Spring Valley State Park
State Parkwrite a review Highway 322
Pioche, NV 89043
GPS: 38.0236, -114.2028
|Last Price Paid:||$15|
|Number of Sites:||37|
25 AirStream International Serenity
2017 Ford F350
WAP would stay here again
“REMOTE Quiet High Desert Retreat”
Reviewed Apr 29, 2018
After spending a month in 90+ degree weather in the Sonoran Desert we were ready to see some pine trees so we stopped here for a few nights. It is a beautiful little campground surrounded by crazy rock formations, pinyon, sagebrush, and ponderosa. According to some of the reviews this campground is owned by the State but run by BLM. We were not able to determine that. Everything we saw indicated it is a State Park. Not sure it matters?
There are two loops that form a figure 8, one and then the other on top. If we were to stay here again we would stay in the upper loop. This time we were in the lower loop which saw a little more traffic. There is a trout stocked small reservoir that gets some day use and I think many of these people drive through the loop. We wished we had brought a fishing pole! The upper loop seems newer and its bathroom was newer and the showers worked better than the lower building.
We watched deer walk right though our campsite both at night and in the early morning as well as a Coyote in the middle of the day! I am certain that if we had stayed longer and been on the upper loop there would have been many more encounters with wildlife.
Surprisingly, the campground is so well tucked up in the canyon that you can’t even see the sites from the top of the walk that goes out to the spillway of the reservoir. It is very quiet and secluded! This is great if that is what you are looking for but know that you will have NO CELL SERVICE, at least with Verizon. And we had to drive a distance to get back into range.
If you take a drive past this campground you will travel on a very well groomed dirt road through BLM and private land. There are a couple of old homesteads that are in some really great locations worth seeing. We also came across a very old cemetery that was interesting to walk through and then got into some wild horses that really put a show on for us that day; playing and fighting.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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- dry camping
- boat ramp
- picnic area
- recreation trail
- water access
- fire ring
- picnic table
- dump station
- restrooms: flush
- water available
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