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Old 03-28-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
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Here's my current list for Nevada: disclaimer: to the best of my knowledge the list is accurate but things do change, some info has not been verified, and some info may be outdated. Enjoy!
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ALAMO: (about 2 hours north of Las Vegas on Hiwy 93) Pahranagat National Refuge located off HWY-93. Camping spots visible from road. It is 3.5 mi S of Alamo on Upper Pahranagat Lake. Unlimited size, 14-day limit not enforced.
AUSTIN: Bob Scott National Forest, 8 mi E on Hwy-50. Free, no water, pit toilets. Also Hickison Petroglyphs Rec Site (BLM) is 25 mi E of Austin on HWY-50. Free.

BEATTY: On Hwy-95, free RV parking in lot of Stagecoach Motel Casino.

BEATTY: Free boondocking on BLM land and mine land at Rhyolite and Bullfrog both W of Beatty off SR-374. Rhyolite is an historic site, but parking is permitted. Check first with host located at Bottle House. Bullfrog is more level. Use caution when leaving main road as dips may hang up your rig. Lunch served at the senior center

Carson CityThe Carson Nugget Casino, located downtown on U.S. 395 (the main drag) offers free RV parking in a designated lot. It's only a block from the casino and the state capitol complex, and within easy walking distance of downtown shops and tourist attractions.


Challis, Salmon Most of the land is BLM land and you can just pull off and stay over night. From Jackpot, Nev,Id state line, to Wells there are many side roads. Just get out of sight of the highway and setup. We have found that if you can be seen from the highway chances of someone pulling in near you are high. We really like the NE Nevada country.


DAYTON, NEVADAThere's free overnight parking in the rear parking area behind the "Dayton Depot," a small, locals-style casino. Right across the street is a state park and the Carson River. The quaint downtown area is a few minutes' walk away. Dayton is about 15 miles east of Carson City on U.S. 50.

Not far from Dayton is Fort Churchill, a wonderful state park with a campground just a short walk from the old ruins. The campground is not free, but it's a beauty.
ELY: Another excellent cheap place we stayed was Upper Lehman Campground at Great Basin Nation Park near Ely, NV. $7 a night/$3.50 a night with Golden Age/Access pass got us a spacious site with a rushing creek next to us.

ELY: Rest area N 3.5 mi on US-93. State maintained, police patrolled. Picnic tables, grass, water, rest rooms, dump, beautifully kept.

ELY: Ilapa Reservoir. About 30 mi W of Ely on HWY-50. Turn left after leaving hwy. BLM. Free.

ELY: Prospector Casino RV Park and Hotel, 1501 Ave. F, offers two days free parking. About 20 full hookups including cable TV. Free use of hotel's enclosed, heated pool, spa, and exercise room. From jct. of US 50, 59,93, go N one mile on US 93 (702-289-8900). Register at hotel desk. This may be the old Holiday Inn, and may no longer be free.
FALLON: County Regional park at S end of town. The gravel road is now paved.
FERNLEY: Truck stop at Hwy 80, exit 48, jct with Hwy. 50. Restaurant/casino nearby.
HAWTHORNE: On Hwy-95, El Capitan Lodge/Restaurant/Casino offers free O/N parking for customers. Has RV dump. Food is good.

HAWTHORNE: 10 mi N on US-95, a 5-star boondock. Sportsman's Beach on Walter Lake. View, fishing, swimming, boat ramp, restrooms. Open area as well as designated sites. Upper terraces have picnic tables w/sun covers. Lower terrace has long pull-thru sites. Joint state & BLM park. No fresh water, no dump, no fee.

HAWTHORNE: Tamarack Point is 2 mi N of Sprotsman's Beach on Walker Lake, 18 mi N of Hawthorne. Pit toilets, trash barrel, sites are free but not as well maintained as Sportsman's Beach.

HENDERSON: Near intersection US-93/US-95. O/N on dry lake bed S of US-93, E of US-95, accessible off US-95.

JACKPOT: (almost into Idaho on HWY 93) Park at Cactus Pete's or further N across HWY-93 from Barton's 93 Club. RV area has flush toilets, hot showers, dump & water.

Jackpot: Barton's Club 93 in the center of town offers free RV parking.

LAKEMEADE: St Thomas Cove. Entrance is across hwy from the S entrance to Valley of Fire State Park. 3.5 mi of washboard road and worth every bump of it.

