Elko County Recreation Site Information:

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Angel Creek: Elevation 6800ft/use Jun-Sep/fee camping, reservations recommended/tents & trailers/fee picnicking, non-reservation area/19 units/drinking water/toilets/not modified for physical impairment/trailhead.

Angel Lake: Elevation 8500ft/use Jul-Oct/fee camping, reservations recommended/tents & trailers (larger RV's not advised due to steep winding roads, and lack of parking spaces)/fee picnicking, non-reservation area/37 units/drinking water/toilets/not modified for physical impairments/trailhead/reservoir does not allow power boats/scenic drive. Located 12 miles southwest of Wells on the east side of the East Humboldt Range.

Big Bend: Elevation 6900ft/use Jun-Oct/fee camping, non-reservation area/tents & trailers/17 units/drinking water/toilets/not modified for physical impairments.

Harrison Pass: Scenic drive of 15 miles, go to this recreation site link for more information. Primitive camping, hiking, hunting area.

Jack Creek: Elevation 6500ft/use May-Oct/camping, non-reservation area/6 units/toilets/not modified for physical impairment.

Jarbidge Wilderness: 6300ft elevation/use Jun-Oct/camping, non-reservation area/ tents & trailers/drinking water/toilets/not modified for physical impairments/most areas are totally uninproved.

Lamoille Canyon: Thomas Canyon Camp Ground: Elevation 7600ft/use Jun-Sep/fee camping, reservations recommended/tents & trailers/17 units/drinking water/toilets/not modified for physical impairments/trailhead/nature trail/scenic drive. Also 2 separate picnic areas see this link for more information.

Pine Creek: Elevation 6600ft/use Jun-Oct/fee camping, non-reservation area/tent & trailers/17 units/drinking water/toilets/not modified for physical impairments.

Ruby Lake National Refuge aka Ruby Marshes: Elevation 6200ft/use May-Oct/fee camping, reservations recommended/tents & trailers/holding tank disposal/35 units/drinking water/toilets/reservoir allows 10hp or LESS power boats, only during certain dates and locations are limited, consult regulations on the refuge.

South Fork State Recreation Area:Elevation 5500ft/use year round/fee picnicking/25 fee camp sites each contain a picnic table and campfire pit/four restrooms/two showers/tents & trailers/RV dump station. Primitive camping is also allowed around most of the reservoir.

Tabor Creek: Elevation 6000ft/use Apr-Nov/non fee, camping/10 sites with tables and fire ring/vault toilet/no drinking water.

Wildhorse State Recreation Area: Elevation 6200ft/use May-Nov/33 fee camping sites, non-reservation area, with picnic tables, some have shade covers, fire rings, grills/3 fee group camp sites/6 fee picnic sites with a grill and table/tents & trailers, maximum length 24ft/drinking water/ toilets, not modified for physical impairments/2 showers.

Willow Creek Reservoir: Go to link to see available information.

Wilson Reservoir: Elevation 5300ft/use April-Oct/fee camping, non-reservation area/15 campsites with fire rings and picnic tables/vault toilets/hand-pump water/tents & trailers/RV dump station/boating & windsurfing/fee boat ramp/fishing.

Zunino/Jiggs Reservoir: Elevation 6000ft/use April-Nov/open camp sites, some have tables and fire rings/vault toilet/no drinking water.


To find out more about Hiking the Ruby Mountains, check out George Sheaks Website here.


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