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Hickison Petroglyphs BLM Campground

Austin, Nevada


Route 50
Austin, Nevada 89820
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 16
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.44864
Longitude: -116.73781

Elevation: 6476' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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5 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

I agree that any rig much longer than 30' will have difficulty maneuvering in the campground section. Stop at the turn circle and walk the road through the campground before you commit to the narrow spaces between the overhanging trees and tight corners. My rig is 52' from front bumper of the PU to the rear bumper of the trailer. I made it in and out OK, but did take it slow and had to take the turns as wide as possible. Even so, the sides of the trailer did contact the small overhanging branches of the pine trees. No damage to trailer or trees, but I did stop to assess individual corners before committing to going through. We camped at Hickison Petroglyphs BLM Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
back-in
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Free overnight stop over on one of the best highways in Nevada. I love route 50! Light traffic and decent scenery if you're aware of the geology of the basin and ranges. Worth a Google to understand how this unique terrain came to be.

Wanted to see the petroglyphs. They're disappointing in that more "modern" individuals have scratched over some of them. Additionally, the originals are not well preserved and are mostly indistinct. Still, it's cool that someone hundreds or thousands of years ago took the time to peck out carvings in the rocks.

Also wanted to be away from city lights to be able to see the Milky Way. That did not work out as there were heavy clouds and a few sprinkles of rain overnight.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Free site, clean pit toilets but no water, no dump station nearby.

Great views of the Diamond Valley and Range.

We camped in a 27' trailer, some turns are a bit tight but no problem for us. Wooded sites are more private but less level than the open pull thrus. The pull thru sites include a small shade shelter. We camped at Hickison Petroglyphs BLM Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Fun place to stay a day or two, great location for horses or mountain bikers. Spencer's hot springs are nearby, also a bare bones boondocking area.

There are flush toilets and running water at the NFS campground about 5 miles east of here towards Austin, NV.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015
Overall Rating:

This is a BLM campground so there are no amenities. But, it's free. You cannot get a big rig in here. We measure 24' and anything much longer will be in trouble. That said, it's a very nice place with a very cool nature trail that takes you to see petroglyphs and also a great view of the surrounding landscape. It is dry, with low, scrubby trees, picnic tables with a constructed roof overhead, and dirt parking spots. Leveling is a bit of a problem. This place is very BASIC. Not for those who want comforts. We camped at Hickison Petroglyphs BLM Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Take the petroglyphs nature hike from the campground. Short and very good.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Nice spot on the loneliest highway in the world. Quiet , beautiful , clean. If you like dry camping & are under 30ft. You may like it too. Views & walks are wonderful, Verizon cell too!
But have it all on board no water no nothing! We camped at Hickison Petroglyphs BLM Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful little BLM campground just off Route 50 west of Austin, NV. Its a perfect overnight stop over for small rigs. I doubt big rigs would fit. Each site comes with a picnic table and most seemed to require some leveling. The view is awesome, though, and the best part is that there is an interpretive trail you can take that passes wonderful sandstone formations with lots of petroglyphs on them. I didn't see a self-pay kiosk so my assumption is that this is a free site. Next time through I would consider staying for more than just one night. We camped at Hickison Petroglyphs BLM Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
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