Davis Creek Regional Park Campground, Nevada

Top Photo: Hiking from Davis Creek.

This well maintained county campground is conveniently located between Carson City & Reno, NV, just off Hwy 395. From the campground, there is a view of Washoe Lake.


Davis Creek Regional Park Campground, Washoe Valley, NV: Site #39, this site has waster and dump station nearby, 63 total sites, 5200 ft elevation. June 1st - 6th.

Overall Experience: smile

Ophir Creek Trail

Rock Lake

Tuesday's hike took us up the Ophir Creek Trail from the campground to Rock Lake and then to Lower Price Lake. Bet you can never guess why it's called Rock Lake. We hopped on rocks from the shore to find a nice spot where we could have our snacks, observing the tadpoles and leaches below the surface and ducks floating on top. This small lily pad covered lake was quite enjoyable.

From there, we decided to go on to Upper Price Lake but made it no further than Lower Price Lake (according to the map), which appeared to us as a wide stream crossing. We wimped out, getting our feet wet -- the water was mighty cold. This 13 mile out and back, with strenuous ups (about half the distance), was a wonderful like that left both us tuckered. Life is good.

Davis Creek Regional Park Campground is a beautiful and peaceful outdoor retreat located just 20 miles south of Reno. It covers over 200 acres of pine and sage desert, creating a stunning backdrop for camping and outdoor activities all year round.

Campground Features
The campground has 62 overnight campsites that can accommodate both tents and RVs up to 32 feet long. Although there are no hookups available, the sites are spacious and offer breathtaking views of Washoe Lake and Slide Mountain.

  • 62 overnight campsites for tents and RVs up to 32 feet long
  • No hookups available
  • Ample space and stunning views

Recreational Activities
Campers can enjoy a variety of recreational activities within the park, including:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Access to equestrian trails
  • Convenient on-site dump station for RVs

Exploring Davis Creek Regional Park
Beyond the campground, the larger Davis Creek Regional Park offers even more opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Here's what you can do:

  • Hiking: Explore the park's network of trails that wind through diverse landscapes such as pine forests, sagebrush, and rocky areas.
  • Tahoe Rim Trail: For more experienced hikers, the park provides access to the Tahoe Rim Trail, a long-distance hiking route that connects to the Mt. Rose Wilderness area.
  • Picnicking: Enjoy a leisurely picnic surrounded by nature.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Keep an eye out for birds, deer, rabbits, and other wildlife that call the park home.

Discovering Washoe Valley
The nearby Washoe Valley is known for its scenic beauty and offers various activities for outdoor enthusiasts:

  • Horseback Riding: Explore the rolling hills and open spaces on horseback.
  • Fishing: Cast a line into Washoe Lake or one of the nearby streams for a chance to catch trout or bass.
  • Birdwatching: Bring your binoculars and spot a variety of bird species that inhabit the area.
  • Winery Visits: Visit local wineries in the region and indulge in wine tasting sessions.
  • Artisan Shops: Browse through charming artisan shops that showcase unique handmade crafts and products.

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