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Overview of Gold Canyon Dispersed

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type dirt

Elevation 4633 ft

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Gold Canyon Dispersed 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/27/2018
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/27/2018
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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Last reported 10/27/2018
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GIJane
CA 23' Winnebago Travato
4 reviews
“Bumpy road, wash out area ”

Reviewed 5/31/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

The site had a few folks camping but the road was really bumpy and looked to be almost washed out. The vegetation was pretty thick off the main drag. Felt like a wave off so we did.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Aluminarium
Tonasket, WA Airstream Ford F-250
280 reviews
“Free camping close to Carson City & Virginia City”

Reviewed 10/27/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Overall Rating

The coordinates listed on Campendium are for the general camping area, but don't put them into Google maps (or whatever you're using) it will try to take you a way that is inaccessible to RV's. Use 39.222717, -119.638593 as the entrance coordinates, and then once you turn on to the dirt road, update your GPS to 39.2335, -119.6132.

The road coming in is a bit bumpy, but no problem for our 27 foot Airstream. There are a few campsites that are closer to the main road (called "Dayton-Virginia City Dispersed" on Campendium) and were occupied sporadically during our stay. We chose to drive farther back to the Gold Canyon spots to get some distance from the highway.

Our campsite was about 1.5 miles from the entrance coordinates off Hwy 50. The setting is primarily dessert scrub brush and littered with garbage. There are plenty of spots away from where some of the more serious dumping has occurred.

Overall, it was a very convenient spot to whatever services we needed. There is water and a free dump station at the Maverik gas station in Carson City, and we got propane at the Dayton Valley Mart.

Verizon: DOWNLOAD 5.19 Mbps, UPLOAD 4.04 Mbps
AT&T: DOWNLOAD 20.71 Mbps, UPLOAD 8.54 Mbps
T-Mobile: DOWNLOAD 20.87 Mbps, UPLOAD 8.04 Mbps

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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  • Dispersed Camping
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