2 Parks near Sutcliffe, Nevada
Aug 2013 - $9.00
We really enjoy dry camping at Pyramid Lake. Camping is allowed on the east side of the lake pretty much anywhere you can park your vehicle as long as it's 20' from the shore. There is a fairly wide and well maintained dirt road off the highway were Warrior Point is. There are pit toilets available which were very clean when we camped there. It can get busy on the beaches however there are many places to camp so you can find privacy if you want it. - braindead0
Aug 2013 - $10.00
As mentioned in an earlier review, if you want to dry camp at Pyramid Lake you can buy a permit in Sutcliffe for $10. The weather was nice for dry camping August so we opted for the $10 dry camping experience vs. the $35 at the marina campground. Pyramid lake has many dirt roads leading to beachfront camping locations. Be careful which road you select due to sandy conditions that could leave you stuck!!! We asked around and went to Pelican Beach which is marked with a sign 3 miles north of Sutcliffe. The dirt road down to the beach was all hard packed and we were able to park within 20 feet of the water. Pelican Beach was fairly crowded on Sunday afternoon when we arrived but by about 5pm almost everybody was gone except for a few RVs. If you are not camping on a weekend, I highly recommend this beach for dry camping vs. the developed marina campground, which is a parking lot on a bluff quite a ways away from and above the water. If you want to get right on the beach and jump in the water (as we did), you will want to stay at Pelican Beach. - my12by60
Nov 2015 - $25.00
Upon arriving, the signs leading to the ranger station and the RV park itself were VERY faded and broken, mostly made of wood and you really have to keep your eyes open. And try not to drive down the wrong road. We finally arrived at the ranger station and checked in. Now, the price for the RV park is $25.00 per day, full hook-ups. OR $15.00 no hook-ups and you're on the beach. Or $400.00 a month which is an awesome deal. We stayed a week. We parked very far from the restrooms because I wanted to view the lake every morning, but the restrooms were clean and the water was hot. We didn't encounter any problems while at Pyramid Lake.
There are lifetime RVers that live at the park and one gentleman in particularly wanted us to stay! Oh goodness we wanted to! But, sadly our full-time city employment calls and we have to answer. - Oie de Etudiant
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This is located in the desert and Pyramid is a desert lake. But, to us, Pyramid Lake is beautiful, with rugged mountains and desert scenery. The park, at least the front row, has a great view of the lake.
For the money you get a large asphalt paved space, water, sewer, 30 amp electric and clean showers and bathrooms. Can't beat the value. But a shower without hot water is an ordeal. Apparently, when the propane tank for the hot water was refilled, the pilot light wasn't relit. And we could not find the friendly clerk or anyone else to get the hot water going.
I really wanted to give this park a higher rating, but no hot water for the showers is a big no-no with me. - Arthur M.
Jun 2009 - $35.00
The things going for this place are that it sits right on Pyramid Lake, the woman who runs the check-in is very nice, and the scenery is great if you like that high desert look - the landscape all around is basically scrub. That said, it's basically a parking lot with electrical installations. The view of the lake is lovely, but the beaches are not well kept by the Paiute tribe that manage it - lots of litter and stuff lying around, and the beach shade huts need work. You can swim in the lake (we did), and since there's not anyplace else around to stay unless you want to go into the hellhole that is Reno, this may be your best bet. - casasf