Smith Valley Nevada Campgrounds
7 RV Parks near Smith Valley, Nevada
Jun 2016 - $10.00
Dust is a constant here. This is a remote resort primarily serving off-roaders using trails in the vast BLM lands nearby. It is however a good base camp for day-trips to Bodie and/or Virginia City.
Out site was a level, dirt pull-thru. Power was only 30Amp, but that was enough since there was dense shade most of the day. Wi-Fi was good since there was a bathhouse nearby.
We MIGHT stay here again the next time we go to California (if they stay in the Coast to Coast network). - Alworth
May 2015 - $10.00
Very nice RV resort. All hard dirt roads and sites with large trees with shade and open sites. Small store, bar, rec room, pool and hot tub. Most sites long pull-through with room to park car. Membership resort and set up for off road vehicles while staying with many miles of trails. No ATV noise in park. Pistol shooting range close, trap circuit, fishing pond and fast trout river. About 20 miles from small town. - Pepper Dan
Apr 2014 - $46.00
We really wanted to like this resort more than we did. The all dirt roads and sites just meant everything was dusty. We didn't see the river at all as it was a hike from the campground or to access the walking trail required going 3 miles out to the main and going down a different road. We aren't fans of side-by-side hook-ups, but knew that is what they were. That said, with the park less than 20% occupied, why did they were they assigning everyone facing spaces? There were 2 tables for the 2 sites with only one side usable because they were touching and no place else to put them. We did an easy day trip to Lake Tahoe just because we didn't want to spend time hanging out in the dust. - Tvl Junky
Jun 2017 - $17.00
We were here in late June 2017 and liked it enough to spend a second night. We would use this park again. The lower section is very quiet although near US 395. This lower section has no sewer connections, but a dump is available for $10. Power was good, cable TV was grainy.
Note that accessing the lower RV section, go down the driveway on the right side of the store, then turn LEFT to the lower section. - Bud H
Jul 2016 - $22.00
For the price wasn't expecting much but this was a nice surprise. They give you coupons for two free drinks at the casino. And few dollars off diners and discounts on gift shop purchases. Although this isn't on the lake some sites have a partial view. A nearby park was booked and from the road looked packed in tight. I didn't have reservations here but there were plenty openings. Pool was crystal clean like it suppose to be but a bit chilly. Clean showers and restrooms. Have horseshoes pits. This turned out to be a great stopover with handy gas station. The casino has live entertainment and daily specials. To me this beats the other nearby RV park cramped in to just to have a views of a lake. I'm sure cost much more too. - DennisO
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Price does not include 10% tax. Park is pretty nice but all the pull through sites are not level enough for a motor home . When I made reservations I was told the site was level. After driving up on 3 2x4 boards on the left rear I got close. Another coach pulled next to me and left because they could not level. I would choose a back in next time. 50 amp service worked good easy water connection and good sewer connect. Cable TV is terrible like many parks now that have not upgraded wire snowy picture . Office staff a bit disorganized but nice. Could be really nice park if all sites were level. - signaloil
Jun 2014 - $36.00
Just a note- THIS IS NOT THE CASINO RV PARK in Nevada!Topaz Lake RV park is about 1/2 mile further south on highway 395 in California and a world of difference in the parks! We spent 4 nights at this great campground in space #10. It's a wonderful spot- as are most of the sites! We loved the social atmosphere of this site- everyone stopped by and said hello, chatted about fishing, invited us to game night and gatherings or just petted and spoiled our dog! The only negative comment was that the road noise from 395 was annoying the first night- but when we closed the vents and windows and put our little fan on in the trailer, it was much better. The Lake is fantastic and fishing was great (for everyone else!). We were invited to a yearly BBQ with a group that was wonderful. Very pleasant and helpful. There is a camp store with necessities and RV parts; ice cream, sodas, worms, ice, some food, paper towels and TP, stuff like that. It's on an honor system and you pay when you check out. The RV Park is full of beautiful shade trees and lots of sites with flowers. It's a short walk to the beach and if you bring a boat there is complimentary storage for trailers. The slips are also available at a very reasonable cost($6.50-7.50 a night)The other campers were all very nice and friendly- many have been coming to the camp for 2+ weeks every year for 35 years! They also offer a monthly rate that is very reasonable($440 a month March 1-June 1 and Sept 1- Oct 1 and $510.00 a month for June 1-Sept 1.There is a discount if you pay by check, cash or debit. Well behaved pets are welcomed; there is a quiet time from 10PM-8AM. There are no fire rings. Almost every site has gorgeous views of Topaz Lake. There is a fish cleaning station, showers and bathrooms and a laundry room. The wi-fi was great. The boat launch is free for registered guests - they do offer a visitor launch for $15 a boat. They also have propane if you run out. They have a very strict 2 mph rule in the park since there are so many children and pets in the area. The children and pets were all VERY well behaved!! We were really impressed with the park and the clientele...this lake is a Bald Eagle nesting area, and water fowl sightings were frequent. I loved seeing the graceful flock of pelicans every day! The weather was great- sunny and hot with a light breeze and cool at night for sleeping. We didn't need to use the air at all this trip! We can't wait to go back! - Michelelyl
