Hawthorne, Nevada

Walker Lake - Sportsman's Beach Recreation Site

Hawthorne, Nevada

Hawthorne, Nevada
Phone: (775) 885-6000

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $6 7/2015

Latitude: 38.6913423959461
Longitude: -118.771826312081

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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) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

3 Reviews

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Sara C.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

$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). We camped at Walker Lake - Sportsman's Beach Recreation Site in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Hawthorne 10 miles away has a Safeway grocery store (normal affordable prices!), gas stations, casino in town has a free dump (not sure about water), and laundromat. There is the Whiskey Flats RV Park with laundry room too, and you can pay $5/person for a shower. We ended up using the lake ourselves, but the water is a bit salty and leaves that gritty feeling in your hair.





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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

Dry camping on BLM land, lake view, pit toilets & covered patio/picnic area on site. Sites gravel and somewhat level, some need a little maneuvering to get near level. Lake is slowly dying, heavy mineral content with increasing drought levels have killed the fishing. We camped at Walker Lake - Sportsman's Beach Recreation Site in a Motorhome.



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Review Count: 162
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a BLM campground along the shores of Walker Lake just north of the town of Hawthorne. Not much to offer here. No potable water and no hook-ups of any sort. No flush toilets and no showers. The women's outhouse was disgustingly dirty. The pads are broken asphalt and gravel. Nice views of the lake and easy access off the highway, other than that and the very inexpensive fees, there's not much to write home about. Looks like the sort of place that would be popular with the local crowd in the summer for fishing, boating, jet-skiing, etc. Our cost reflects the fact that this is a Federal campground and we have the Senior Access pass. Regular fee would be $6. We camped at Walker Lake - Sportsman's Beach Recreation Site in a Travel Trailer.

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