The lush meadows and undulating hills of South Fork State Recreation Area in northeastern Nevada are home to a wide variety of animal species. Mule deer, badgers, beavers, and kit foxes are frequently spotted. Visitors can simply and joyfully enjoy hunting, boating, swimming, and fishing against the backdrop of the Ruby Mountains. Catfish, bass, and trout of championship size are all waiting in the vast reservoir's depths. The lake is home to numerous species of waterfowl, including ducks and geese. Both primitive and developed campgrounds are available in South Fork. There is a 25-site campground with facilities like picnic tables, barbecue grills, and hot showers.
Just outside the northern park entrance is a campground with 25 campsites. Tables, barbecues, and a bathroom with hot showers are all available for campers to use. Pull-in sites 5, 9, 11, 19, 20, and 25 are located in East Campground. East Campground has power sites for an extra $10 per site per stay. Every day of the year is a good day to go camping. Along the southwest coast, you can even set up a tent in the open. There is no reservation system for individual campsites. Contact the park in advance to secure a group camping. The RV dump station is easily accessible from the main north park entrance road and is available all year round. There is a 14-day/30-day camping time limit.
There are two boat launch ramps here. Boats up to 15 feet in length can be launched from the southwest beach. This space is intended for float tube enthusiasts. An unflush restroom and plenty of parking are available at the main boat launch.
Public access to the South Fork of the Humboldt River for fishing is available from the Lucky Nugget Subdivision access causeway to the upstream Gauging Station. This section of South Fork is a one-trout trophy fishery. Artificial lures only; single-hook, barbless lures only. Below the dam, a quarter of a mile downstream from the spillway, the South Fork of the Humboldt is also accessible for fishing. You may get your fishing license at ndow.org. The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for the land west of the park's boundary in South Fork Canyon.
No Marked Trails
Day use entrance fee: $5.00 per vehicle (Non-NV Vehicles $10.00 per vehicle)
Camping: $15.00 per vehicle, per night (Non-NV Vehicles: $20.00 per vehicle, per night)
Bike in: $2.00 per bike
Hours: Open seven days a week, 365 days a year.