LAKEMEAD: there is free camping just south of Overton Beach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on NV 167/169 (Northshore Road). The area is called Poverty Hill but it's really a flat mesa. We instead stayed at Echo Bay ($10 a night/$5 a night with Golden Age/Access pass).

LAKE TAHOE: While visiting Stateline at south shore Lake Tahoe, we found signs in casino parking lots that read,"No RV Parking." However, the Horizon Hotel and Casino had an area of their parking lot marked for RV parking. There were many RVs there too.

Note: Tahoe's south shore casinos have been militant about ejecting RVers attempting to stay the night for free in their parking lots.


South of Henderson - Railroad Pass Casino permits overnight RV stays in its parking lot, although,finding a spot there is getting hard as the lot gets pretty full by 4 or 4:30p.m. The lot also slopes quite a bit."

Las Vegas
Arizona Charlies--too close to Boulder Hwy. Sites tight. Good public
facilities

Castaways--some too close to Boulder Hwy. Rough neighborhood.

Destiny/Oasis--really nice / really expensive

Landmark Hotel offering free parking on their West lot on Convention
Center Drive for up to 14 days with water and waste services available.
Silverton Casino RV Park off Boulder Hwy. Look like nice sites.
Roadrunner--too close to Boulder Hwy. Understand good management

Sam's Town--too close to Boulder Hwy. or to Nellis Blvd. depending on which one you stay in. Noisy. Nellis management kind of disagreeable. Boulder Hwy. one is noisier, but managers nicer.

BoulderLakes--Back from Boulder Hwy. big sites. More expensive, but less than Oasis.

International RV. Close to Sam Boyd Stadium off Boulder. We stayed at the Las Vegas International RV Resort back in April. It's fairly new, just off the Boulder Hwy and has reasonable rates, large paved pull-thru's, phone at each site, and a large park right across the street. Here's the link:
http://www.vegasrvresort.com/ Sites are small, but away from the noise. People are friendly--maybe because you are so close.

Covered Wagon--too noisey by Boulder Hwy. Parking lot kind of place. Whole park is blacktop. Wouldn't want to be there in summer.



LAUGHLIN: Most, if not all, casinos appear to welcome RVers in their remote lots. However, there has been a recent crackdown by the county health department to limit dry camping in Casino Parking areas. We liked Gold River (Sam's Town in 1991) very much.
LAUGHLIN: Ramada Express has 200 free RV spaces. Enter main drive off Casino Dr, veer to right, go to back. Dump/water/24-hr security. Along Casino Drive, Riverside, Harrahs, and others allow o/n stays of various lengths.

MESQUITE: Peppermill Resort/Casino, just off I-15. Free parking in lot across from casino. Dump at gas station. No water.

OVERTON: On HWY-169 2 mi N of jct w/HWY-176(Valley of Fire), BLM land both sides of road on top of mesa. 30-day limit, then at least 1-day out. Unlimited size, no facilities.

OVERTON: Overton Nat'l Wildlife Refuge located 1 mi S of town on HWY-169. Unlimited size, 14-day limit.

PIOCHE: On US-93 about 170 mi N. of Las Vegas. 10 sites with water & sewer hookups in municipal RV park. 7-day limit. No electricity. Located next to County Courthouse and town park. Quaint old mining town. Great view of valley. From SH-93, take 322 past courthouse/police station, turn left. Look for free parking sign. Box for donations.

PIOCHE:There are three or four pull thru spots right in town with water and sewer, no electrical, and no official charge. Donations are accepted

PRESTON: Truckstop on HWY-318 S of town. Boondock free or pay for hookups.

PRIMM: Exit off I-15 at Primadona exit, turn R and go past stoplight. Past RV park on L is entrance to Buffalo Bill's back lot for truck and RV parking, Roomy, level, paved lot. No time limit. Note: Primadona RV Park, a full service RV park, is $12/night for full hookups.

RENO: Note that in Reno I see many RVs, some with sliders out, at the back of the North parking lot of the Peppermill, so they must not have a problem with it. In addition there are always many RVs on the street behind the Atlantis and at the back of the parking lot west of the Atlantis (across Virginia Street).

RENO / SPARKS: At Reno Hilton Hotel & Casino (not Flamingo Hilton). From HWY-395, exit at Glendale Ave, go E 0.5 mi on Glendale. Park in rear. Lots of security. "RV Residential Living" sign is not enforced. Dump free with fill-up, $5 without at Baldini's Casino, 865 Rock Blvd. Take Hwy-395 and go E on Glendale; from I-80, S on Rock Blvd. Dump is on the S side of the casino next to propane tank.


