River Campground

Lahontan State Recreation Area

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Lahontan Dam Road Fallon, NV 89406 775-867-3500 775-867-3001 Official Website

GPS: 39.4641, -119.0619

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Overview of River Campground

Number of Sites 11

Elevation 4,068 ft / 1,239 m

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of River Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 4/11/2017
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/16/2015
14 reviews
“Bare bones place ”

Reviewed 9/14/2020

Overall Rating

9/14/2020, very smoky here from the surrounding fires. Pesky swarming bugs in the evening, and there’s a weird smell. Otherwise the place was ok, very basic and simple. Sites are nicely spread out. We found the campground by following directions for River Campground from Hwy 50, and I believe we made it to Lahontan Dam campgro... more

Site Quality
Verizon 3G

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Kennewick, WA
32' Airstream Excella 1000
2011 Ford F-250 4x4 6.2L Gas
31 reviews
“Followed GPS to the give coordinates just to check it out for further reference.”

Reviewed 4/11/2017

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

First, to clarify, this is for the Rec area #2, otherwise known as the Fallon side (East side) of the Reservoir. I think the previous review is for Rec area #1, Silver Spring/West side. See “You are here” map in the pictures. I followed my GPS from downtown Fallon. It took me West on route 50 (Reno highway), then left on Carson hig... more

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

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“Talk about a good lookin' sky!”

Reviewed 10/16/2015

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Let me be the first to say that, if you find yourself at a dump station with a small picnic area and a dirt road by the bathroom that seems like you can boondock there, you're on the wrong side of the reservoir. Go back to the main road, hang a right, then the next right. Pass the ranger station. Pass the entrance booth. Go left. The s... more

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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Rugged road but do it anyway!!

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