Illipah Reservoir

BLM

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NF-400
Ely, NV 89301
775-289-1800
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GPS: 39.3363, -115.3894

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 17
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 6811 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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5 people have reviewed this location.

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1bars
Verizon Voice Only
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 0

Sloopygirl would stay here again

“Great FREE BLM campground”

Reviewed Jul 06, 2018

Overall Rating

This campground is easy access off Route 50 in Nevada - America's Loneliest Road. It has nicely spaced sites, some with a great view of the reservoir. It was a bit windy while I was there, but it's up on a plateau. There is no cell service, and no drinking water but each site has a covered table and fire pit. People were fishing ea... more

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17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Stunningly gorgeous, but once I realized there was no Wi-Fi or Verizon phone, I had to leave :(”

Reviewed Jun 27, 2017

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Stunningly gorgeous, but once I realized there was no Wi-Fi or Verizon phone, I had to leave :(

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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
119 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 10

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Free campground with spacious sites, covered picnic tables, lovely views, and fishing! Wow!”

Reviewed Jun 06, 2017

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We stayed just one night Illipah Reservoir and were amazed at the quality of the sites for a free campground! Just a little over a mile off of Hwy 50 on the graded, gravel FS Rd 401 is a hidden gem of a campground. We stayed in the upper loop with views of the small reservoir and surrounding hills. The sites were very large and well se... more

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NapaTony

8 Lance 150s Lite
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

NapaTony would stay here again

“Good Boondocking Site Close to Hwy. 50”

Reviewed Dec 29, 2016

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Good gravel road in, just a short drive from the highway. We stayed in late Dec. with a couple of inches of snow on the ground, and it looked like we were the only ones there. Arrived after dark, left before dawn, so can't tell you much. Spaces were large, flat, and well spaced, no cell phone reception.

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Vairman
Glen Mills, PA
38 Lifestyle Ford F450
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Vairman would stay here again

“Good spot for boondocking ”

Reviewed Jun 19, 2015

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First of all for the price (free) it's great. We backed up to the Reservoir although it is currently very low. Pros: Free wide open and large sites. walk to the reservoir wildlife (Wild mustangs around the water) Several pit toilets Cons: Very buggy, this kept us inside more than we normally would be while boondockin... more

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1bars
Verizon Voice Only

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Land Cruising Adventure: Illipah Reservoir BLM Campground | Nevada

  Bureau of Land Management does a great job with campgrounds.  This one is easy to find, just a mile or so off Route 50, which claims to be the "loneliest road in America".      The campgro...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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