RENO / SPARKS : John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort provides free RV parking at either the E or W end of the parking lots. Any size RV. Security. Shuttle to Casino. I-80 Exit 18, Pyramid Way or Exit 16 eastbound, Nugget Ave.
The Nugget Casino in Sparks (just off I-80 a few miles east of Reno) has set aside a special RV parking area, and has generously permitted overnight stays for years now. A few years back they even delivered a complimentary morning newspaper, but no more. The casino is beautiful, and just a short walk away..

SPARKS: From I-80, take Rock Blvd exit, go S. Cross Glendale. Baldini's
Casino overflow parking is behind the casino. Show out-of-state license for coupon book.

Searchlight (south of Las Vegas on Hi. 95)There's a large gravel lot across from the casino on the corner where the road goes to Nipton, Calif.We have stayed there several times at different times of the year and no one has ever said anything. It's level, but there are always trucks with engines running. But it works for a place to sleep.

SMITH: Rest area 7 mi E on HWY-28 on banks of Walker River. Trees/tables/ fire rings/toilets. Lots to see & do. "18-hr limit" sign not enforced. Best for 35' and under. It is also the local swimming hole, so weekends may be noisy.

STATE LINE: Whiskey Pete's, on I-15. No facilities.

TONOPAH: 10 mi W on US-95. Rest area w/designated RV camping (No trucks allowed). Large open area away from highway. Clean rest rooms, dump, water.

TONOPAH:North of town about 13 miles on U.S. 95 is a quiet and clean state rest area where a sign announces that stops of up to 18 hours are permitted. Many RVers routinely stop here because commercial campgrounds in Tonopah are scarce (especially in the off-season). The rest-stop's restrooms are clean, and, if memory serves me right, there was even piped-in music.

US-95 in Nevada, small rest stop at a place between Coaldale and Tonopah.
This rest stop is on the northbound side of the highway, approximately 15
miles north of Tonopah. It has a separate parking area (posted NO trucks)
that will acommodate 20-25 rigs, a dump station, water and rest rooms.

Tonopah remote camping, try this dessert location 18 miles east of Tonopah, Nevada. The camp is about 150 yards south of the highway. Coming from the east, you will crest the last pass and head down into the wide valley with Tonopah on the other side. Almost as soon as you come over the crest you need to pay attention to the south side of the road and look for a lone tree just in time to scream by. The camp has a shallow spring and the remnants of a long-gone settler's house. Wild horses and antelope come to the spring, so I'd limit my stay to a few days, although the antelope will visit in the very early morning if you stay inside. The area is dessert, with lava outcroppings and many dirt roads suitable for mountain bikes. The Tonopah airport (5 miles east of Tonopah) hosts a week of glider activities in June and the airport people are friendly.
TOPAZLAKE: US-395 NV/CA Border, 68 mi from Reno. Topaz Lodge & Casino. Dry RV parking, free dump and water. View of lake. 24-hr casino, restaurant, gas, diesel, propane.

VIRGINIA CITY: RT-341 on E side of Hwy. Large dirt parking area. Very steep hill. No facilities.

WELLS: Behind the Stinker Station (gas) on I-80 near Hwy Patrol Ofc. Reasonable meals at casino.

Wendover In the vicinity of the Salt Flats. The Red Garter Casino advertises free overnight for RVs in its dirt parking lot. Warning: level spaces are hard to come by.

WINNEMUCCA: I-80 at MM 187 rest area. Free 18-hr parking w/water, flush toilets, dump station.

WINNEMUCCA Forest Service camping area south of town. From E. Winnemucca Blvd, take Hanson St. South after about 1 mile, it will turn into Water Canyon Road. Keep going south (up the hill) on Water Canyon Rd. until road turns to dirt, keep going and you will encounter campsites on the right side of road. Its up high against the hill, just about at the tree line, about 3.5 miles south of town. Quiet and "Free".

Yerington Casino West Casino, right in the middle of the little town, offers RV camping for $5 a night, with water and electric hookups provided.
Yerington On the north/south highway on the west side of town about mid-way thru town there is a community park with 24 hour parking allowed plus a free dump station. Nice looking park on the east side of the road.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:01 AM   #2
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VERY NICE JOB BOB---------Now, if Nevada had free or cheap gas, I would hit all the places you sited!!!

