Reason for the stay here was a breakdown, so it was an oasis in the middle of nowhere. RV park is gravel with wildflowers separating the sites. Restrooms and showers were decently clean; good water pressure and hot water in the small shower stalls. The cafe next door served us a good dinner for a reasonable price. There was no cell or internet service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy in and out from Highway 50, sites level and pull through. Wi-Fi weak and spotty. Water, electric and sewer all fine. I looked in the shower and restroom, they are old but seemed clean. For full hookups this is the best spot for visiting Great Basin. 12 miles to lower information center and a bit more up the hill to Lehman Caves. Nice drive all the way to 10,000 foot elevation at Wheeler Peak and trails, including the Bristlecone Pine trail. For us, a plus were the slots for a few minutes after dinner. We will stay again for sure! Owners were very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an excellent "stop over" park; it is not a destination. Even though it is little more than a groomed parking lot behind a casino/motel it's a SUPER place for a short stay while visiting/touring Great Basin National Park. Additionally, if you like wide open spaces for a day or three this is the place for you. Very easy in/out from/to Highway 50. All gravel, level spaces, not overly wide. Good utilities, acceptable Wi-Fi. Very little 'landscaping'. Good value for the money for a short stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As noted before, this is the best place to stay with a big rig if you want to see Great Basin Nat'l Park & Lehman Caves which are well worth the stop. There really is NO phone service here. The closest cell phone access we could find was 19 miles west on HWY 50 at a home with an arch of antlers over their driveway. There is a sign which says "Horns of Plenty." Gravel parking sites but level. We were never able to connect to the Wi-Fi from our motorhome. However we had a lot of fun in the small casino. My husband checked out the showers and elected to use the facilities in our motorhome instead. It isn't a great place, but it isn't bad and we loved our day at the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If your visiting Great Basin\Lehman Caves this is about the only place for a big rig. Its basically a large parking lot with hook ups. The national park is about 12 miles away. A couple of caveats: no cell service around, bring a wrench or channel locks to hook up your water, the wind can be at 40 mph in no time so don't leave your awning down. They have WI-FI but its on the weak side. Given there's nothing else in the area, no a bad park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the only RV Park in the Great Bassing NP area. Family run business. Nice level sites. There are also a motel, cafe/bar, gas station, small store for some groceries, gifts, etc. We payed $20 + tax. The only disadvantage: no AT&T cell coverage here (don't know about others), but Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not bad at all. Pretty good all things considered. Remember this park makes 90% of it's revenue about 4 months out of the year so they don't have a lot of cash flow to re-invest in the property. It's clean, it's always freshly painted and very well maintained. Though perhaps a bit shopworn in spots, we can forgive that. The RV sites have a beautiful view of the Great Basin National Park and a clear shot to the Southern sky for us satellite TV junkies. 24 hour video/slot casino and bar and restaurant and store with basic groceries. Cafe Food is maybe C+ quality at best. Some very good, some just heated out of the can so you make that call. Located along what National Geographic Magazine called the loneliest strip of highway in the USA. They have WiFi which is essential because their is no cell service or other wireless internet service what-so-ever. Slot machines are the tightest we've ever seen anyplace. ATM works maybe from 8AM to perhaps late evening midnight. Only ATM we know of in the entire Baker Nevada area. Employees are always friendly, though sometimes tired from working graveyard and double shifts, so we can forgive that too. Locals do visit the bar and cafe with their dogs, and be warned though friendly, don't reach out to pet their dogs, no matter how canine savvy you may think you are. Ignore the dogs and you'll be fine. You've been warned. The Border Inn won't let you down. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is probably the only place to stay if you have a 40 foot 5th wheel and are visiting Great Basin National Park. Sad, as it is also an overnight parking spot for road equipment and trucks that leave their trucks running all night, and as any RVer knows is not conducive to a good nights sleep! I asked about the truck noise and was basically given a shoulder shrug as an answer! We did not even use the restaurant as the cigarette smoke from the casino permeates the whole building! The casino has some really strange people and noise at times and no one seems to care about any inconvenience it causes for the RV patrons right out back! Great Basin is an awesome place to visit, but bring a smaller rig and get in to the Basin park to camp! There is absolutely nothing in this area for many many miles! This place is also a place where everyone just stops to let their dogs do their business anyplace and no clean-up policy is enforced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice little campground for an overnight camp. It is a family run campground with a nice cafe, small "store", and a small casino/bar. Each site had electricity, water, and sewer. It was very hot, but then it is in the desert. The site was gravel and level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Border Inn RV Park is a good place to stay while visiting Great Basin National Park. After driving hundreds of miles to stay in Lower Lehman Campground and finding all sites occupied and then giving up at Baker Creek during a flash flood and lightning storm, the Border Inn RV Park was a welcome site. It is nothing fancy but provides level sites with full hookups just inside the Utah/Nevada border. