Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

Dept. Fish & Wildlife

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Great Basin Highway 93 Alamo, NV 89001 775-725-3417 Official Website

GPS: 37.2999, -115.1221

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 15
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 3389 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
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2bars
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3bars
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1bars
Sprint 3G
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NomadicMoments.com
21' Ford F250
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 3

NomadicMoments.com would stay here again

“Beautiful Lake with lots of Birds”

Reviewed Jun 07, 2019

Overall Rating

We loved the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The wildlife especially birds are abundant although I also walked up on a skunk coming up from the lake shore. The campground is spread out along the eastern lakeshore so most sites don't have neighbors. There are 3 drop pit toilets spread out along the gravel road. The only downsides a... more

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BruceM
Kennewick, WA 32' Airstream Excella 1000 2011 Ford F-250 4x4 6.2L Gas
30 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 13

BruceM would stay here again

“Beautiful spot for 1 or several days. Can't beat free.”

Reviewed May 01, 2019

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Better coordinates are for the entrance off of US 93 - 37.31691, -11512968. Reason being that this the ONLY entrance to the campground (there's a sign). Coming from the South, I put in the coordinates listed, which are for the middle of the campground, and my GPS said to turn at the visitor center entrance and go north on the dirt ro... more

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boondockinglife
Vashon, WA 22' Lance 1010 Dodge Ram 3500
67 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

boondockinglife would stay here again

“Nice refuge, but proximity to the highway spoils it a bit”

Reviewed Dec 18, 2018

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15 first come first serve sites along the Eastern shore of Upper Pahranagat Lake. Each site has picnic tables, fire rings, a cooking grill, and access to vault toilets. Big garbage dumpster at the turn-in off the highway. Not pictured is the fairly active 2-lane highway running 100 yards in front of my truck that generates a good bit o... more

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1bars
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3bars
Verizon Voice Only

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PH
40' Tiffin Phaeton 2017 Chevy Spark
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

PH would stay here again

“Great Spot!”

Reviewed Nov 02, 2018

Overall Rating

We got site 7. We think Sites 1 or 7 are the best because they are very private, single sites. Many of the other sites are dual sites. All the sites are right in the lake, great bird watching. We are not typically bird watchers but our binoculars were out all the time! A couple miles down the highway is the Visitors Center, very wo... more

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2bars
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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 9

Hikerjenn would stay here again

“Fantastic campsite”

Reviewed May 25, 2018

Overall Rating

Great campsite right by the lake. Would give 5 stars, but lots of road noise. Cell service was spotty on my phone, but get on husband's

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T&S Adventures
Las Vegas, NV 2005 Tropical
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 7

T&S Adventures would stay here again

“Beautiful”

Reviewed Mar 31, 2018

Overall Rating

This is the 2nd time we have visited this location, it’s a great quick get away close to Las Vegas where we live full time. First visit was in November of last year and lucked upon site 1. Which is an amazing spot, has less highway noise than site 7 we used this past week. It is dry campsites, no water or dump stations available. ... more

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3bars
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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Shawna would stay here again

Reviewed Dec 16, 2017

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Super spacious and private spots all with lake access. A little road noise but the view makes it so worth it

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 6
“Oasis”

Reviewed Nov 26, 2017

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I have wanted to camp here for many years. I stayed here in later October and was lucky to find an open spot at noon. Camp sites are on the side of the dirt road and small loops off the road. Larger rigs were in several of the sites. A couple of the sites are tent camping only. The highway runs Other than the highway noise which runs ... more

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Bill
16' Airstream Sport
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1

Bill would stay here again

“Really pretty spot”

Reviewed Oct 29, 2017

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We walked, visited the visitor center, and watched the birds. We enjoyed our stay here. We took a short ride north to Mt. Irksh Wilderness to see the rock art. So worth the drive!

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: can't remember

Santana would stay here again

“Great. ”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2017

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We found this place by accident. We were on a road/camping trip on our way to Yellowstone, via Big Basin National Park and the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. We only stopped for the night. Very surprised to find out that it was free. Only other two campers were there. Did not explore, but enjoyed the one night stay. The small lake is... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault

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