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ELY: Prospector Casino RV Park and Hotel, 1501 Ave. F, offers two days free parking. ... This may be the old Holiday Inn, and may no longer be free.


Yes, this is the old Holiday Inn.

When we were there in 2003, they were offering only 1 day free and less than $10 per day thereafter, with a 5-day limit. I've since read where it is no longer free, but don't know what the daily rate is.

We've stayed in many of the places you mention, particularly those along US-50.

One place we've stayed that I didn't see mentioned in your list was Virgin Valley Campground in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in the northwestern corner of the state. This campground is free and has a hot spring where you can soak. It's very near an opal mine where you can dig for your own opals. Unfortunately, we were there a bit too early, and the mine wasn't open yet. The campground is about a mile south of SR-140 west of Denio Junction (sorry, don't remember how many miles west of Denion Junction the turn off is, but if you pass the Dufurrena Rest Area -- the only rest area on SR-140 between Denio Junction and the Nevada/Oregon border -- you've gone a bit too far).
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Sorry, this may be a poor attempt at humor, but when I saw Cheap or Free in Nevada, the first thing that came to mind was:

www.chickenranchbrothel.com

Anyplace state other than Nevada, I'd have thought campground with the words cheap or free......not that I know anything about the chicken ranch....really!
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I just called the Holiday Inn / Propector Casino RV Park in ELY and they are no longer free. They charge $14.95 + tx per night.
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Great List

I have been printing these lists out for future use. Thanks for posting them.

Wow, look at that 100 posts.
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The companion Cheap or Free Dump Stations for Nevada:
Nevada
Battle Mountain...ColtServiceCenter, I-80 Exit 229
Carlin…………….Pilot Travel Center #387, I-80 Exit 280
ELY……………… Rest area N 3.5 mi on US-93.
Fallon…………….Fairgrounds, (no info)
Fernley…………..Rest Area, I-80 Westbound, just west of Exit #43
Hawthorne………El Capitan Hotel/Casino,In back of casino. Free Dump & lots of truck/RV parking.
Las Vegas………Bus Stop Fuels, Tropicana West
Las Vegas………Circus Circus KOA RV Resort, It used to be free, Likely Fee now.
Las Vegas………Flying J, I-15 at Cheyenne
LAUGHLIN…….. Ramada Express w/ 200 free RV spaces. Dump/water/24-hr security
RENO ……………Dump free with fill-up, $5 without at Baldini's Casino,
865 Rock Blvd. Take Hwy-395 and go E on Glendale; from I-80, S on Rock Blvd. Dump is on the S side of the casino next to propane tank.
TONOPAH………. 10 mi W on US-95. Rest area w/designated RV camping (No trucks allowed). Large open area away from highway. Clean rest rooms, dump, water
Topaz…………... LakeLake Topaz Lodge RV Park, Hwy 395
Wells……………..Flying J TravelPlaza, Hwy 93S
WINNEMUCCA…I-80 at MM 187 rest area. Free 18-hr parking w/water,
flush toilets, dump station.
Yerington……… On the north/south highway on the west side of town
about mid-way thru town there is a community park with 24 hour parking allowed plus a free dump station. It is a nice looking park on the east side of the road.
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AUSTIN: Bob Scott National Forest, 8 mi E on Hwy-50. Free, no water, pit toilets.

We were at the Bob Scott campground last summer (2005) and it was great! Still free. Good drinking water, and flush toilets!
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We just stayed at the fairgrounds in Fallon recently ($5 for dry camping; $12 for water and electric).

The dump costs $2 for a dump and fresh water; $1 if all you want is fresh water.
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Thx, Bob, another fine list that will be a big help, along with your Utah list.
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Great Site

A wonderful boondocking site approx. 90 miles east of Mono lake across 120 to the 6. A nice cool pass at 7200 ft.
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Not as cramped as it looks from this photo.
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Bob and AirstreamGypsy....thanks for the information. Wish we lived closer. In New York State...too far away. We did make the VAC trip to Virginia. FUN. Thanks again for neat information. Aria
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Just to be a spoil sport, campfires not a good idea in Nevada. Wind will take one spark and light up a few hundred acres of range, then that goes to thousands. Did you notice the burn along route 80? The deer population is in stress because of no range to feed on in the northern part of the state.
Right now our air is too smoky from the fires in Calif, can't even see the hills across the valley.
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