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Old 07-16-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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East Central NV?

Looking to do a long weekend trip from Petaluma, CA to someplace in NV. I was thinking Walker Lake area. Anyone have any ideas for camp sites in this area? Its about a 7hr drive for me and that is day 1. I am aiming for a 3 day trip.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
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Walker Lake Camping

There are several options in this area see -

http://www.walkerlake.org/visit/visit_home.html
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:05 AM   #4
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Camping along the lake is dry, need to bring your own water. Would do better to get a campsite at one of the RV Parks.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up. Are there any other sites east of there? I was thinking of heading over to Belmont, but that is like a 13 hr ride. I have a callused ass, but that is pretty epic (the ride not the ass).

What are the laws about camping along the road (or out of site of the road)?
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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much of Nevada is BLM land. camping is OK nearly everywhere. I'd try to be as invisible as possible from pavement just because. JB
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:58 PM   #7
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West of Manhattan there is a nice place, Peavine Campground. Puts you on a nice creek. Nice spot, place is not heavily used. While they say no water, you are next to a creek that does support fish worse case you would just need to boil it to have potable water..
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:08 PM   #8
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Belmont is almost across the street. Little store and a couple little campsites in town too.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:25 PM   #9
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It seems like a small town. All but a speck on google maps.
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It is. Has maybe a dozen year round residents. Numerous lots folks park their travel trailers on their vacant lots. This is a sometime Bed & Breakfast -


Has a nice bar inside -


One of the old buildings -


The old courthouse


Another old building


An old truck

One of the residents told us the guy that owned this truck stuck it on the side of this hill, crawled out into his home and died of a heart attack.

They have an interesting customer service policy


Keep unique hours


You can find interesting ruins on the back side






You might be able to get a cold one


And they have a small collection of antique vehicles








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Old 07-25-2010, 11:58 AM   #11
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Seems like a pretty cool place. I am definitely bringing the camera this trip.

Thanks for all the replies. It has helped out a lot. So far the plan is to leave from Petaluma, head out to Belmont via twisty roads. From Belmont to Death Valley, then through Yosemite, then back home.
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What about Manhatten? I know one of those places has commerce. My job takes me all over Nevada, so sometimes it becomes a blur. Round Mountain has stuff there as does the liitle burgs up the road in Smokey valley.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:02 PM   #13
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What about Manhatten? I know one of those places has commerce. My job takes me all over Nevada, so sometimes it becomes a blur. Round Mountain has stuff there as does the liitle burgs up the road in Smokey valley.
Belmont Inn in Belmont is only service. No gas.

Manhatten had 6-8 room motel, bar, don't remember abouit food. No gas.

Carvers/Round Mountain has couple of gas, food, bars, and at least one small motel.

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Unless it closed down in the last year, you can get gas in Manhattan and the Bar does serve a limited menu.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:50 PM   #15
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Austin is good to go. I have always wanted to run along the Pony Express trail, Start in Shelbourne, out side of Ely, and just see how far I can go. Keep promising my girl to take her up thatway and see the Mustangs. Whenever I go up the 95,especially south of Tonopah, I always see them. Whenever I take her, she never gets to see. I think she is sure I lie about them.
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