28 Parks near Minden, Nevada
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We recently stayed here for a night on our way to Yosemite National Park.
Very pleased with the park, easy to make reservations, received an email confirmation.
Park was easy to find, check-in was flawless. We needed a long space, as we didn't want to unhook for the night; and they gave us the perfect place. Site was fairly level.
They told us in advance we may hear some road noise, as it was close to the highway. It didn't seem very noisy at all.
While we were there, we took advantage of the swimming pool, very enjoyable way to cool off on a hot summer day.
The electric service worked fine; since we were only there for a night we didn't use the sewer or water or wi-fi.
Interior roads were easy to navigate.
A plus is that they have a gas station on-site, which made it easy for us to fill up the next morning.
Would definitely stay here again. - KTorline
Jun 2016 - $42.00
I drove in and parked, went into the building asked about a lot for the night.
The receptionist was short and said you have to move your suppose to park over there your taking up customer parking. ( I was a customer)
He was rude and sassy. they had to escort me to my site on a golf cart. It was only 2 or 3 spaces away. Really need to learn some manners!!!
Other than that the place was top drawer!!!!!!! - SubVet SSBN619
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Sites had concrete pads for wheel tracks & most needed repair. The pool & spa are under a roof but were disgustingly dirty. Water was brackish, birds love the rafters of the roof, ergo digested meals end up all over the furniture and ground, and there were small water beetles swimming laps in the pool. Other than those negatives, on site there are a gas station, small store, a fishing pond, and propane sales. Pleasant staff. - rvrrat520
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Pricey for what you get. Tight spaces. Clean park. Check in process is rather inconvenient. Noticed another poster said wifi good. We found in nonexistent. Had to use my data. Also, sight was pull thru but not long enough to leave toad hooked up to 35' motorhome. - lb0456
Nov 2015 - $29.00
This is basically a rv park in a paved parking lot with lots of trees. Most of the sites are narrow and a lot of the big rigs took up every inch. The park is next to the Carson Valley Inn Casino and its cafes however there is no direct and easy way to enter the casino or cafes. True, the check in involves setting up first in the site you were assigned when reserving the site then going into the hotel to the front desk to check in and get passwords, card keys, etc. Not a problem as we just went on in for dinner at Katie's once we got checked in. There was noise from the nearby very busy highway./ There is no security at all here so be aware of that. Anyone can walk in off the street or over from the large parking lots for the casino. The laundry is in the same building as the restrooms. Restrooms require a card key for entry. Shower stalls had locking doors which we prefer. The CATV system worked well as did the wifi. We would return here. Unsure of site number. - Bookwormonwheels
Nov 2015 - $36.00
First of all let me say I like this campground. We usually stop by here two days heading home from a trip. But I must say their check in, while it appears to be simple, can become very convoluted. First of all you check-in at the hotel basement area. The gentleman at the counter has no idea what an RV is and could possibly not know what the RV park is but does not want to let you in until 3 o'clock until it's been cleaned (kind of like a hotel room) so you proceed to explain to him that there's no cleanup and if there is we got a bigger problem than me parking there. We might have to call hazmat (A California term may not even be available in Nevada), but anyway after I explain to him how RVs leave somewhat early and that sites might be available, then he concedes that yes if your spot is available you can park there, very frustrating when you're dealing with people that are not familiar with the RV lifestyle. We did finally get in and during all the confusion we forgot to show them our Good Sam discount card and did not get the discount and actually laughed and discovered it after we got down the road, did not dare try to call back and explain the situation; just said you know what that's the way it goes. We've stayed at this park several times over the years and always been pleased with how well kept up It is, it is tight maneuvering through the park so better to unhook out in the parking lot save yourself some grief and possibly a marriage!! But overall we will continue to stay there. Just enjoy the ride and don't sweat the minor stuff; it's a good place to camp. - monaco cruiser
Oct 2014 - $17.00
This is a new Elks lodge and features 5 electric-only back-in sites at the front of their parking lot near the street entrance. Self-registration. AC voltage was good. The grounds were exceptionally clean and well manicured. If needed, water can be obtained from a lawn spigot near the edge of the RV parking sites, but no sewer dump is available here. There's some noise from Kimmerling Rd. out front during the day (which is surprisingly busy) but it's quiet at night. Verizon had a strong signal and AT&T medium signal strength here. This is a good place for a quick overnight stop and we'll definitely stay again.
