: May-October
Elevation: 6847 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes
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Kate @ MotorhomeO...

30 Four Winds Hurricane
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 4

Kate @ MotorhomeOnTheRange would stay here again

“A quiet escape on the West Walker River”

Reviewed Jul 12, 2017

Overall Rating

I stayed at Chris Flat twice - in the last week of June and in the beginning off July 2017. Having no reviews to go by, it was just a happy accident to end up here. The campground is right off 395 along the banks of the West Walker River, which is apparently great for trout fishing. Every site is first-come, first-served and it does fill up on the weekends, but I never saw it 100% filled to capacity. The sites are decently spaced. Unlike what the landing page says, the campground can easily fit RVs/trailers up to about 35 or 40 feet. We were more than comfortable in site #4 at 30'.

What I love about Chris Flat are the tall pines and the sound of rushing water. Even with the highway right there, it's mostly quiet. Camp hosts Roy and JoAnn keep the place really clean and were super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. There are trash dumpsters, bathrooms, and a few water spigots if you need them. Firewood can be purchased for $7/bundle and there are also TONS of pine cones to help get your campfire lit.

As for the spots... we chose #4 because it had some shade and we'd just come from some pretty extreme heat. #3 is one of the best for solar and #10 has what looks like the best view of the river (along with being a long spot). Chris Flat is also available for day use at $6 per vehicle, but they honor passes like America the Beautiful.

Cell service ranged from usually 1-3 bars 4G on Verizon, though occasionally it dropped out. As for weather, it was 90s during the day but mid to low 50s at night -- hence why they're only open from April to October. Temps rise and drop fast. Luckily with the shade on our site, I never had to turn on the gennie to run my AC.

This place was a treat and I'll definitely be here again before the season is out if I find myself up 395 again!

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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