Jun 2014 - $33.00
When we arrived we were greeted promptly and escorted to our site. We are very new at pulling a 33' travel trailer and were concerned about getting into our site. The escort walked us through backing into a vacant site to turn our rig around so we could back into our site. Believe me, it was well worth any stress we had. Not only did we have the best site on the premises, #37, we got a darn good lesson on backing. Park is clean and has large beautiful shade trees. Lovely setting right on Topaz lake. Park has private boat launch swimming area. Wi-Fi was strong. Would definitely stay again. - Gettajob
May 2013 - $29.00
We loved this place, just dropped in and were given a good rate and a beautiful site. Cable was great, wi-fi was good and people were very friendly (lots of them were return visitors). Lake was beautiful, peaceful, and they have a very nice boat docking area; trout fishing was a popular activity and people seemed to be very successful with their catch each. I look forward to going back. - blb4711
Aug 2017 - $25.00
The managers were a pleasure to deal with. One of them even brought us a free bag of ice! Very quiet spot a short distance off highway. Many pull thru hookups. Chukars everywhere. A great bargain too. Ride in\out for UTVs and motorcycle's. Endless trails too! - Mrjojo
Oct 2013 - $25.00
Beyond funky to be sure. Lots of permanent residents. I was exhausted or the wind was terrible while passing through, I would opt for a casino parking lot or rest stop instead, kinda nasty actually! - NVDesertGirl
Mar 2012 - $20.00
A true experience in funk, camping among the abandoned open pit mines. But no complaints about the park: nice level sites, sparkling restrooms, easy in and out, apparently all pull-throughs. Good Wi-Fi signal--at $1/day, which will be explained to you by the genial host. We're staying an extra day, however: a High Wind Warning has us hunkered down to avoid wind gusts up to 70 mph out on Highway 95 ALT. Even in the park, our rig is rockin' and rollin'--though not in danger (we surmise) of capsizing. We'd stay here again--if we travel this way in the future; its a convenient stop between LV and Reno. - Dick B.
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Apr 2017 - $38.00
They have 4 lovely clean, full, private bathrooms for campers to use. Very well thought out bathrooms. They have done a lovely job of updating this park and it was very clean. You do have road noise but it wasn't a bother sleeping. Nice folks who run the campground/motel. - Madeline Haney
Mar 2017 - $40.00
Owners very nice and helpful. Very, very clean bathrooms and laundry. Fabulous WiFi at no extra charge. The park is well thought out and the sewer is well placed and easy to dump. There is a nice patio with tables and chairs, large fire ring and bbq for visitors to use. - Beekeeper
Sep 2016 - $48.00
An excellent park, well-run and very clean. Generally good space between sites, picnic table at sites. EWS all fine (but connections are at the rear, so you may need extender). Very reasonable prices for laundry ($1.50 and $1.00), a well-laid out and equipped room. Four individual complete bathrooms with showers. Great common area with ramada for cooking (propane grill available) and eating/sitting. Store has reasonable variety of items, adjacent restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. There is some minor road noise, but it did not disturb us at all. Be sure you have what food/supplies you need, as the shopping in nearby Walker is extremely basic and expensive. The closest decent shopping is about 30-35 miles north in Gardnerville, NV. The park's wifi works well when there are few people around (very early/late and mid-day), but slows as people return and start using it. Even using a Wilson booster, there is no AT&T coverage here (map shows it, but when I contacted via wifi, they said nearest tower is 20+ miles away), and Verizon data is 99% of the time useless (1 bar with 3G). There is a pay phone at the office. Large enclosed area for dogs, and several paths thru the landscape are available. Staff is great, and it is an excellent park we would return to.
As we have found elsewhere in the Sierras, this is a bumper year for yellow jackets (lack of cold winters the past few years), to the point that it sometimes is impossible to sit out. They seem to be attracted to the hordes off dead bugs collected on your vehicle form driving even short distances, and even is cleaned off. Not true all the time, but a significant consideration (as in trying to eat outside). - SW Rick
Sep 2017 - $17.00
Very nice place to stay for elks members only . I agree with previous post the traffic on Kemmerling is getting more used during the daytime very very busy there seems to be a gravel yard across the street that trucks are continuously running from seven in the morning till 3 o'clock this goes on six days a week at least this was my observation how long this goes on through the year can't tell you . The RV parking is set up very nice we actually backed in with a 22 foot enclosed trailer the only thing the sprinklers washed the trailer early in the morning but that was OK we did not have to unhook. Electrical hook up was nice 50 amp was a plus specially if you were there in the summer time were you needed to run air believe me it would be hot, there is no trees to shade. We attended a breakfast at the lodge on Sunday was excellent very very good I would stay here again but definitely bring earplugs there is still some traffic noise at night if you can park away from the street as far as possible is a plus, motorhomes or trailers between you and the street might create a little bit of a buffer on noise. We camped here in a motorhome for members only . - 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