Lye Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lye Creek Campground is located in the Santa Rosa Mountain Range 60 miles north of Winnemucca, Nevada. The campground is nestled in a grove of aspen trees along Lye Creek.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open June - October
Reservations: Reservations not available
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $8/Night for single unit, $10/Night for double unit.
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Nevada towns of McDermitt, Orvada, Paradise, and Winnemucca
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Both of these routes from Winnemucca are steep and winding single lanes. There are periodic pull-outs for passing. Drive cautiously.

Main Route:

  1. Take U. S. Highway 95 north out of Winnemucca for 22 miles to the junction with State Route 290, then north on SR290 18 miles to Paradise Valley, 16 miles north of Paradise Valley SR-792, heading toward Hinkey Summit.
  2. The road will change to a gravel road. Continue on the gravel road for two more miles.

Secondary Access:

  1. Take U.S Highway 95 north, turn east on to Canyon Creek Road (Forest Road 084).
  2. The road up Canyon Creek is marked Buckskin Canyon on Highway 95, about midway between Orovada and McDermitt.

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites18 single site(s), 3 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Camping trailer up to 24 feet
Picnic tables
Tent camping 13 sites
Drinking water
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