Desert Creek Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

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FR-027 Gardnerville, NV 89410 760-932-7070 775-331-6444 Official Website

GPS: 38.6221, -119.3403

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Overview of Desert Creek Campground

Number of Sites 6

Elevation 6,266 ft / 1,909 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Dan & Jen Nevada
NV 32' Newmar Bay Star 3113
81 reviews
“Not For RV's!!!”

Reviewed 12/25/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
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Used to live in the small town of Smith nearby and spent a lot of time up in the canyon. While you might be able to get a small tent trailer or tear drop in here, RV's aren't advised. There are seven creek crossings, numerous low branches, narrow sections and rocky areas. 4WD recommended.

However, there a few dispersed spots as you enter the lower canyon and 4-6 sites on the upper end of the canyon that I've seen larger RV's in. The upper canyon is accessed from another Forest Service road (NF-50) 10 or so miles south along the highway and it's a long trip in, though there are some spots along the way closer to the highway. Rain will make that road impassable.

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • OHV
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pets


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