State and federal laws protect this area and its resources. Lahontan Campground is located on the shores of the Lahontan Reservoir, at Silver Springs Beach.

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Built in 1870, Buckland Station offers visitors a glimpse of early pioneer life with a self-guided tour of the renovated building. Another hazard to look out for is the getting vehicles stuck in the soft sand or mud on the beach access roads. Both sides of the park also provide paved boat launching and parking facilities. Headquarters The lake shore is also lined with cottonwood trees and willows which provide excellent shade while camping. Cottonwoo Read more... We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive. Dispersed camping is allowed in most areas and a large network of gravel and sandy roads lead you around the lake, making beach access and camp spots easy to find. Lahontan Campground is located on the shores of the Lahontan Reservoir, at Silver Springs Beach. There's many places you can basically "off-road" to and find a comfy, private area. With miles of shoreline available, activities are endless: swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating, and more! One major hazard at Lahontan Reservoir is the mercury run-off into the lake from the old mines close by. Bring your canoe and paddle from Fort Churchill to the lake for a fun way to explore the park! Lahontan is also a nesting site for bald eagles. Upon request, special presentations can be arranged for groups. Originally developed to divert and store water to irrigate farms in this rural area, this land serves many other purposes including boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, and camping. For campers with trailers and RVs, there are also dump and water stations located at the entrances to park. All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen. With willows and cottonwoods scattered along 69 miles of shoreline, the park is one of most popular places in Nevada to boat, fish, water-ski, horseback ride, camp and enjoy the outdoors year-round. Now a state reservoir, recreation abounds at this 69-mile shoreline, divvying up perfect summertime fishing, boating, waterskiing and high desert camping. The park temperature reaches the 90’s in the summer, so take a swim in the cool reservoir waters. Rock from ancient volcanic flows is common in the mountains around the lake. Nevada State Parks is a division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.

Removing, disturbing or damaging any historic structure, artifact, rock, plant life, fossil or other feature is prohibited. Boat Launch Areas: Boaters with four-wheel drive vehicles may launch off of beaches open to camping. With sunny skies, we made great use of our Allpowers solar charger while camping at the Lahontan Reservoir. Wooded areas of native cottonwoods and willows are scattered along the lake shore.

Bring your canoe and paddle from Fort Churchill to the lake for a fun way to explore the park! No ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV) or other unlicensed vehicles are allowed. See a Health Warning from the Department of Wildlife on consumption of fish. Sanitary dump station facilities are available near both entrances to the park. Lahontan Reservoir Day Use Site. All new facilities are accessible to persons with a disability. Boating and fishing are also really popular here. Riparian zones are found up and downstream of the lake along the Carson River.

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Picnicking/Day Use: There are two developed, day use picnic areas at Lahontan: one is located directly across Lahontan Dam and one is on Silver Springs Beach. With willows and cottonwoods scattered along 69 miles of shoreline, the park is one of most popular places in Nevada to boat, fish, water-ski, horseback ride, camp and enjoy the outdoors year-round. Now you're in luck, cause Nevada’s got hot summer days, and Lahontan State Recreation Area has the reservoir you’ve been looking for! In 1905 it became the first to deliver water from works constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Because of the shape of the reservoir, the park is almost split into two sides; a west side (also know as the Sliver Springs side) and an east side (the Fallon side). Also known as Lake Lahontan, the reservoir is part of the Lahontan State Recreation Area. Lahontan Reservoir Camping Equipment; View Details | Add Business: No Camping Equipment Listed

Public Hearing to Solicit Comments on Proposed Changes NAC 407 and 407A scheduled for December 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Fire restrictions are in effect. Today about 30,000 acres are irrigated from the reservoir; depending on the snow pack. Canoeing from Fort Churchill to the lake makes for a great day trip when conditions allow. Wild horses, bobcat, coyote, fox and deer share the park with a variety of birds. Drainage water from the irrigated lands flows into the Stillwater Wildlife Management Area, one of the finest waterfowl areas in Nevada. It is projected to be full by this Spring. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Wild horses, bobcat, fox and deer share the park with a variety of birds, including migratory waterfowl, pelicans, herons, egrets and hawks.

Like most of the west coast, the Lahontan Reservoir was greatly affected by the recent drought years. Camp Lahontan Camp Lahontan, our family recreation and activity center, is a magical place in a magnificent forest setting with five acres of childhood dreams-in-the-making along the picturesque shores of Gooseneck Reservoir. Visitors today can walk designated trails to study the ruins and can camp, picnic and enjoy fishing and swimming in the Carson River. We use cookies on our website. The water levels in the reservoir dropped so much that the lake dried up into a mere pond. The State of Nevada is led by Governor Steve Sisolak, History of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, History of Buckland Station State Historic Park, History of Cave Rock - Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, History of Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Park, History of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, History of Lahontan State Recreation Area, History of Mormon Station State Historic Park, History of Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, History of Rye Patch State Recreation Area, History of Sand Harbor - Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, History of South Fork State Recreation Area, History of Spooner Lake & Backcountry - Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, History of Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, HIstory of Van Sickle - Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, History of Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park, History of Wild Horse State Recreation Area, Natural Resources and Climate of Beaver Dam State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, Natural Resources and Climate of Cathedral Gorge State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Cave Lake State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Dayton State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Echo Canyon State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Kershaw-Ryan State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Lahontan State Recreation Area, Natural Resources and Climate for Rye Patch State Recreation Area, Natural Resources and Climate for Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Natural Resources and Climate for South Fork State Recreation Area, Natural Resources and Climate of Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Spring Valley State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Valley of Fire State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Washoe Lake State Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Wild Horse State Recreation Area, Natural Resources and Climate of Mormon Station State Historic Park, Natural Resources and Climate of Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park.