7 Parks near Hawthorne, Nevada
Aug 2016 - $20.00
This is not a fancy park by any means but the people who run it are great. It is just dirt and trees. Spaces would be pretty close if it was full, but that's never been the case. Full hook ups. Cable works great but wifi can be iffy depending in how close you are to office I think. For the price, you can't best it unless you want fancy. - lb0456
Apr 2016 - $20.00
If you don't care about your surroundings, this is a fine overnight RV park. Level gravel sites, convenient access and good CATV & Wifi. While there are only two washers and dryers, they are new and clean. Unfortunately, it is in a rather seedy area behind a mini-mart and Napa parts store. There is a fair amount of traffic. The new staff are just learning the ropes so check-in was a bit awkward but they were very nice. I was here two nights. Next time I would probably spend a few more dollars and stay at the park up the road, but would not rule out staying here again. - mockturtle
Dec 2013 - $22.00
Easy in, easy out, check-in was painless. This little park has cleaned up since the last time I stayed. Easy walk to El Capitan for a little food and gaming. Cable worked fine. - Oregon Ms
Apr 2014 - $4.00
This is a pretty, dispersed camping location. Several sites of various sizes around either the paved road or dirt roads. Be very careful of soft sand down by the shoreline. Although this is listed almost everywhere on the Internet as a free campground there is actually an official fee of $4/night ($22/week) to stay here (50% off with senior pass). No indication (at all) of this at 20-Mile, but if you drive back to Sportsman's Beach you'll see the pay station & fee info listed there. Good Verizon signal & very pretty lake views. On site trash & pit toilet. Some highway noise from 95 depending on where you park. - nina_70
Sep 2013 - $0.00
Peaceful with great views of Walker Lake. Great place to dry camp. 20 Mile is on the east end of the lake. If you are in a big rig, after turning into 20 Mile, be sure and turn left at the cross road. You'll come to a nice pull out spot on the lake side or you can continue to the end of the road for another nice spot. There is room to turn around a big rig at either spot. The only drawback when we were there was lots of flies. There's laundromat in Hawthorne (Rock by the River Motel) and a NAPA. We were in a 40' RV with toad. - jor
Oct 2011 - $1.00
Only one other RVer here. Noise from truck traffic on highway 95. Driving south on 95, there is no left turn lane. I kept track of the miles from Schurz, 15 miles, and made sure no traffic was in back of me. Several good areas for passing driving south, to let big rigs by so that when slowing down for left turn, there shouldn't be any traffic behind your RV. Vault toilet and dumpster. Lots of ducks on Walker lake. Nice views. At turn-around, there is a rock fire pit there, though a big rig can drive around the fire pit. Not a good place for a bunch of boulders, when there are numerous other areas for fires. Would be easier big-rig turn-around without boulders there. Free - airtravel
May 2016 - $3.00
For a BLM campground it is a little run down, in need of a face lift but for the money it was a real bargain. The views are spectacular from all sites. The steep hill coming down was a little unnerving at first and the gravel road through the campground was disappointing but again the price is right. Great Verizon signal, long pull-through sites that were quite level for our 40' rig, nice Safeway in Hawthorne and a free dump station at the Shell station. No water or dump so come prepared. - rhianna
Apr 2016 - $3.00
I love this campground! Sites are large & fairly level gravel, each with a ramada, table and grill and all overlooking Walker Lake. There was hardly anyone else here during my stay, so it was quiet. No hookups but there are toilets, which I didn't use. No water, garbage or dump. Only 15 miles from Hawthorne. Good Verizon 4G. - mockturtle
Jul 2015 - $6.00
$6.00 is for developed pull-thru sites with a picnic shelter and fire pit. These sites are all pull-thru and every single one gets an outstanding view of the lake. Make sure to follow the signs down to the boat ramp, and turn left - this is where the pay station is. Keep driving past onto gravel road and keep left at the fork and this is where you'll find the developed pull-thrus. All other sites are $4.00 back at the top where I call the picnic area. If staying 1 week, 7th night is free. You're paying on an honor system - no camp host and never saw a park ranger drive through, but we still found our check cashed quickly. No reservations, just first-come first serve. Sites aren't even numbered - we stayed at the last pull-thru at the very end before it loops back around and never had any neighbors in the 10 days there. Verizon LTE data coverage was excellent, which is a must for us to work online. Temperatures in early July remained in the 80's during day, 40-50's at night, very comfortable. Once a day, there is a storm that passes and winds kick up fast during that brief moment, though one night it was so violent we had to move our rig to a spot protected from the wind for the night. No dump or water, must come with full/empty tanks, and prepared for boondocking. The night time skies were the best I've ever seen, and I'm saying that after coming from the Grand Canyon. You could see the Milky Way like a bright ribbon in the sky. One thing to watch out for at night though are solifugaes ("camel spiders"), pretty aggressive creepy crawlies that are attracted to crawling onto your foot (keep flashlight beams away from feet). - Sara C.
