Water Canyon Recreation Area

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Water Canyon Rd. Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-1500 Official Website

GPS: 40.9295, -117.6736

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 5433 ft
Max Stay: 3
Tent Camping: Yes

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

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GIJane
CA 23' Winnebago Travato
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 2
“Local Hangout ”

Reviewed May 30, 2019

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We've stayed in Water Canyon two different times. The first time was in early May the second was after the Memorial Day weekend. The second time was our last. While the canyon is very pretty with lots of natural beauty, it is a locals hangout. On our second night in the canyon during our second stay we experienced way to many people pa... more

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Benzamin
25' Leisure Travel Van Unity FX
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Benzamin would stay here again

“Gem of an overnight stay on the way through Nevada”

Reviewed May 26, 2019

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Passed through in May 2019 on the way from California to Wyoming over Memorial Day weekend. I didn't expect to find such a green and verdant space in the middle of the Nevada desert! The road into the rec area was extremely well-graded -- probably the nicest road I've ever driven down to reach a boondocking spot. We parked at the 5t... more

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GlacierCampingNat...
Missoula, MT 26' Forest River SUNSEEKER 2390TS
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 2

GlacierCampingNation.com would stay here again

“Creek side camping ”

Reviewed May 16, 2019

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We followed our GPS up water Canyon Road through the residential section but then it opened up and lead right to the recreation area. Most sites have concrete picnic tables and fire rings. We stayed at a pool through right alongside a fast moving creek. Unfortunately it rained for a couple days straight before we got here So it is a l... more

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LC
NC 29' Bigfoot 29G
74 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Lovely setting close to town and I80”

Reviewed Oct 19, 2018

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We stayed here one night in October 2018. Access easy off the highway and our spot was level and beautiful. We were at the 3rd or 4th campsite after the entrance. Maverik station right down the road had free water and dump as well. Would definitely stay again!

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3bars
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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0

static would stay here again

“Not that far from Winnemucca ”

Reviewed Sep 06, 2018

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I thought that I wouldn’t find it, as there was no “real” address that my Garmin understood. But just head for any street number on Water Canyon and keep heading south; you’ll run into it. The good: Free! Modern pit toilet, dumpster for garbage, good picnic tables, shade structures, great views, babbling brook. Sites are about 1/4 m... more

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TALOW
Minden, NV
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

TALOW would stay here again

“Free BLM Camping”

Reviewed Jul 05, 2018

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Great little canyon about 3.4 miles south out of Winnemucca. This is however a locals hangout due to how close to town it is...with that said, there is a LOT of traffic from early morning until very late at night. All sites are just off the road, so you hear all the traffic. There's only a couple sites for 30'+ RVs. We got our 35' 5th... more

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GW
RI 34' Fleetwood Bounder 33C
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

GW would stay here again

“Beautiful!”

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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We didn't drive too far in once we got there, we stayed in the 3rd or 4th site we came to on the right. It was next to a brook with butterflies and birds everywhere! It was like we stumbled into a little piece of paradise. There were a lot of RV's that went by us, but it was fairly peaceful. We only had time to stay one night, but ... more

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Debs
42' Montana 3790
25 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Debs would stay here again

“Excellent spot”

Reviewed Oct 06, 2017

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Note that this is a 3 day max stay area. To stay longer you MUST get approval from the BLM office (I am pretty sure there is one in town). We ran into a BLM employee at a campsite and he was super nice and authorized our extended stay, however, note it is rarely done "in season". (We were here mostly during the week in Early October... more

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Working Adventure
Saint Paul, MN 31' Winnebago Access
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Working Adventure would stay here again

“Mountain Landscape in a random town”

Reviewed Sep 17, 2017

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Once you get past the 3-mile dirt road, the sites are actually pretty nice. We had a hard time getting level in our Class C, but once we did, we enjoyed our stay. Logistics: It's off a long dirt road just outside of town. You have to drive by several RV parks and KOA's to get here, but it's worth it. It's free and the views are bea... more

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4bars
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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: 5
Site Number: Group Site
“Nice views, but high traffic”

Reviewed Sep 10, 2017

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Just inside and to the South of Winnemucca, NV. OK for a day or two, so I stayed for apx 5 days. Road goes quite a ways back, I went a little bit, but started to narrow with no place to turn around, luckily found a place and did. I stayed at the Group Site as the lower ones were full. Has a great view. Very busy with ATVs so lotsa... more

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3bars
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Campground Review - Water Canyon Recreation Area: Winnemucca, Nevada (or BLM for Beginners) - Living In Beauty

Posted May 29, 2017 – Narrated by Carmen To listen to the podcast, click the play button. Water CanyonBy Release date:...

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POST 18: Winnemucco Nevada and Water Canyon Recreation Area - A Snails Life and Lovin' it!

June 18th, 2017 We found this really cool town just off the highway called Winnemucco, in Nevada and easily found this awesome BLM area just outside of the town called   Water Canyon. This BLM Camp...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault

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