Big Bend Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Very popular with hunters during the hunting seasons. The mining town site of Gold Creek, within the Island Mountain Mining District, is 5 miles south of Big Bend on county road 745. Very little remains of the town as most of it was moved or torn down in the 1920s. A plaque at the town site contains additional information. In an aspen grove surrounded by wide open country, 15 miles northeast of Wildhorse Reservoir.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: $8 per night during open season.
Reservations: Reservations not available
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $8/Night
Open Season: May 9 - November 15-weather pending
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Owyhee, Nevada
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

  1. Travel approximately 67 miles north of Elko on State Route 225.
  2. Turn right onto County Road 745 (Meadow Creek Road).
  3. Follow County Road 745 (Meadow Creek Road) approximately 16 miles.
  4. Turn right into campground.

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites19 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Camping trailer up to 25 feet
Picnic tables
Tent camping