NOTE: For the use of current Elks members only. - Gyropilot
Jul 2016 - $42.00
I thought the place was overpriced for the ease of camping there. The park is older which is not a concern to me except that there is a very limited amount of space to navigate vehicles into. We have a 20' trailer and our space was very tight. It was a lot of back and forth to get the rig properly situated. There was no avoiding putting our truck into another person's space during the parking process.
The people were pleasant in the front office. The requirement to put a deposit on a bathroom key is outdated. A code system for the restrooms would be so much easier for all concerned. To get our deposit back, we had to leave after the office was open. Again not a huge issue but more of an inconvience.
I just think that the price of the facility did not match the amenaties. - arteacher
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Made reservation in Feb. 2016 for a pull-through full hook-up including 50 amp service. Was led to site 16. Plugged into 4 prong connector in the box and flipped the breakers on. To my surprise I only had 30 amp service. The owner came down and ask if my a/c was working. I responded that only 1 would work on 30 amp.Said if I wasn't happy I could get a refund and LEAVE. It was the 4th of July weekend and I ask him where I could go. His response "that's not my problem". On his park map, sites that shows 50 amp svc at 17 sites but those with true 50 amp svc on both legs are only 7. If you stay here and need true 50 amp make sure you get sites 35-41 or you are SOL. Also the traffic noise from hwy 395 is relentless 24/7 regardless where you are parked. - dls46
Oct 2015 - $38.00
My rating of 4 is generous. The only plus is that the staff is friendly and helpful
Electricity is so poor our booster was on almost all the time; our site was narrow and not level; the pedestal is at the back so we had to use a 20' sewer hose, and the noise from highway 395 is very noticeable.
We definitely would not stay again. - RaySc
Apr 2016 - $42.00
The campground is across the road from the rest of the resort. We walked the entire campground for exercise after a long drive. The grounds are pretty but the sites are very close together with little to zero privacy. Most of the tent sites are right on top of each other. The restrooms and showers each are individual rooms. The restrooms are very basic. The showers are in serious need of updating. They have concrete floors, some wall damage and old defunct coin machines. The resort does have a lake front beach and is located in a beautiful location. It was very pleasant walking the campground, there is a light so it is easy to cross the highway to get to the main part of the resort and the lake. We had a nice breakfast in the resort restaurant. - 2togoNebraska
Sep 2015 - $86.00
We unfortunately got caught without a reservation on a weekend. The name caught our attention, and having had experience with the resort itself felt that the $82 nightly charge was high, but considering it was at the resort we made reservations for two nights. As we arrived, we discovered the RV spots were across the street in a rustic campground, not the resort.
Note the reservation was taken by the off-site central booking agency Amamark; on arrival we found they had double booked us. The desk clerk,made us call the reservation number again to confirm we had made a reservation. Finally the other clerk, drove around and found an empty slot, the last one in the campground.
Worst camping experience ever, never could get the unit leveled. Note picture of picnic table which had been previously leveled by a big rock - totally unsafe. When we checked with adjacent camper as to why we couldn't get the cable to work we were told the front desk should have given you a converter box. When I walked back all the way down the hill, the desk clerk told me she had forgotten to tell us about that and had we called we could have saved us a walk down and back up the hill. So we couldn't watch TV that night. Tried for a good hour to connect with WiFi, and when asked the same clerk about it she told us, well you are in the trees.