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice big sites, plenty of room on the sides. All gravel area with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. But just the basics, full hookups. I did have wifi (a little weak). No Verizon or ATT service. 60 miles (Ely)to the nearest real grocery store so stock up before spending any time here. Great Basin NP the only reason to spend more than overnight here but the park is well worth a few days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV Park is in the middle of nowhere but it works just fine to visit Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves. Quite a few permanent tenants, but they were not a problem. The RV Park is behind the Motel/Restaurant/Gas Station. All pull-thrus, all 50/30 Amp, all with sewer and water. We had no problem pulling in with our 40' Motorhome with four slides and a tow dolley that we left hook-ed up. There is plenty of room, length and width. They have about six TV stations which come in pretty clear. They don't advertise wi-fi but we had it for the 2 nights we were here. This park is only 13 miles to the Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves. The caves are a must if you come through here. All in all this park served the purpose for a two night stay to visit the caves and come home to full hook-ups, TV and wi-fi. We were in space 2 up by the office and had wi-fi. I don't know if the whole park has it. They also had a few slot machines in the restaurant if you want to try your luck. A couple of reasons why this is not a 10. No pool, no cable, and the live-ins were driving fast through the park which would kick up dust and make noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Isn't it amazing how a rating can change overnight ? I have been stopping at the Border Inn for years now, and it has always been a pleasant experience. I stopped there in June on my yearly bike trip again. I first had a clue when I attempted to fill my bike with gas, something I do before turning in for the night. The pump would not accept my charge card; it kept telling me to see the cashier. I went inside where I was dealt with by a bunch of teenage girls who were apparently left in charge, (this had never been the case in the past). There were a bunch of teenage boys sitting, drinking, at the bar. None looked old enough to be drinking, but they were very obviously the teenage girls' boyfriends. The girl told me they had to "hold" my credit card while I filled up with gas. I asked why ? She told me it was because too many people drive off without paying. I asked how that was possible after scanning the credit card at the pump? She was without an answer to that. Seeing this for what it was, I took my card from her and payed cash for my gas. Before renting an RV spot for the night, I decided to at least check the place out a bit. I walked back to the bathrooms for the RV park and found they were using them for the bar and casino also. The shower rooms were filled with Indian kids playing in the showers with a bicycle, and they had urinated all over the toilet seats, etc. Needless to say I moved on to Ely for the night. It's a darned shame that when the older generation gives it up to the younger one, things begin to change, and not always for the better. I give it a one, just because there isn't a zero. Hang on to your personal information when buying something there. I suggest cash only ! Too bad, it was always a nice place. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This little park is located right on the Utah/Nevada line, just inside Nevada. They have a restaurant, small store where necessities can be purchased, and, of course, the RV Park. There appear to be a few full timers here. Spots are pull through, level, and dirt with nice flower plantings between each site. Clean, quiet and perfect for an overnight stay, which appeared to be what it was being used for by numerous guests who came in late, and left early. Great sunsets! Nothing fancy. Good 50amp service! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is located on the Nevada/Utah border along US 50, 6+ miles East of Baker, Nevada and Great Basin Nat'l Park. CG is part of the Border Inn Restaurant and Motel. Typical for that part of the country, landscaping is minimal, CG is crushed gravel with mostly level sites. Noted minimal voltage drop with both A/Cs running. Good for an overnighter or longer if you're planning on visiting Great Basin Nat'l Park and searching for a home base. