Whispering Elms Campground

Baker, Nevada



Baker, Nevada
Phone: (775) 234-9900

Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $33 5/2016

Latitude: 39.0135261338594
Longitude: -114.123472113106

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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Ray Czaplewski

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is by far our best choice for full hookups near Great Basin National Park. The campground itself is humble by many standards, but the facility is clean and tidy, the staff are friendly and helpful, and they obviously take pride in their work. Verizon MiFi worked satisfactorily. Past comments about long-term residents no longer remain accurate. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There is one self-serve "service station" in Baker. It does offer diesel. It's over a 100 miles to the next service station if you're headed towards Las Vegas on US93.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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FrankTX

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Basic park, lots mostly level and gravel, in an area with trees, so it was nicer environment than the Border Inn RV Park up the road. WiFi not operable at sites, could go into the bar onsite to use their WiFi (slow but usable - satellite). Verizon had phone but no data most of the time - this is a remote area - be prepared. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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TX Camper

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very small desert RV park in super tiny town, but only 6 miles from the visitor center of Great Basin National Park, which is why we are here. We had to use a leveling board for the site we had, but it was easy to unload and reload the motorcycle, which was important to us. We had FHU and a pull thru site, both also important to us. Yes, it looks like desert and has full time rigs all around the edges but we like FHU sites and the park campgrounds don't have those. We didn't use the laundry or restrooms at this park. The owner is very friendly and owns the only bar in town; Fred enjoyed time there yesterday evening and visited with a lot of the park employees about their jobs, the park and the area. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Great Basin National Park

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Metamorphosis Road

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the only full hook up park near Great Basin National Park. This park, like the town, is very ramshackle and unkempt. Roads and sites are gravel, weeds everywhere. No permanent rigs, but there were two junk rigs as well as other old equipment and junk lying around the perimeter. The laundry room was very dirty and several machines were not working, BUT they did have a clothesline so I could dry my sheets outside! The pros: proximity to Great Basin, calm and peaceful because we were there before Memorial Day, lots of birds, good draft beer at the on-premises bar. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bluesbirdy

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for two nights. Campground must have been nice 10 years ago. Fortunately, we have are own restroom and shower in the RV. Restroom and shower building is not maintained and dirty. Washing machines almost collapsing. Please owners, do something! However, shady sites were nice (compared to the surroundings of the campground) and excellent fast WiFi!! Overall too expensive for the quality delivered, but almost no alternatives over there. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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ChrisnMarv

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Okay for a night. Good Wi-Fi. Gravel lot, with spaces opening door to door on some. Would stay again if the National Park campground was full. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

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JLT

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

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avbrendan

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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trussman

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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CousinEddie

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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jor

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

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sunnyaz

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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lmichael

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

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D&K

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Roger & Mag

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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