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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
All gravel with lots of mature shade trees. Site #12 very level. Definitely recommend pressure regulator for water. I measured 80 lbs. at the hook-up faucet. There is a small laundry. The machines were dirty, and most were tagged out of service. One dryer took the quarters, but did not work. The campground is easily accessible and very convenient to Great Basin NP. But remember you are in the desert. There is a decent gas station about 10 miles away on Hwy. 50. The small grocery near the campground has an extremely limited selection. No other services. We would stay here again if visiting Great Basin NP. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 31
Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $29.00
This scruffy but friendly park provides good utilities (excellent water pressure and very good wi-fi). AT&T phone service worked well but there was no AT&T data service in the area. Most of the park is gravel with little definition between interior roads and sites and some areas are more dirt than rock. Our back-in site was very far from level side to side. Many of the pull-through sites have shade from mature trees. The remote area provides dark skies and quiet; the park provides the ability to visit without roughing it. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Great Basin National Park and Lehman Cave tour are worth visiting. Very limited food and fuel options in the area.
Review Count: 212
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 30
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Since the population of Baker, NV was around 50, I did not have high expectations for this campground. The entire campground including the sites is on packed large rocks making it very rocky to drive through the park.
We had a difficult time leveling our rig. The electrical utilities looked like they were fairly new (20/30/50 amp) and the voltage was good. The sites used to be back to back now just one rig per site. This was probably the reason why there were a number of sewer outlets available for use at each site. The water spigot was very low to the ground and located in the front of the site. We needed 30 feet of water hose to reach our rig. There were a few picnic tables and fire rings scattered around the park.
Almost all of the trees needed pruning to the point where we had to zig zag around the park to avoid the low hanging branches.
The bathhouse contained (2) showers per gender. The laundry room contains (2) washers @ $1.50 per load and (2) dryers also @ $1.50. There were other washers and dryers but they were reserved for the employees. Both the bathhouse and laundry rooms were clean and usable.
WiFi was available within the park but definitely not usable. Verizon air card and cell phone reception was good.
Overall, considering the location, it is not a bad park. I believe that this is the only FHU campground within the town of Baker. Just be aware that this is a "rustic" park. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $33.00
Due to weather, opted for this location in lieu of forest service campgrounds...not sure i would return. Staff was pleasant, but this place needs some clean up. Buildings definitely patched together, restrooms were relatively clean, but old. Older equipment, building materials, cars randomly parked on perimeter. All sites pretty close, no distinguishing separation other than utility pedestal at back of site. We checked into the site at the bar which is on site. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.
This park is right down the road from the Great Badin Visitor center, so for that readon, is convenient.
Review Count: 35
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $28.00
Small Park in a very small town. Gravel all around fairly level. All sites are long as they combine two sites that were from the original park for very small RV's and made them into one. Staff is very helpful and nice. There is a bar and motel associated with the RV park. The owners even offered to let us watch TV in one of the motel rooms if our satellite didn't work well enough. All utilities were fine and the wifi was pretty good. Verizon phone service was strong 3G. There is some shade but also open enough to get a good satellite signal. This park is right by the entrance to Great Basin National Park which is probably the only reason this town of 68 people exists. One of the 2 visitor centers for the National Park is within walking distance. In the little town there are 3 bars, 2 restaurants, a self serve gas station, an espresso stand and a grocery store with very limited stock. A good place for a 2 night stay to see Great Basin National Park. Next closest town (Ely) is over 60 miles to the north. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Travel Trailer.
See Great Basin National Park and go on the scenic Wheeler Peak drive and/or take a tour of Lehman Caves.
Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $28.00
Closest full hookup campground to Great Basin NP. Nice little campground, easy to get into, pull-through sites, $55 for two nights - can't beat the price for full hookups. Bathrooms were clean, but the showers need some attention/updating. The highlight was the manager and her husband - super nice folks. And there's a bar on site with an excellent selection of beer on tap and in the cooler, at great prices - definitely a bonus for a beer snob. One of the sewer connections on the site was blocked off, so we had to move the trailer to reach it after we'd unhooked. 6 miles from the Lehman Caves visitor center and the entrance to the park.
The only thing that bothered me were the family and the car load of college kids that came by the morning we left and used the restroom and shower facilities (the door was not locked) while I was using restroom. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Great Basin NP hiking, Lehman Caves tour
Review Count: 103
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 24
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Everything is gravel, sites roads (hard to distinguish between them). But everything worked. Even got TV on antenna, and decent WiFi. The big plus, the park is 100 yards from the road to the National Park. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
This little park isn't going to meet a lot of RV'ers expectations of facilities, but what it has going for it is location, location, location. It is only 6 miles from the entrance to Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves. In addition, the gal who checked us in was very nice and super-friendly. The pull-through site was gravel, but clean and level, with plenty of room to park our Tracker. Lots of trees meant heavenly shade, even though we had no satellite TV reception; but it was an acceptable trade-off for us. If you insist on satellite reception they have sites without trees. Even though it's right off the main road running through Baker there was no traffic noise at our site. Even though this is an older RV park, not an RV resort, I gave it Excellent ratings for value because of it's proximity to the National Park and to other wilderness activities in the area. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.
This is the first RV park I've ever stayed at that has a bar onsite. We normally wouldn't take advantage of such a thing, but since we'd had a stressful drive that day (we were hit by a hit and run driver) I must confess we went back up for a glass of wine (me) and a beer for my husband after settling in.
Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Stayed overnight (no reservation) to visit Great Basin and Lehman Caves, and as others have said, the main attraction at this park is the full hookups (which worked great) and the location to the parks. They have a small motel as well if you are traveling with the in-laws! WiFi was hit and miss, but they did have a nice bar (which doubles as the park office until around 8 PM). If you arrive after hours you can check yourself in at the info board. If you want to see the area sites this was a great stop. We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.
Ranger Mark gave a great tour at Lehman Caves! We booked a 60 minute because of the dogs, but book the 90 minute if you can!
Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
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.
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.
Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 23
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
You stay here because you want to visit Great Basin NP and tour in the Lehman Caves. Given the location (very far from everywhere) you shouldn't expect great WiFi, cell coverage or TV viewing - plan to read a book at night. The sites are nice and long and are very tidy. Folks who run the place are friendly. Elect/Water/Sewer as advertised. Just 6 miles to the park - you can't beat it! We camped at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.
Provision up before coming here -- no stores for nearly 200 miles.
Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
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.
Review Count: 112
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 10
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
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.
Great Basin National Park
Review Count: 89
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $30.00
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.
Review Count: 43
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 15
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
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.
Great Basin National Park and Lehman Cave tour are worth visiting. Very limited food and fuel options in the area.never settled • October 2016
See Great Basin National Park and go on the scenic Wheeler Peak drive and/or take a tour of Lehman Caves.NiMo • September 2016
This park is right down the road from the Great Badin Visitor center, so for that readon, is convenient.ktboz • September 2016
Great Basin NP hiking, Lehman Caves tourcoffmake • August 2016
Provision up before coming here -- no stores for nearly 200 miles.Jolly Out There • July 2016
Ranger Mark gave a great tour at Lehman Caves! We booked a 60 minute because of the dogs, but book the 90 minute if you can!NvLivin • June 2016
This is the first RV park I've ever stayed at that has a bar onsite. We normally wouldn't take advantage of such a thing, but since we'd had a stressful drive that day (we were hit by a hit and run driver) I must confess we went back up for a glass of wine (me) and a beer for my husband after settling in.Idaho RV'er • June 2016
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.Ray Czaplewski • May 2016
Great Basin National ParkTX Camper • August 2015
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