Bob Scott Campground

The Bob Scott Campground is a high elevation camp (7,200 feet) set in a pinyon-juniper forest, Bob Scott Campground sets you up for some solid recreational opportunities. Go fishing at Birch Creek, just eight miles away, or hunt for deer and elk when in season. Mountain biking trails are just across US Highway 50, south of the campground entrance and at Austin Summit.

Generally open May to October as weather and conditions allow. Accessible from U.S. Route 50. In an open setting with pinyon-juniper forest at Bob Scott Summit. Hunting for deer and elk in season. Fishing at Birch Creek, 8 miles from campground.The halfway point between Reno and Ely along the Loneliest Road in America, settle into Bob Scott Campground for some of the best camping near Austin, NV. Perched high in the Toiyabe Mountains six miles east of Austin at Bob Scott Summit, this US Forest Service-managed campground is open seasonally during the late spring, summer, and early fall months, offering up individual and group first-come, first-served sites within access of some of the region’s best hiking trails, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and scenic vistas.

A tried-and-true overnight stop for road trippers and outdoorsmen alike, Bob Scott Campground offers 9 campsites built to accommodate tent and truck campers, as well as RVs up to 35 feet, along with one group campsite that can host up to 50 people. Each campsite is equipped with picnic tables and fire rings, shady vegetation, along with access to drinking water, and flush toilets. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed. Reservations are not available at this USFS-managed campground. For more information on Bob Scott Campground and other USFS campgrounds in the Austin and north central Nevada region, get in touch with the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District directly at (775) 964-2671.

Forest Ranger Private Business Owner
Location Information Popup Campers, RVs, Tents Allowed, Trailers
Big Rig Friendly, Drinking Water, Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Pull Thru Sites, Restrooms, Tent Camping Allowed
Hiking Biking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Wildlife Viewing
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Pad Type Gravel