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 ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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 ?

Review Details

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3 Reviews

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Sara C.

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

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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rvrrat520

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

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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BruceandKathyWA

Review Count: 157
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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