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CAMPGROUND NAME: Angel Creek

VISIT DATE: 09/24/2001

UPDATE DATE:  5/19/2013

STATE: Nevada

REGION: Intermountain

RANGER DISTRICT: Ruby Mountains

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wells

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Wells, NV, at intersection of Humboldt Ave. and Angel Lake
Rd., take Angel Lake Rd. west 3.7 miles to Angel Creek sign. 
Turn left at sign and go 0.7 miles to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,800 ft.

The campground, located on a grass-covered foothill of the East
Humboldt Mountain in stands of tall, mature Aspen, is composed of
two unnamed loops.  The first loop has shorter parking aprons and
more shade then the second, lower loop.  The campground is
convenient to Wells, NV for a cook's night out.  Not as high as the
nearby Angel Lake campground, vistas of Clove Valley are limited,
but views of the northern stretch of Ruby Mountains, are
magnificent.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 17 through October 31

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $15 per day - weekend before Memorial Day through September 8
$12 per day - September 9 through November 11
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18
   
   Total Sites: 18

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 18
No. Grilles on Sites: 18
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.  An RV waste station, with potable
water, is available in Wells, NV at the Flying J Truck Stop at
I-80, exit 352 - no fee.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
One water spigot is a hand pump.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Angel Lake VISIT DATE: 09/24/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2013 STATE: Nevada REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Ruby Mountains NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wells RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Wells, NV, at intersection of Humboldt Ave. and Angel Lake Rd., take Angel Lake Rd. west 11.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign, then immediately left into campground. NOTE: Although paved with great views, the state does not recommend travel trailers or large motor homes on the last 4 miles of the access road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,300 ft. The campground has two unnamed loops in a basin at the foot of Greys Peak. The camp sites are located among dwarf, shoulder- high Aspen which provide excellent privacy. Each site has a panoramic view of Greys Peak towering above and Clover Valley below. This is a scenic campground, well worth the drive. Some camp sites have no grilles; all have an in-ground fire ring. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 24 through September 29 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $32 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available in Wells, NV at the Flying J Truck Stop at I80, exit 352 - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Angel Lake is 13 acres. HIKING Greys Lake (foot & horse) - 4.8 miles Provides access to East Humboldt Wilderness. FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Bend VISIT DATE: 09/20/2002 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2013 STATE: Nevada REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Mountain City NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mountain City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mountain City, NV, take State Rt. 225 south 18.5 miles to Big Bend Campground sign. Turn left after sign onto gravel (then dirt) road and go 8.7 miles to an intersection. Continue straight through the intersection, passing Forest Service sign, and go 1.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: Dirt and gravel road is mostly wide single-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is composed of two loops in a dense stand of Aspen. Most camp sites are widely spaced with dense Aspen growth. Privacy is good. The Aspen growth should provide excellent fall colors. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 31; weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Wild Horse Reservoir State Park. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lye Creek VISIT DATE: 09/25/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2013 STATE: Nevada REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Rosa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Winnemucca RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Winnemucca, NV, take US Rt. 95 north 21 miles to Lye Creek campground sign at intersection of State Rt. 290. Turn right onto State Rt. 290 and go 18.1 miles to Hinkey Summit and stop signs in Paradise. Turn right at signs and go about 100 yards to Lye Creek campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 16.9 miles to Lye Creek Road sign. Turn left at sign and go 1.2 miles to campground. NOTE: The road surface for the last 15 miles is gravel and rough. There are also stretches that are single-lane, steep, and switchback. Although there are camp site parking aprons long enough for medium sized RVs, driving an RV on the access roads is not recommended. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,520 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, stretches up Lye Creek drainage in a stand of Aspen. Four water sheds flow in Lye Creek, ensuring it has some water most years. The elevation and ample shade make the campground a comfortable place to be in hot weather. Although the campground was not built by the Civilain Conservation Corps (CCC), there are several examples of their handiwork in the area. Two examples are the nearby Guard Station and the access road. That road offers a change for a comfortable stroll with little fear of traffic. The colorful Aspen leaves in Fall should make the campground a good stop at that time. Sharp eyes may spot Bighorn sheep in the surrounding rugged mountains. There is a small convenience store in Paradise, NV that has limited groceries. