Washoe Lake State Park

State Park

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4855 East Lake Blvd
Carson City, NV 89704
775-687-4319
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GPS: 39.242, -119.764

Last Price Paid: $17
Number of Sites: 49
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 5046 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

12 people have reviewed this location.

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eastsidej
CA
9 Toyota Tacoma with Cabover Camper Six-Pac Mini 6'
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 20

eastsidej would stay here again

“Convenient clean campground with lake and mountain views ”

Reviewed Feb 17, 2018

Overall Rating

We have been camping here for years since it is such a convenient location when visiting Reno/ Carson and is open year round, The sites are basic but nice with table, shade structure, and fire pit. The bathrooms flush and are clean. Nice short walking trails from the campground. It can be pretty hot/ exposed in summer or wind prone wit... more

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RVSquirrel

Pleasure-Way Lexor
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 022

RVSquirrel would stay here again

“Lots of Deer and Wild Horses. Remote location yet close to Carson City and Reno.”

Reviewed Nov 30, 2017

Overall Rating

Non-reservable sites. We arrived about 2pm on a late October Friday and got the last spot. Many campers circling all afternoon but the campground was full. It's a more popular campground than we expected. B loop closes for winter. Really clean campsite with table, shade and fire ring. Self-serve check in once you pick your site. We... more

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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
66 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 3

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“A Nice Campground in a Great Area”

Reviewed Aug 15, 2017

Overall Rating

We loved Carson City and our trips up to Lake Tahoe. As far as campgrounds to base these things out of, this place is pretty good. It's a basic dry campground, but the sites are well spaced and well cared for. They were updating the picnic table in all of the sites while we were there. The showers were nice, but there are not many ... more

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Jen and Q
Livingston, TX
27 Airstream Flying Cloud Twin
2012 Ford F-250
142 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 14

Jen and Q would stay here again

Reviewed Oct 22, 2016

Overall Rating

Loved this campground, just wish there was a longer stay limit than 7 nights. Easy access to Carson City and everything that offers. From my observation, the sites seemed very well spaced although not much in the way of privacy foliage and such. Each site has a ramada which helps if it gets really hot. It's a dry lake now and proba... more

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4bars
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M&M
CA
24 Nash 22GQ
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 10
“Beautiful and Convenient to Carson City & Reno”

Reviewed Jul 17, 2016

Overall Rating

We camp here when we're visiting family in Carson City. It's perfect for our needs: close to town and an escape into the outdoors for our after hours enjoyment. We're fine with dry camping and the showers are nice. The park doesn't take reservations so once you get a site, you're in for your max 7 day stay. That being said, we've never... more

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Anthony Sherman
Kennebunk, ME
17 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 4
“Put this on your list!”

Reviewed May 06, 2016

Overall Rating

Hot showers, flush toilets, multiple water faucets, & a dump station - a great place to get recharged. Washoe Lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides, has lovely low bush foliage throughout, and its just ten minutes to Carson City. Carson City is a lovely small town - big enough to have all you need, and small enough that traf... more

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KnKFoster

38 5th Wheel 3500 Silverado
39 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 3

KnKFoster would stay here again

“Beautiful, Quiet Park”

Reviewed Sep 25, 2015

Overall Rating

We chose this park to test out our solar system and really liked it. The lake was completely dry, but the campground is quite pretty. There are very few trees, so not much shade or privacy, but we selected a spot that had a nice view and didn't directly face a neighbor. There are no hookups here, so come prepared. Access to the pa... more

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
269 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 3

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“Desert sage and small city convenience leaves me longing though, for Tahoe”

Reviewed Jun 16, 2015

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The sun will beat it out of you, if you allow it the privilege. Four years into a drought and Washoe Lake is struggling to deserve the title of large mud puddle. We came here as it was an hour closer to our inevitable destination of northern Oregon. We're on a bit of a mission. But to leave Tahoe for this was perhaps a bit prem... more

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3bars
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Life's Little Adv...

30 Lazy Daze 50th Anniversary 30' Island Bed
2011 Subaru Forester
60 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 10

Life's Little Adventures would stay here again

“We loved it!”

Reviewed Jun 10, 2015

Overall Rating

We were looking for a place to camp over Memorial Day that did not take reservations. We arrived the Tuesday before and the campground was nearly empty, probably due to the fact that there was no water in the lake. Sites are huge, long, and mostly level on pavement, which was good as we had rain for almost the entire week we were there... more

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5bars
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Island Girl Walka...

39 National Tropical
2011 Subaru Impreza
70 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 11

Island Girl Walkabout would stay here again

“Like a little oasis just outside of Carson City ”

Reviewed May 16, 2015

Overall Rating

This state park is in a lovely setting overlooking the Washoe Lake (currently) dry lake bed and surrounded by mountains. The campsites are very well spaced, with concrete pads, covered picnic tables and fire rings. They only have dry camping, but have water spigots throughout, rest rooms and showers and a dump site (with a $5 fee). ... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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