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Very nice park. Quick and easy registration with reservation.
Our site was somewhat unlevel. In order to be level, we had quite a step to the ground. As stated before, pads a quite narrow.
WiFi was very slow most of the time. Apparently had to do with how many were on line at the time. - vwbluestar
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Our site was so level we didn't use the jacks! Yay! The park has grown up a little since we were here last. The trees are bigger and offer a little shade. There isn't much to do at the campground but there are a lot of interesting things to see around town, like the military museum and Walker Lake.
The campground is pristine and clean. We love it here at the base of the mountains and we would stay here again and again! What pretty sunsets! And the occasional unexpected rain storm!
Careful: Make certain that they send you a confirmation notice, otherwise you may not get a site! Fortunately, they had a couple of open spaces left, otherwise, even though we had reserved a site online, we'd have been out of luck. - Linda dlm
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Easy access. Next to Hwy 95 but little or no road noise. The landscaping is awesome - beautiful grass areas and everything maintained perfectly. Most of the pads are concrete and as been noted by other reviewers, they are long and level, but a little narrow. There is reasonable spacing between sites and there are trees between each site. The staff member who checked us seemed genuinely appreciative of our business. Most of the sites are pull-through with concrete pads although there is one row of back-in sites and those sites were gravel. The check-in area and the store were neat as a pin. We didn't check out the restrooms, although I did note what appeared to be a cleaning crew working on them around 10 in the morning and I suspect they are as immaculate as the rest of the park. There is a dog area noted on their site map, but there is ample area all around the park; albeit gravel. They do request customers not allow animals on the grass - and I can understand because it is beautiful and perfectly manicured. We were just passing through enroute Reno, but would definitely stay here again if we venture this way again. - Don & Candy
Apr 2014 - $4.00
Tamarack is the crumbled remains of an old campground. It has ~20 semi-paved sites of various sizes (and levelness) both back-in and pull-throughs. Most would be suitable for 30', but a a few can fit big rigs (we camped in 40'). There is a clean on-site pit toilet and trash, but no dump or water. Most sites list this campground as free, but it is in fact a pay site. There is no pay info or pay station at the Tamarack proper, but if you drive to Sportsman's Beach you will see a self-pay and fee info that clearly indicates Tamarack (and 20-mile) cost $4/night or $22/week. The area does accept Senior Pass for 50% off. There is honestly no way to know this without driving to Sportsman's and reading the sign there. Great views of the lake, but you are close to Hwy 95 so you will have road noise. You can also camp closer to the shoreline, but be aware the ground gets VERY soft very fast. Excellent Verizon signal. - nina_70
Mar 2008 - $0.00
This is a BLM area lake front campground, Beautiful view, price is GREAT, Listed as 31' max, I drove my 40' into a spot on a loop with out unhooking. had many feet both front and back. It is free. - waynek
Dec 2014 - $0.00
Square block of parking for trucks and rv's. Gravel and fairly level. Well lit. In center of town one block from casino. No marked sites. Room for the biggest rig possible. Dump station. Casino restaurant fair and reasonably priced. 10% discount for seniors at the restaurant. Big signs everywhere that say "no idling diesels for more than 15 minutes." - fander
Apr 2011 - $1.00
When passing thru Hawthorne, this is a nice spot for one night. There are no hookups but they have a free dump station with potable water. The lot is paved with a very slight slope with no designated sites or painted marking. Just pull in and park. It is very quiet here. Our GPS directed us here with no problems. Verizon cell and 3G worked well. The casino has a good restaurant, which is reasonable priced and I won at the penny slots! RV parking is free and I felt safe parking here. We have stayed here before and will again. - thejbark
Sep 2007 - $17.00
(775) 945-2324, talked to camp host. $16.50+tax day rate, $75/week, $300/month (same as Whisky Flats RV Park, which is much nicer). This one is not in the 2007 Woodall's nor in the 2007 Trailer Life Directories, nor Wheeler's online guide. We also choose it over Scotty's RV Park (see review on that one). - Dave Baleria