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 15 - weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day - single $10 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 WATER SPORTS Wadding may be possible in Lye Creek. HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: South Ruby, a.k.a. Ruby Marsh VISIT DATE: 09/25/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2013 STATE: Nevada REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Ruby Mountains NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Elko RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Elko, NV, take I-80 east 17.9 miles to Exit 321 (Halleck/Ruby Valley/State Rt. 229). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 229 and go 36 miles to a "Ruby Lake NWR 35" sign. Continue straight (Rt. 229 becomes State Rt. 767) for 35.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: Last 23.3 miles are a treated dirt and gravel road surface. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,300 ft. The campground, located on the side of Ruby Mountains Range overlooking the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, is comprised of two loops. The vegetation is single-leaf Pinyon and Rocky Mountain juniper trees. The understory is primarily Sagebrush. This type of vegetation provides only some shade, but fair to good privacy between sites. Many camp sites have a panoramic view of the Ruby Mountains Range, other mountains and Ruby Valley (including the Refuge). Gas is available at Ruby Lake Resort, 13.1 miles north of campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Open May 3 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - May 15 through September 5 $10 per day - September 6 through May 14 Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons consist of a gravel and rocky surface. A Forest Service waste station is located 0.1 miles north of campground - fee $5. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No Comment: The campground is convenient to cold and warm water fishing. A fish cleaning station is located 0.1 miles north of campground.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Thomas Canyon VISIT DATE: 09/25/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2013 STATE: Nevada REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Ruby Mountains NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Spring Creek RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Spring Creek, NV, at the intersection of State Rts. 227 (Lamoille Hwy.) and 228, take Rt. 227 east 12.2 miles to Lamoille Canyon Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign onto Lamoille Canyon Rd. and go 7.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,800 ft. The campground, near Ruby Mountains Wilderness, is composed of three unnamed loops at the mouth of Thomas Canyon. The camp sites are nestled in among Aspen, cottonwood, and other deciduous trees. The views of sheer glacier-carved walls and Thomas and Lamoille Canyons from any camp site is magnificent, actually breathtaking. A drive up Lamoille Canyon is also spectacular. The community of Lamoille is an interesting day trip and also offers a cook's night out. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - weekend before Memorial Day through September 15 $10 per day September 16 through November 11 Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 39 Total Sites: 39 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 39 No. Grilles on Sites: 39 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Thomas Creek #113 (foot and horse) - 2 miles Provides access to Ruby Mountains Wilderness and its network of trails. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ward Mountain VISIT DATE: 09/19/2002 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2013 STATE: Nevada REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Ely NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ely RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Ely, NV, at intersection of US Rts. 6/50/93, take Rt. 6 west 6.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto gravel road and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. The campground has three separate camping areas in Pinyon pine and juniper. The first area is a snug, small 10-site loop with most of the campground's pull-throughs. The next area, 0.1 miles from campground's entrance on the left, is for large RVs. It has a water spigot at each site and more generous parking areas. The last area, also 0.1 miles from the campground's entrance across from the "RV area," is another loop with numerous back-ins. This loop is well suited for tent campers and is closest to South Trail Head. The campground also has a large area for group day- use which includes a barbeque pit and slightly overgrown ball field. See the many murals in Ely. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 29 through October 12 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day - May 29 through September 3 $4 per day - September 4 through October 12 Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 7 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are either gravel or dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 13 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING South Trail Head (foot, horse, mountain bike, ATV) North Trail Head (foot, horse, mountain bike, ATV) FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wildhorse Crossing VISIT DATE: 09/20/2001 UPDATE DATE: 5/19/2013 STATE: Nevada REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Mountain City NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mountain City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mountain City, NV, take State Rt. 225 south 10.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. The campground, convenient to State Rt. 225, stretches along the west bank of the Owyhee River with a number of camp sites tucked into willow shrubs. Sagebrush and Aspen with a few Lodgepole pine provide limited shade. Ample space between camp sites provides good privacy. Limited shade and the canyon's steep black rock walls suggest this campground could be uncomfortable during summer days. However, its close proximity to State Rt. 225 makes it a good overnight campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are sand and dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS: - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout




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