Minimal shade and approaching from the South, one must make a U-turn and then enter. For TV, you had to put a deposit on a box. Not the fault of the hosts but the cable company. Close spacing but doable. - whaler25
Excellent location, could not ask for a better host. When we got here I asked for a shady spot, his reaction was "let me lock up, and we will walk around till you find what you want." Only negatives are the small sites and iffy Wi-Fi. As the host said, when this park was built there weren't any 40' rigs. Sites are a little unlevel but a board fixes all. Very quiet even though in town as the name states. I would stay here again. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. - Jack&Wanda
Nice campground for the price, close drive to Lake Tahoe or Virginia City. Sites a little close and not much shade, but good for overnight, and convenient. - Casita Vagabond
We arrived just after 3 PM and the office was closed. There was a person there to show us to a campsite but he was not very sharp. The campground was clean and neat. The water and power were fine. We did not try the wifi or cable. When we paid the next morning the person at the desk was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. - SteveFerrill
Centrally located park, next to Costco and an easy days drive to Lake Tahoe and Virginia City. Large sites with tables and some shade. The dog "run" is behind the park's fence running parallel to the freeway and needed a clean up. Feces underfoot in all directions. Perhaps if they supplied bags, it would be better. But that was the only real negative I found. Large cable line-up and good WiFi. Would stay here again. - frmOregon
We stayed for one night while passing through. The owner is a really great guy, however there is a lady who checks you in who is very rude. The sites are kind of tight, but certainly do able. Wi-Fi worked great, all utilities were fine. They have a little racket that they work, so heads up. Basically they charge you $5 for a key to the bathrooms, and when you leave you give the key back and get your $5 back. If you do not take the key, you don't get your $5 back; we found this out the hard way. - TXDego
Nice campground, well maintained. Sites are not level. Clean bathrooms, flush toilets, one pay shower. Lots of shade beneath tall pines. Nice hiking trail. Peaceful. Several pull-thru sites for longer trailers. No utilities, fresh water spigots spaced around. Dump station is $5 extra. Fire pit and picnic table at each site. Paved interior roads a little narrow with trees, we had no trouble with our 30' travel trailer, but we were careful. - trussman
This county campground is nicely shaded by big ponderosa pines which is a welcome relief in 90 degree heat. Paved road and pull through sites, but very tight for big rigs. Well spaced sites. Most are not level but come with fire ring and table. It overlooks the valley and the newly opened freeway. Wind in the trees drown out most of the freeway noise. Take the Davis Creek exit off 395. You must pay an extra $1 per pet per night. Pay showers are very clean. No hookups. Dump for extra $5. Convenient to both Reno and Carson City. - Thunderboldt
Generally, for a County RV park, this is quite nice. Lots of trees, shade and clean facilities. Given its proximity to Reno, during the weekends, you get a bunch of locals that bring their contractor style generators. Much better during the week. Only a handful of sites are easy access for larger units. It is a challenge to get your unit level. Having been there in the past, it was much nicer for $11 than the $15+, add $ for each pet and $ for an extra vehicle, you might was well go somewhere else with full hookups. Not recommended for large trailers or motor homes. Good family type campground. - nvdesertrat
This is a Small RV Park (45 sites) behind the Gold Dust Casino - near Highway 580 - but not too bad for noise. If you are sensitive to traffic noise bring ear plugs. Check-in was a little confusing as we weren't sure where to go to check in. It turns out you should pull up to the hotel check-in area and go inside. Or if they give you a site number when you make a reservation - park and walk over to check in.
Wifi and TV were good. Bathrooms were clean & required a code. The sites were a good size. We chose a back in. The pull-through sites are bigger. All sites have some grass by them and a picnic table. The sites are all paved and spaced well.
We chose a site as far away from the highway as possible - just because of the possibility of traffic noise.
Originally we were going to stay at the RV Park that is near Costco which was recommended by a fellow camper when we were in Bishop, CA. But our gut told us to try this smaller one at this Casino (never stayed at a casino before.) We were really glad once we saw the other place because the other one is sandwiched between 2 busy highways and the sites look really small and appear to be dirt.
We would stay here at the Gold Dust again. - NiMo
Return trip here. Hookups, Wi-Fi, space, location all great. Cable TV is now a box to hookup. It doesn't work. Noticed several campers with the same problem. Staff, friendly, said they are going back to regular cable. They told us that 7 months ago. - 1yearusa
Pictures on the web site do not show how "tight" this park is. It is more a parking lot than an RV park. Our unit is 39' and we barely fit into a space. Couldn't put our awning out because the neighboring rig is too close. The dog park is little more than a 30 by 6 feet. sand pit. Would not return to this park, ever! - User3254
Very expensive! We had to pay the double price of $34 because we drove our tow car to the site instead of towing it. What difference does that make? Restroom and shower were already closed. Absolutely no service, but very beautiful sites and beautiful environment. - Denise9
Washoe Lake is our favorite campground in the Reno-Carson City area. Strictly dry camping but there is a dump/fill station at the entrance. Smell of sage is everywhere (nice). Each site has a ramada to provide shelter from the afternoon sun. Most sites are plenty long enough to accommodate large rigs. About half hour drive into Reno if you are into the casino scene. Went to Virginia City and spent a full day visiting the various shops and exploring the wild west grave yard (very interesting epitaphs). Will always stay at Washoe Lake when visiting this area. - CG Pilot
This is a beautiful state park set in an open desert environment. There are no hook-ups, but water is available for filling your fresh water tank and there are flush toilets and showers available as well as a dump station. The view from our campsite out across the fragrant sagebrush and beyond to the mountains in the distance was beautiful. There is very little shade available so this campground would be quite hot in the summer. The bathrooms and showers are clean, but very basic. The water in the shower was not very warm and you have to keep pushing a button to keep the stream of water flowing - an awkward arrangement. It was a very quiet, pretty and peaceful place to camp while we explored the surrounding area. Don't miss Virginia City, an easy day trip from the park. We'd definitely stay here again! - BruceandKathyWA