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THOMAS CANYON, NV

Photo: THOMAS CANYON
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Thomas Canyon Campground is located in the scenic Lamoille Canyon, in northeast Nevada, 30 miles from Elko. Visitors enjoy fishing Lamoille Creek and exploring many local hiking trails.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at the mouth of Thomas Canyon, a part of larger Lamoille Canyon, at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Both canyons are within the beautiful Ruby Mountains, a desert island brimming with wildlife, sparkling lakes and streams, wildflower-filled meadows and jagged peaks.

Groves of aspen and cottonwood trees provide partial shade in the campground and beautiful fall color. Lamoille Creek runs through the site. All campsites afford breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and canyon walls.

Recreation:

Lamoille Creek 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. Thomas Canyon Trail begins at the campground, leading past several waterfalls, through an alpine meadow into a glacial cirque.

The canyon road is popular for scenic driving and road biking. Many rock climbing routes can be found on the canyon walls.

Facilities:

The campground offers single and double campsites, each equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Some sites also have tent pads.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scenic Drive
Know Before You Go
  • Livestock is not allowed in the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
  • The single site fee includes one vehicle, the double site fee includes two vehicles, any vehicles over these will be charged an extra vehicle fee at the campground.
    • 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):
    40.65, -115.40361
    40°39'0"N, 115°24'13"W

    Take I-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 8 miles on FR 660 to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    THOMAS CANYON
    140 PACIFIC AVE
    WELLS  NV  89825

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (775)752-3357
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