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have to apologize, I don't usually forget to do a rating, so here goes. The border inn is sort of a jewel in the rough. One of those places you just sort of stumble onto. I came through years ago on a motorcycle and stopped for gas. I had the best dinner i have ever had at any cafe, anywhere. I decided to stay the night in the sparcs, but sort of cool little motel, (30 bucks). No t.v. but the sky out in the desert is awesome. Then as time went on, i spent many nights here. One year i stopped to get gas, and lo and behold they had added an r.v. park. Yep, like everything else its pretty plain jane, but where in the heck else can you stay for $18.00, get gas that hasn't been marked up, a really good meal, and an awsome sky to look at at night? I very highly reccomend a night here before the world discovers it and it's too crowded. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This really is your only option if you want full hook ups, and you want to explore Great Basin National Park. The sites were level, and pull through, and it was real close to the park. It was a little run down, but everything worked, and the management was friendly, professional, and helpful. In addition to the camp sites, there was a 6 room motel on site. Never saw inside the rooms so can't comment on that part. Also on site was a bar, and this actually was the highlight of the campground. The reason is that the young rangers from the park frequented the bar, and it was enjoyable to go there at the end of the day, and have conversations with them about the park, and other parks. The campground wasn't fancy but if I was in the area again, I would gladly stay there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want full hookups just outside Great Basin NP, this is the closest choice. We'll pack the generator and conserve on water usage next time and stay in one of the in-park campgrounds. "Pull through" sites are in groups of 4: 2 vehicles per lane, shared utilities are laid out more for motor homes with everything mid-ships. Bathrooms were closed (backed up toilets) for a couple of days. We were 1 of 3 campers in this campground on a Holiday weekend. Large rocks / gravel spaces, not leveled. Plenty of shade trees. WiFi worked OK. Couple of stray dogs (camp dogs?) ran around a lot doing their dog things (sniffing, begging, wetting on hookups, meeting other campers' unleashed dogs). Did see a great horned owl swooping through looking for supper one night which was cool. The bar was open and the manager and locals were SUPER friendly! But you can camp somewhere else, save some dough, enjoy your stay in Great Basin, and still hang out at the bar if that's what you're in to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are only two RV parks in this area. We self-registered and never saw the manager. The park was very quiet. We were in site #18 and had very good WIFI. We were able to get TV reception with our antenna. The rate reflects a 34 foot travel trailer. It is a good place to stay to explore Great Basin National Park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Access is great. The campground is right in Baker. Just pull off the road at the bar and head in. The manager may or may not be there. I suggest you climb down and take a look around to get the lay of the sites as they are pretty weird. There are two 50 amp sites and bunch of 30s that are set up in a double fashion. We just pulled into a 30 and sort of took up both sites. That way we got some nice shade. The power, water, and sewer are all fine but the park is one of those aging roses. Probably prefer to use your own shower and facilities. It's fine for a night or two. No MiFi connection here but the park has a fast Hughes broadband connection. The bar is open from 4pm to 10pm more or less. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, older, well-established campground with trees on the North edge of downtown Baker. Wi-Fi signal was pretty weak, suggest using an external antenna to boost signal. Sites are gravel and not always level (could use some regrading) but if you're looking for a place to stay in Baker it'd be hard to find anything better. Good meals to be had at the Silver Jack Inn on the south side of town...about a 5 min. walk. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Convenient location for visiting Great Basin National Park. Almost across the highway from the Visitor Center and 6 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. It is a peaceful place under shade trees. The owner lives on property. It's an older park, gravel sites with hookups in confusing location but we figured it out. We had enough room for our 30 ft travel trailer but I don't know if there were only a few campers it would work. If more it might be tight. Sites are not level. Their Wi-Fi i worked excellent but no cell phone service. Bathroom/showers in older building are functional, but not real clean. Laundry room was not clean. It had 4 each washers and dryers - 2 each that worked. When we arrived there was no one around, but they have self registration, and the owner arrived shortly. He was very friendly. The "For Sale" sign is still posted out front. Our stay was the 2nd week of May and bugs were not a problem while sitting outside. This place needs some TLC, but worked out all right. The rate includes tax. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean campground, level sites, quiet and easy in/out. Was good for an overnight stay or as a base for hiking the great basin national park. Did notice a for sale sign at the entrance. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground had what we needed in an area where we wanted to stay. We had good 50 amp power, good water pressure, and the free Wi-Fi was a big plus since we were not able to get a signal on our cell phones. It is located right outside Great Basin National Park. The owner was helpful and engaged. We were in site 18 and were able to get DirecTv to come in with our roof mounted dome even with the trees. