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.
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $29.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $30.00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $25.00
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $30.00
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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $33.00
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 at Whispering Elms Campground 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 at Whispering Elms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.