Thomas Canyon Campground
Forest Service / BLM
Open: Open from late May through Sep 30
Number of Sites: 42
About: Thomas Canyon Campground is located in northeast Nevada, 30 miles southeast of Elko in scenic Lamoille Canyon, surrounded by aspen and cottonwood trees along Lamoille Creek, elevation 7,200 feet. Fishing for rainbow and brook trout is popular on the creek. Thomas Canyon Trail begins at the campground, leading past several waterfalls, through an alpine meadow into a glacial cirque.
This campground provides vault toilets, potable water, and garbage service. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring with grate, and BBQ grill; some sites have tent pads. All sites have breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and canyons. A campground host is onsite. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Lamoille Canyon is part of the beautiful Ruby Mountains, a desert island brimming with wildlife, sparkling lakes and streams, wildflower-filled meadows, and jagged peaks. This area has numerous hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to alpine lakes and vistas. Anglers have plentiful fishing opportunities. The canyon road itself is popular for scenic driving and road biking; vertical cliffs offer rock-climbing routes for all skill levels.
Fees: $15/Night for single unit, $30/Night for double unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle (2011)
Water: Potable Water
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Directions: Located in Northeast Nevada, 30 miles southeast of Elko. Take I-80 to any Elko exit. Head south to Idaho Street, turn south on 12th Street (from the east) or 5th Street (from the west), to SR 227. Travel 25 miles on SR 227 to Forest Road 660, Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway. Travel 8 miles on FR 660 to campground.
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