October 2019 When passing through Beatty last June, we saw signs for their Beatty Days celebration and signs advertising this RV park, so we decided to check it out. The park is all dirt without picnic tables and nothing fancy, but it was very neat, clean, and well-maintained. It was very quiet, and we enjoyed sitting outside in the evening there. We had adequate room at our pull-through site, and most sites have at least one tree. The location was just a short walk to Cottonwood Park where the Beatty Days festivities were taking place. We had a wonderful time. They had live music on two stages, lots of food and vendor booths, a parade, and all kinds of activities and competitions. We especially enjoyed participating in the People's Choice chili competition. Yum! We also visited a local bar called The Happy Burro. Interestingly, wild burros roam the town frequently, and they walked right across the street while we were at the bar. We took one day to make an excursion to Death Valley National Park, which is about 30 miles away, and stopped by Rhyolite ghost town on the way back. We enjoyed it so much, that we plan to return next year.
June 2019 - 2 Nights We had been to Oasis RV a few times for a half day to get our coach washed. You can rent a spot there for a few hours and have Red Rock RV Wash come and get the grime off of your RV; they always do a great job. Since we knew our coach would need a wash after our month-long trip, we decided to book two nights at Oasis for the end of our trip to get the coach washed, clean and organize the interior, and cool off in their pool. I never got around to taking any RV park pictures, but I did take one of the staging area where you first pull in and the pool area. Oasis is a large RV park, and it's very good overall.
June 2019 - 7 Nights Gold Ranch is a very good RV park - it could use a little TLC and attention to detail, but we'd definitely stay there again. Our spot was plenty long enough with space between sites. We were close to the front of the park. Next time, I'd request a spot further back. The surrounding wilderness is incredibly beautiful, and I'd like to have a spot closer to it. We hiked a trail that started at the back of the park, even though there was a warning sign about a mountain lion in the area! We didn't encounter the mountain lion, but we did enjoy the hike. Gold Ranch has a small pool that was refreshing on some warm days. There are restaurants on property, but we didn't visit them. We did go to a restaurant in Verdi called Chop 40 twice. The food was great and we loved the quirky atmosphere. We found this park to be a good location to venture out to Reno and Lake Tahoe.
May 2019 - 1 Night Because Winnemucca KOA closed (I think they are Silver State RV now), we decided to try New Frontier RV. This place is really nice; roomy, clean, and well taken care of! Plus Wingers in next door and their food is delicious!
Winnemucca / I-80 KOA - Winnemucca, NV
May 2018 - 1 Night We continued our journey to Bend, Oregon with a stopover at Winnemucca's KOA. It was a typical KOA and was nice for this quick stop. We'll definitely stay there again. We ended up taking the exit off I-80 that is just past the KOA instead of the exit before because there's a bridge on the route of the first exit and the height isn't posted. Well, we actually did take the first exit and narrowly missed getting stuck as we turned around in a parking lot to get back on the highway. (This has since closed.)
Tonopah RV - Tonopah, NV
May & June 2019 - 2 Nights Total Tonopah RV is a very convenient overnight stop as we head north in Nevada. At the beginning of our month-long summer trip, we stayed at Tonopah RV and returned to Tonopah Brewing Company, which we enjoyed last summer, for a delicious BBQ dinner and great beer. On the way home several weeks later, we stayed at Tonopah RV again and visited the famous Mizpah hotel for an early dinner and enjoyed Jacuzzi wine. The Jacuzzi family owns the hotel and a vineyard in California and apparently invented the Jacuzzi.
May 2018 This was our first stop on our journey to Bend, Oregon. We had actually planned to stay at Tonopah Station. They don't take reservations. When we arrived, they had the RV lot closed for resurfacing. Fortunately, we found Tonopah RV. It's a great spot for a short stopover with full-hookups. They don't have a website. Address: 1160 US-95, Tonopah, NV 89049 / Phone: (775) 482-1700
March 2019 - 2 Nights (site #150) We headed back to Lakeside for a weekend getaway. This park is so nice! It's a great place to relax, casually stroll around the lake, and watch the ducks, geese, and turtles. We had a lakeside back-in spot and had enough room, but I would have preferred a spot at the end of a row for more room and a better view. It seems like many of those spots are occupied by people staying for a longer time. I'm looking forward to our next visit!
March 2018 - 2 Nights Lakeside RV is a lovely little gem in Pahrump, Nevada. We stayed here for a weekend when we signed up for RV Driving School (which I highly recommend!) We had a pull-through spot (site #14), and I loved the view even though we weren't right on the small lake. We will definitely return when we have more time.
We stayed in a section of the campground that was newly renovated with fairly level concrete pads, and it was really nice (loop A/site 16). There are no hookups, but there is running water near every site. The restrooms are very nice and clean, although there are no showers. There is a dump station. They are currently (summer 2018) renovating the other section of the campground. Next door there is a nice RV park with full hookups and some great water view sites.
Atlatl Rock Campground - Valley of Fire State Park, NV
February 2017 - 4 Nights For our first outing in our Airstream Basecamp, we were lucky to score a spot in Atlatl Rock Campground in Valley of Fire State Park since the campground does not take reservations. It was a Thursday afternoon before Presidents Day weekend, and a storm was moving in. Otherwise, I think we would have been out of luck! Throughout our stay, I noticed that people would leave between 9 and 11 am, so that seemed the best time to arrive to score a camping spot. There are many dry camping spaces and limited spaces available with power and water hookups but no sewer. There is a dump station. This spot was beautiful! There was more than enough room for our little Basecamp and Jeep, and we didn't mind the gloomy weather.