Lamoille Creek Boondocking

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Lamoille Creek State Park boondocking area. Lamoille, Nevada is a short 25-mile drive south of Elko in northeastern Nevada at the toe of the fabled Ruby Mountains and the mouth of glacier-carved, outdoor action-packed Lamoille Canyon. Come for the camping, hiking, fishing, and even heli-skiing. Stay for Lamoille’s slowed-down country vibes, awesome eats, and one-of-a-kind accommodations. There is an unlimited amount of space, tent camping is supposed to be $1 a night but nowhere to pay.

Even though this spot is 30 minutes or so from highway 80 it was SO worth it. Plenty of free campsites and next to a beautiful river in the ruby mountains. Looks like there was paid camping across the stream from me, but where I stayed was unmarked. Highly recommend.. drove my Subaru Impreza with low clearance and definitely bottomed out quite a bit. Would recommend 4wd but there are more accessible spots where a 2wd could make it (like the official camp ground). For the fisherman, at the top of this road are high alpine lakes for brookie and cutthroat trout fishing!

Lamoille Creek State Park boondocking area. Lamoille, Nevada is a short 25-mile drive south of Elko in northeastern Nevada at the toe of the fabled Ruby Mountains and the mouth of glacier-carved, outdoor action-packed Lamoille Canyon. Come for the camping, hiking, fishing, and even heli-skiing. Stay for Lamoille’s slowed-down country vibes, awesome eats, and one-of-a-kind accommodations.

Nested at the base of the Ruby Mountains at the end of northeastern Nevada’s State Route 227 (AKA the Lamoille Highway), the town of Lamoille, Nevada offers a mix of rural charm and outdoor adventure that’s hard to find anywhere—and hard to beat everywhere. The crown jewel of the Lamoille, NV area is the Ruby Mountains Wilderness. Often referred to as the “Swiss Alps of Nevada,” the Rubies boast 11,000’ peaks, picture-perfect hanging valleys, rushing creeks, and pristine lakes, which beckon outdoor recreationalists of every stripe, passion, and skill level in every season—especially in glacier-carved, 12-mile-long Lamoille Canyon.

Management:
Forest Ranger State Park
Information:
Location Information Popup Campers, Small RVs Only, Tents Allowed, Trailers
Amenities:
Tent Camping Allowed, Tent Camping Only
Activities:
Hiking Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Pad Type:
Pad Type None