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2 RV Parks near Denio, Nevada
Jun 2017 - $20.00
First, there is no other park available in the near area. And this isn't an RV park anymore. We were directed to an area near the bar & restaurant with 4 "spaces". The ground in this area has been reclaimed by the weeds and stickers of the desert, the space had no water or sewer. There is 15 amp service, but my Progressive Power Monitor said the polarity was reversed, so we didn't use it. The lady gave us our money back, so no harm other than the frustration. So, just think of it as a place off the road to park. Now the good things. Had a really good hamburger and fries. The wife liked her nice chicken mixed green salad. The beer is cold and they have a small bar. People are very nice. They are installing gas pumps today, so they will have Reg and Diesel soon, which is a big thing out here. So if you get tired, don't want to drive an hour and a half more to Winnemucca, this makes a good place for an overnight. The larger park area across the road (mentioned in the other review) appears to be in the process of being reclaimed by the desert. So think of this as a place where you can pull off, get a hamburg and a beer, and safely dry camp. The restaurant closes at 6 PM, the bar at maybe 8 or 9. - starsekr
Dec 2014 - $20.00
Denio Junction RV park,motel and diner at the intersection of NV 140 & 280 is serviceable. RV sites are across from highway 140, east of the lodge. The area is unkempt but serviceable. All pull thru 50a FHU year round. There were some derelict RVs and/or antiques about. We found them to be educational in the lives past, a thought deserving about the pioneers. Protect your water hook up from freezing or just fill and disconnect as we did. Registration and breakfast in the lodge is friendly and memorable. - SDCampowneroperator
May 2019 - $1.00
A bit of an undisclosed beauty. The Sheldon NWR, originally developed by CCC, is a vast area with a free campground somewhere. There are signposts on the 140, then follow the dirt road for 2-5 miles and you arrive at a series of ponds and a circular swimming pool and shower house, both fed by warm springs. The campground is split up in various (some secluded) locations for (in total) about 30 sites. The camp host is attentive and very helpful indeed. Also there's a pit toilet and some fire rings. No wifi, TV or cell phone. Main attractions are the pool and unbeatable views all around you. Add the trails, wildlife viewing and the nighttime skies, and we called it the 'find' of this holiday trip. Do bring enough food/drink in. Nearest shops in Winnemucca NV or Lakeview OR. Worth a detour! - Eisenga
Jun 2016 - $1.00
This rustic campground is several miles off Hwy 140 in he Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. It's a gem for the adventurous soul. No hookups, vault toilets, some shade trees. The best is the natural beauty, solitude and the warm pool. There is a shower house with warm showers feed by the warm springs, as is the delightful pool. Small fish nibble ones exposed body parts. It tickles. Bullfrogs call. Birds sing. Locals know this place and come to bath. Services are miles away. - waterwoman
May 2012 - $1.00
This campground is not for everyone. I submit it here in case you want to visit Sheldon Wildlife Refuge and want an easy place to stay. First, the CG is 2.5 miles off of the paved road. The gravel road conditions will vary; when we visited the road was good but still required a speed of about 5 to 10 mph to not rattle too much. The campground is a little hard to locate. The GPS coordinates are N41 51.166; W110 00.152. There are signs from NV route 140 directing you toward the Opal Mines and a commercial campground "Royal Peacock" which is 10 miles down the gravel road. That is where we were initially heading, but did not want to do 10 miles on the gravel road. The CG is free. There are probably a dozen or more somewhat defined campsites with tables (at some) and grills (at some). There is a CG host, which we did not interact with during our 2 night visit, but it was good to know that there was someone around. There are no reservations, so you take you chance as to whether a site will be available. During our visit, there were many sites available, but on a holiday weekend it might be a different story. There is water available, which seems to be OK, but we came in with a full tank of fresh water so did not use it. There are warm water showers and a warm water small pool available. It can be dusty and the CG is not overly beautiful, but there are nice sunsets and it is quite. As noted, the main reason one would want to stay here is to visit the refuge, which is wonderful if you like wildlife, such as birds and pronghorns. If the opportunity arises, we would certainly stay here again. - TheJim