7.3 Good
     
Carson City, Nevada

Washoe Lake State Park

Carson City, Nevada


4855 Eastlake Blvd
Carson City, Nevada 89704
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Sites: 49
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.242101450252
Longitude: -119.76399503952

Elevation: 5044' (approximate)
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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • 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 ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

There were plenty of sites available when we got there around 8:30 in the evening. The ranger station was closed, so we put the overnight fee in an envelope and dropped it in the indicated spot. The envelopes tell you how to make out a check if you want to do that. Even though it was July, the temperatures were reasonable in the evening. There are two loops; we stayed in the 2nd one since it was the first one we saw. The rest room building has a shower but the door for it doesn't have a label. The spots were level, there were some trees and a lot of scrub and jackrabbits, and picnic areas with roofs over them to keep off the sun. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this dry campground. Sites are well spaced so you can't look into your neighbors windows and most are very level. Quiet a number of pull thru sites but back ins are wide and easy to use. We stayed two days and pretty much had the place to ourselves although nights it filled up with travelers. Jack rabbits were our main neighbor. The dump was flooded so it was closed and didn't appear that it would open soon, so if that is an issue you might want to call ahead to ask. Bathrooms were clean, well stocked and showers were wonderful and hot. Water available. We plan to go back soon. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 231
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are level and most are large with some being pull through. Sites have a nice size canopy over the patio. Be aware that this area is very dry (lake is dried up) and can be sandy when the wind blows. Views are fantastic especially at sunset. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The wife and I saw at one time at least 300 hundred deer eating on freshly cut hay just bout 1/2 mile north of campground.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose this park to test out our solar system and really liked it. The lake was completely dry, but the campground is quite pretty. There are very few trees, so not much shade or privacy, but we selected a spot that had a nice view and didn't directly face a neighbor.

There are no hookups here, so come prepared. Access to the park is easy, even for bigger rigs. The first loop seems a little newer and more suitable for larger rigs. The bathrooms and showers are clean and private. You are far from a major highway, so it's pretty quiet at night. Our only complaint was that the winds blew so hard the entire time we were there that we couldn't sit outside for long. The winds died down the day we left. I guess the area is known for their wind, so just be aware.

We had a very strong AT&T LTE signal, I didn't try Verizon.

We really enjoyed this park and hope to return when we can enjoy being outside. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park campground. However, there is no shade so it would be hot in the summer months. I would stay here again in the winter. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Our fourth time staying at this outstanding state park. It is dry camping so come prepared for that and then settle back and enjoy the star night skies and the smell of sage. There are a number of short to moderate hiking trails within the park area and the sites of Reno are a fairly short drive (about 15 miles) away. This park fills up fast on the weekends and does not take reservations so plan to arrive early in the day. We will always plan to stay here when passing through the Carson City area. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the second time we have stayed in this park and again it did not disappoint. It is dry camping with no hookups so be sure to fill your fresh water as you enter the park. The sites are well separated with plenty of room for tow vehicles and toads. Very quiet at night except for an occasional coyote in the distance. Each site has a armada to provide shelter from the heat of the day. It is an easy drive to both Reno and Carson City to partake of shopping, dining or the casinos. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park for dry camping in the off season. Quiet and empty. Staff is polite and helpful. Plenty to do in the area and at the lake during the summer. This is pure dry camping. The water available from water faucets is not drinkable - a general condition around the entire valley (I lived in the valley for 5 years prior to camping here). But during our stay here, there was a boil water notice because of bacteria found in the water, which seemed to be particular to the park water system. There are two showers and two toilets/sinks for each loop of 20 to 30 sites each. While the bathroom was clean, the shower (I used once) never got beyond just warm, is in a large non-heated room without a shower curtain, and had a mature female black widow nesting in a corner above the seat and clothes hanger. A must is to very carefully check clothes before putting them on. The lake is large (about 4 x 2 miles) and when full offers cat -fishing, great kayaking, boating, wind surfing, and more. It's a very shallow lake (no more than about 12 feet). Best time to visit here is in the late spring after a wet winter. The north end of the lake has wet marshes with lots of water fowl and is usually stocked with catfish then. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park with views to the west of Washoe Lake and the Sierra. The campground is not right next to the lake but you do have a view of it from the campsites. We stayed here after Labor Day so the park was not busy and we found a nice level pull through with trees. Many sites had trees which provided shade. No hookups but water faucets are distributed throughout the campground if you need to add water to your RV. Lots of open areas for dog walking which was great for our two dogs. Only caution is the wind normally blows a lot in this area especially in the afternoon but when the sun goes down it usually stops blowing. Nice location off the highway but close to Carson City and all services. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Although not as shady as Davis Creek Park across the valley from this site, this park is quite clean, big rig friendly and a whole lot quieter. Some units have shade structures. We were lucky, Washoe Lake was at the brim and the views were good. Sometimes it is drained and not quite as scenic. Good public facility! We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2005 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Chose this over all the parking lot type RV parks in Carson City. Very quiet, nice views. Some sites had shade shelters over the picnic table. Many trails for walking, biking or horses. Would stay here again. We camped at Washoe Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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