Peavine Road Boondocking

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Peavine Rd is open year round. You may stay 14 days at Peavine Rd. This site does not accept reservations, but there is typically sufficient space for everyone. Toiyabe National Forest. Many places to pull off the road for the night with views of the mountain and town below. Seems popular with jeeps and skeet shooters.

We stayed the night while traveling from Oregon to Mojave. We drove up the dirt road to a level area, parked, and slept there before leaving early the next morning. Due to the poor road conditions, we were happy to be in the pickup with camper cap rather than the Prius with a tent. It was a peaceful location away from the din of the freeway, and since we were there only at night, we did not encounter any shooters.

Indeed, there was a great deal of discarded ammunition, including 9mm pistol projectiles,.223 America's Rifle shells, and 12 gauge shotgun shells. The shooters must have been practicing for a 3-gun competition and departed without cleaning up due to their high score. By recycling or reloading the brass, someone could make a windfall.


Take Highway 395 to exit 78 (N Red Rock Road) or exit 76 (Stead Road), and on the south side of the highway take Virginia Street to Peavine. There is an RV storage lot across from Peavine, and a junkyard on the corner. Take the dirt road, cross the railroad tracks and head up the mountain..

Forest Ranger National Forest
Location Information Popup Campers, RVs, Tents Allowed, Trailers
RV Parking, Tent Camping Allowed
Hiking Biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
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