We were so fed up that we checked out a day early. When asked about a credit because we didn't get the cable and WiFi we had asked for when we booked, we were told those were "free" services they gave us. - RetiredUSN
Jul 2015 - $70.00
This RV park had excellent rating. I'm wondering who actually wrote the reviews. Staff was helpful. Made reservations online through the resort website. Glitch in program and I was put down for a tent site. I called a couple of weeks before the trip and verified my reservations stating that it was for a RV. They did find me a site that even for a short RV it was almost impossible to back into. They are so crammed together we couldn't put out our and people beside us had to pull in there awning. The worst part is the noise from the highway. With all windows closed and earplugs in you can still hear the cars 24 hrs a day. Not worth the money for retired people. - YellowstoneBison
Jul 2016 - $27.00
Convenient location & reasonable price. Bad layout, interior roads tight & folks still park halfway into the roads. The dump station is tucked in a bit tight. They water the sites 2x per day a couple days a week, which makes you pack up each time or get all your chairs/tables/bbq's/etc. soaked. Your rig gets sprayed too, water quality leaves spots all over. Men's bath/shower had paper all over floor, stained shower curtains, not cleaned the 4 days we were there. - rvrrat520
Jun 2016 - $28.00
The Gold Dust Casino's tag line says it all, "In the middle of everywhere!" This is a great casino park. There's nothing fancy but it has everything one needs for a few days or weeks in the Carson City area.
The bathrooms, showers and laundry were immaculate. Also, the casino hotel spa and pool is available to RVers although we didn't use them.
Rigs longer than 35' may find it tight but the biggest tip is to unhook and hookup outside the park. There's a huge casino parking lot just outside the park but we still watched a number of clueless people block the interior drive to unhook/hookup and then struggle to make the corners.
As always my biggest gripe was inconsiderate dog walkers who ignore the provided dog run and let their dogs do their business anywhere but that's not the casino's fault. The casino seems to clean up any messes very quickly. - LM&TinView
Jun 2016 - $33.00
This is a convenient park for visiting Carson City. Good wi-fi and satellite access. There is a pool available but we didn't use. The main negative is the width of sites, you are very close to your neighbor! I was worried about noise but it was very quiet. If you want a receipt you have to physically check-out at the hotel on departure. We would stay here again. - vmi1962
Sep 2012 - $34.00
This is a typical Federal campground with one big plus: it is right on Lake Tahoe with a very nice sandy beach. This campground underwent a major renovation last year with newly paved, expanded sites. Sites are reasonably level and have a fire ring, BBQ and large table. There is a two tier price system. Those sites closest to the lake, designated as “Lake” in Reserve America and Recreation.gov, are $34 per night. Those a little further away, designated “FORE” for forest, are $30 per night. Many of the forest sites have good views of the lake through the pines, however. There are a couple of good hiking/biking paths leading through the adjacent forest and meadows. Bathrooms have flush toilets but no showers are available. Good cell service. No Wi-Fi, although I picked up a signal from a near-by hotel that did not require a password but I was unable to connect. My air card worked fine. Because of the trees, satellite reception will depend on your site. The two campground hosts do an outstanding job of keeping everything clean and tidy. Ordinarily I do not give a dry camping campground higher than 8 stars but the location outweighs the even the lack of showers. - Arn
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Park has quite a few long term residents but their rigs are well kept and do not detract from the overall environment. When approaching the park on Carson St you must enter from the southbound lanes as there is an island in the road. The park is close to any kind of service or store that you might need. - DennisA
Nov 2015 - $38.00
We had decided to stay in Carson City for 3 to 4 nights to enjoy the museums and see what the capital of Nevada was about. From pulling into the park, the office is in front of you and have to make a U-turn to get to your spot. There appears to be alot of long term RV'ers here with one side looking run down and trash all over the place. Luckily the woman in the office (very rude talking about other customers and cussing excessively) put us on the other side or we would have left. They use paper and no computer system, so after navigating some tight turns and roads, we found our spot, setup and settled in. Unfortunately we had to put up a deposit for the shower/restroom key and to my wife's dismay, key worked in BOTH the mens and women doors so she choose to use the RV shower instead. Restrooms were out of toilet paper in the women's side (this was just after 12pm, we told the lady in the office and she had an attitude about it and told a kid standing in the office to put toilet paper in the women's restroom). There is also a deposit required to use the cable ($75), luckily we had satellite of our own and chose to use ours. We ended up leaving early after some shady characters were driving around trying to steal things from around peoples rigs, going up and down each row every night after dark. We will never return, we need to feel safe but we definitely didn't at this park. - sunfriek