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are only two campgrounds in Great Basin NP. We chose this campground because it has trees, 50 amp, and is less than ¼ mile to the Great Basin Visitor Center and 5 miles to Lehman Caves and Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive. We were able to get satellite reception on site 18 regardless of the height and number of trees in the campground. The negatives are NO cell phone reception; campground is not well maintained and consequently there are a lot of small gnats. We had to spray before we ate outside. There is a small motel and bar on the premises which are maintained a little better than the campground. Regardless, we felt safe here. It’s small and quiet; office is open from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Make sure that you have enough food for your stay because there is nothing here – no restaurant or grocery store in the area. There is a gas station nearby that has diesel and is open 24/7 – self-service and credit card only. It was fine for 2 nights. I wouldn’t recommend a longer stay. There is nothing here but the NP. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is the only game in town if you want hookups. The free Wi-Fi at your site is a godsend since there is no cell service in Baker. You can drive about 5 miles away to get a signal on your phone. I stayed very early in the season and only a few others came and went during my 3 night stay. Much of the National Park was still closed due to snow. The young man who checked me in at the bar at 4pm was very nice and friendly. I'm not sure if the prior owners have retired or were out of town. Baker is quite an unusual town whose store does not open until 4pm in the spring. The park is a little funky and there really isnt a road in the park, you just drive up to your hookups. But for a big rig needing hookups, this place is an oasis at Great Basin. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A reservation here is almost essential. Nice folks. Kind of a bootleg-in-a-backyard RV park, but that's OK, it ALL works well. Clean, well maintained, very secure, very local and handy to all. Nice full bar with ALL sports on TV, may open 4PM, may not open at all. Owner is a dead ringer for the late newsman Charles Kuralt in looks and voice, and an NFL fanatic. Worth a visit just to check him out. His wife is sweet as sugar. Short walk to a bakery and a small grocery store, and several other very friendly bars. Most the business including the Whispering Elms, make 90% of their income in about 4 short months, so one can't expect them to re-invest a lot of cash back into the park. So with that in mind, you can't go wrong here. A little tricky driving around the trees and poles to get to your spot, patience and a spotter or the RV park owner will gladly guide you in and out. Large, roomy spots, somewhat level gravel and dirt. Not too far out of whack. So shady you can forget Satellite reception, it's not going to happen. Some motel rooms next to the RV sites, often full of Euro visitors visiting the Great Basin Park. 24 hour, unmanned/self serve gasoline and diesel pumps located about 1/8 mile down the main drag, and also on Hi 50 at the Casino. If you encounter locals, don't reach out to pet their dogs. They will bite you. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's hard to review parks in NV as there are areas where you take what you can get with a large travel trailer. This park was nice as it was less than 1/2 mile to Great Basin Visitor center and less than 5 miles to the Cave Tour - a must see if you visit the park. There are some really cool looking campgrounds up in the park which made me wish our camper was smaller. However, it's not, and this national park does not offer full hook ups. There is another RV park a little way down the road called Border RV Park. It is in the middle of a huge basin with no trees. The park we stayed at had lots of shade - just an FYI if your trying to decide what to do. W.E. Campground is only a couple miles off of Hwy 50 and self serve gas is 1/2 mile from the campground in Baker We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have to say that this park was a Godsend as we had planned on camping up at Great Basin National Park and were skunked-out (no reservations up there) so relied on Whispering Elms. It was very old and basic, but did what we needed: gave us a place to stay while we explored the National Park. BTW, while driving up to the National Park be sure and notice all the clever decor against all the fence lines. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very old park with a motel included. The sites were shady and graveled with some grass and a picnic table. We were able to get our 35' fifth wheel in as the sites are pull throughs. For thirty dollars it does not offer much more than a place to park for the night with hook ups. The sewer plugged up when we attempted to empty our tanks. We did not know how close we were to Great Basin National Park campgrounds or we would not have stayed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is across the road from one of the Great Basin National Park Visitor Centers and just a few miles from the Visitor Center at Lehman Caves. The park has many trees with a lot of bird life, the hosts were friendly, and was very quiet. This park seems to be "undiscovered" as there was only one other rig in the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.