Virgin Valley Campground

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

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Sage Brush Rd.
Denio, NV 89404
775-941-0199
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GPS: 41.8534, -119.0021

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 15
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4823 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Great place in the middle of no where”

Reviewed Aug 25, 2018

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Was a great spot for the most part. It has ponds and a “pool” to swim in. Was quiet for the most part. When I stayed there were kids who started screaming at the top of their lungs while riding their bikes at 5am. I liked this place. Road was a bit bumpy. Big rigs should be fine. No service for miles. Make sure to fill u... more

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DavidLeona
Klamath Falls, OR
10 Ford
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

DavidLeona would stay here again

“First time boondocking”

Reviewed Jun 03, 2018

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Wife has Parkinson, we did fine. Got crowded off and on.

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Debs

42 Montana 3790
25 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Debs would stay here again

“Nice spot- Way out there”

Reviewed Oct 03, 2017

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Nice spot - clean. sites are a bit haphazard but you can figure it out. No fuel for 30 miles (Denio Junction) and you best bring EVERYTHING you need as it is way out there. Very quiet, clean, great spot to truly get away from it all. A couple campers each night we were there but not crowded by any means. The road could use grated,... more

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fpoole
Seattle, WA
24 Arctic Fox Truck Camper 990
2016 RAM Flatbed HD 5500 Diesel
20 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
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fpoole would stay here again

“Nice and quiet”

Reviewed Sep 09, 2017

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Nice out in the middle of NoWhere... Virgin Valley Campground. Happened on this as I was running out of daylight and the one I was planning on was "Closed" Looks like an irrigation project with various "Ponds" around. Has a "Hot Spring" with shower and swimming pond/pool. Nice area, also ORV area too, I think? One was riding, but... more

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

BruceM would stay here again

“Great stop for us in cold, snowy weather. And free!”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2017

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Another one night stop on our slow journey to Washington State. Unpaved road from highway 140 to the CG is gravel and well maintained. The information kiosk near the highway had lots of brochures Sheldon National Refuge. A sign just after the kiosk advertises the Royal Peacock Ranch which has full RV hookups, but the sign near the C... more

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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
64 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Unbelievable Free Campground”

Reviewed Dec 05, 2016

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This free campground is truly impressive, not only because of it's serene beauty & amenities, but because it was built and is maintained by volunteers! We camped here in mid November and there were 2 other rigs on Friday night and we had it to ourselves Saturday night. The sites aren't too clearly marked as it is mostly an open-ish a... more

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SubaruVagabond

Subaru Outback
47 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

SubaruVagabond would stay here again

“Surprisingly Great Free Campground”

Reviewed Oct 03, 2016

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I was really surprised by this campground. It's just a free campground in the middle of Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. It's a gravel road down to the campground, which was in excellent condition while I was here. Some of the sites are in lesser quality, but a few seemed like pretty good quality also. There is a spot for a campgro... more

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Deke and Tiffani
Culver City, CA
17 VW Eurovan
2010 Airstream (Previous) CCD International
85 reviews
Date stayed: 7/13/14

Deke and Tiffani would stay here again

“We tried staying here, but it was full. ”

Reviewed Aug 04, 2014

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There are very few places to stay in this area, and we stopped here, but it was full. I just snapped these photos. It has no hook ups and the road to the entrance is very rough.

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A Weekend of Seclusion to Start the Long Journey Home

 Now, even if this did all seem too good to be true, the drive from Paisly, OR to the Virgin Valley would have been completely worth it.  It was without a doubt some of the most breathtaking driving th...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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