Ely Ranger District 2

The Carson Ranger District extends along the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the Nevada/California border in a strip about 15 miles wide and 96 miles long. It stretches from the Dog Valley area northwest of Reno and ending just north of the Sonora Pass (California State Route 108). The District boasts a varied and spectacular landscape from scenic snowy alpine peaks to the warmer lower valleys of semi-arid Great Basin desert. The elevation ranges from around 4,800 feet to Sonora Peak at 11,462 feet. 

  • Carson Ranger District Fact Sheet

  • DISTRICT RANGER:  Matthew D. Zumstein

  • OFFICE:

1536 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701

775-882-2766

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST)

Closed Holidays

 

 

CAMPGROUNDS

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Campgrounds

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Centerville Flat Dispersed Campground

Year-Round

No

No

Markleeville, California

Crystal Springs

April - September, as weather and conditions allow

$18

No

Woodfords/Markleeville, California

Hope Valley

May - September,  as weather and conditions allow

$22 Single/ $40 Double

Yes, reservations are required for most campsites at www.recreation.gov.

Sites 1, 3, 11, 15, and 20 require no reservation and are first come first served.

Woodfords/South Lake Tahoe, California

Kit Carson

May - September,  as weather and conditions allow

$18

Yes, reservations are required for most campsites at www.recreation.gov.

Sites 1, 3, 7, and 12 require no reservation and are first come first served.

Woodfords/South Lake Tahoe,California

Lookout 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

$6

No

Verdi/Bordertown, Nevada

Markleeville 

April - September, as weather and conditions allow

$18

No

Markleeville, California

Mt. Rose 

June - September, as weather and conditions allow

$22 Single/ $40 Double/ $50 Triple

Yes, sites 1-18 can be reserved are at www.recreation.gov.

Sites 19-26 require no reservation and are first come first served. 

Incline Village/Reno, Nevada

Silver Creek 

June - September, as weather and conditions allow

$18 single/ $34 double

Yes, reservations are required for most campsites at www.recreation.gov.

Sites 1, 12, 21, and 22 require no reservation and are first come first served.

Markleeville, California

Wolf Creek Dispersed Campground

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

No

Markleeville, California

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

 

DAY USE AREAS

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Day Use Areas

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Galena Creek Visitor Center 

Year-Round

    No          

No

Reno, Nevada

Lookout Group Picnic Area

Late May - October, as weather and conditions allow

$35 

Yes

Verdi/ Bordertown, Nevada

Snowshoe Springs Day Use Area

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

No

Markleeville/Woodfords/ South Lake Tahoe, California

Spooner Summit South Day Use Area

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

No

Carson City, Nevada/ South Lake Tahoe, California

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

 

TRAILHEADS

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Trailheads

Season

Wilderness Area Access/Entry Point

Trail Access

Nearest Town(s)

Armstrom Pass 

April - November, as weather and conditions allow

    No          

 

South Lake  Tahoe/Woodfords, California

Ash Canyon

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Carson City, Nevada

Charity Valley East 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

South Lake  Tahoe/Woodfords, California

Clear Creek

May-October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Carson City/Genoa, Nevada

Corral Valley 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

 

Coleville, California

Ebbetts Pass

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

 

Bear Valley /Markleeville, California

Fay Luther

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Genoa, Nevada

Genoa

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Genoa, Nevada

High Trail/ Carson River

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Carson-Iceburg Wilderness

 

Markleeville, California

Hoge Road 

Year-round

No

 

Reno, Nevada

Horizon Hills 

Year-round

No

 

Reno, Nevada

Horsethief 

Year-round

No

 

South Lake Tahoe/Woodfords, California

Jones/Whites Creek 

May  -November, as weather and conditions allow

Mount Rose   Wilderness

 

Reno, Nevada

Kings Canyon

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Carson City, Nevada

Little Antelope

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

 

Coleville, California

Mount Rose Welcome Plaza

Year-round

Mount Rose   Wilderness

 

Reno/Inclilne Village, Nevada

Noble Lake

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Mokelumne    Wilderness

 

Markleeville, California

Ophir Creek

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Carson City/Reno, Nevada

Raleigh Hieghts 

Year-round

No

 

Reno, Nevada

Red Metal 

Year-round

No

 

Reno, Nevada

Snodgrass 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

 

Coleville, California

Stead 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Reno, Nevada

Tahoe Meadows 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

No

 

Reno/Inclilne Village, Nevada

Tamarack 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Mokelumne    Wilderness

 

 South Lake Tahoe/Woodfords, California

Thomas Creek 

Year-round

Mount Rose   Wilderness

 

Reno, Nevada

Thornburg Canyon

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Mokelumne    Wilderness

 

Markleeville/South Lake Tahoe, California

Waterfall

Year-round

No

 

Carson City, Nevada

West Keystone 

Year-round

No

 

Reno, Nevada

Wet Meadows

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Mokelumne    Wilderness

 

South Lake Tahoe/Woodfords,  California

Whites Creek 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Mount Rose    Wilderness

 

Reno, Nevada

Wolf Creek 

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Carson-Iceburg Wilderness

 

Markleeville, California

 

 

SNO-PARK

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Sno-Park

Season

Fee 

Nearest Town(s)

Hope Valley Sno-Park

November 1 - May 30, as weather and conditions allow

California Sno-Park Permit - $5 per day or $25 for the season, per vehicle.

Click here to purchase online. 

Woodfords/ South Lake Tahoe, California

 

 

WILDERNESS AREAS

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Wilderness Areas

Permits

Acreage

Maps

Nearest Town(s)

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Voluntary self- registration

77,862

4.39 MB

Carson City, Nevada/Markleeville, Bridgeport, Walker,  and Coleville, California

Mokelumne Wilderness

Voluntary self- registration

20,027

3.70 MB

Woodfords/ Markleeville, California

Mount Rose Wilderness

Voluntary self- registration

28,617

2.65 MB

Incline Village/Reno, Nevada



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