Aug 2014 - $38.00
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
Jun 2016 - $34.00
After a long drive from Yosemite NP we found this park for the night. Our site wad very large and level although without any hookups. There is a nearby restroom and shower facilities but we were pretty much self-sufficient. We were fairly close to US Rt. 50 which meant road noise throughout the night but it was tolerable. We did the self check-in so we can't comment on the staff. If we ever return to this area we would use this place but would try to make reservations ahead of time. - KC8RXQ
Jun 2016 - $34.00
We have camped here several times over a 20+ year period. We have had enjoyable visits in the past, but our latest was just adequate. The park is set among mature Ponderosa pines, which are beautiful, but maneuvering a large rig through them takes care. We saw several people having problems! The location is a mixed blessing. It is convenient to town services, and the beautiful Lake Tahoe with a nice beach is right across the road. The downside is the constant noise from busy route 50. We are full timers and travel in a 40' motorhome and pull a truck carrying an ATV and a motorcycle. I was not allowed to unload my motorcycle, as only 2 vehicles per site are allowed. The motorhome counts as one, and the truck counts as another. It makes no difference that the truck was towed in and there were only the two of us on the site. We had a site on the perimeter of the campground and there was a constant flow of people walking and riding bikes through our site to get to the road. I have been camping and RVing for 50 years, and have never seen so many rude and inconsiderate people. Based on this experience, you might want to avoid a site on the perimeter by the highway. All things considered, I don't think we will be in any hurry to return. - Boundertom
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Really pretty park. We stayed in the B loop at the noise from HWY 50 wasn't unbearable. Nice trails lead off to across the street to beautiful Lake Tahoe. We will definitely stay again. - longlivethebullies
Jun 2016 - $55.00
We had a premium site that was level and long enough for or rig. Paved interior roads but dirt sites. Only had 30 amp service and it was hot but only able to run 1 AC. Pool was clean a b d temp was good. Super friendly staff and very accommodating. Was nice but 50 amp and paved sites would earn it a 10. Caught the restrooms just before cleaning. - signaloil
Apr 2016 - $35.00
We made our reservation via their website, selecting a 50 amp FHU "prime" spot. Upon arrival, we were assigned a non-"prime" 30 amp site. After several minutes of near argument with the check-in staff person about "not needing a 50 amp site" he reluctantly changed our site to what we needed and had already paid for. Even though this part of the facility is open year around the water to our site was turned off and it took some effort to get staff to come turn it on. The sites in this section are close together and all dirt.
This facility is showing it's age. There are large potholes in the access roads and a number of bumps caused by frost-heaves and tree roots. The roadways wind through the trees but if you take it slow and are cautious most rigs can probably navigate them. The non-prime sites in the area we camped are generally 40' long and back up to another 40' site. They will be cramped if there are two long rigs back to back. The "prime" sites are back-in sites generally on the outside perimeter.
We have stayed here before but this will be the last time for us. - Saggio
Nov 2015 - $19.00
Access from US50 via "C" Street takes you directly to the CG entrance. Roads are asphalt, sites are hard sand and mostly level. Utilities are well placed, there are pedestal BBQ grill stands and some sites have fire bowls. There are pine trees, some satellite access, HDTV good signal. Part of the CG closes for the winter. There are a few long term residents here but their sites are tidy. Restrooms were okay, certainly not sparkling clean, didn't use the showers. "The Pit" is a group BBQ area used by the staff while we were there for a Chamber of Commerce function and campers were invited to attend, free of charge. South Lake Tahoe is gearing up for the winter ski season. There are stores, shops and restaurants to chose from, some in California, some in Nevada. - SilverBear