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TERRACES CAMPGROUND - PICNIC AREA, NV

Photo: TERRACES CAMPGROUND - PICNIC AREA
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Terraces Overnight Group Area is a popular location for weddings, church activities, family reunions and company picnics. It is located in scenic Lamoille Canyon, 35 miles southeast of Elko, Nevada. Visitors enjoy fishing in Lamoille Creek and hiking on many local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet, high in Lamoille Canyon, within the beautiful Ruby Mountains. The area is a desert island brimming with wildlife, sparkling lakes and streams, wildflower-filled meadows and jagged peaks.

A dense stand of aspens covers the picnic area, offering partial shade and pretty fall colors. Most sites afford breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and canyon walls.

Recreation:

Lamoille Creek runs just outside the picnic area and is a popular stream among fly-fishermen. The creek contains brook and wild rainbow trout.

Lamoille Canyon offers numerous hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to alpine lakes and vistas. The canyon road is popular for scenic driving and road biking. Many rock climbing routes can be found on the canyon walls.

Facilities:

This site is a group overnight tent camping area that can accommodate up to 75 people throughout its nine individual family picnic sites or the facility can be reserved as a whole. If not reserved, the individual sites can be used on a first-come, first-serve basis for day use picnics.

Sites are equipped with picnic tables and grills. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A large paved parking area can accommodate up to 17 vehicles. Footpaths within the site are also paved.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Birding
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Drive
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • This is a group overnight tent only facility
  • Click here for more information on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.63194, -115.36778
40°37'55"N, 115°22'4"W

Take Interstate 80 to any Elko exit and head south to Idaho Street. Turn south on 12th Street (from the east) or on 5th Street (from the west), to State Route 227. Travel 25 miles on SR 227 to Forest Road 660 (Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway). Travel 10 miles on FR 660 to the picnic area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TERRACES CAMPGROUND - PICNIC AREA
RUBY MTNS R.D. 140 PACIFIC AVE
WELLS  NV  89835

Phone Number:

Information:  (775)752-3357
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