Austin-Tonopah Ranger District closes Bob Scott Campground Water System for the 2019 Season

Contact(s): Erica Hupp 775-355-5311

Austin, NV. – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s  Austin-Tonopah Ranger District will be shutting down the Bob Scott Campground’s public water system due to freezing temperatures. As Friday, Nov. 1, there will no longer be potable water and the one flush toilet facility will be closed. The campground will continue to remain open until it is no longer accessible with the one vault toilet facility still open for public use.   

The Bob Scott Campground is conveniently located just off of U.S. Route 50, approximately 10 miles east of Austin, Nevada, near the Bob Scott Summit. Nestled among pinyon and juniper trees, the campground has nine campsites and one group site for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 35 feet) and cost $10 per night with payment made at the on-site fee tube. Pets are required to be on a leash in the campground.  

For more information regarding Bob Scott Campground or other recreational sites on the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District please contact the Austin Office at 775-964-2671 or Tonopah Office at 775-482-6286. Both District office hours are 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except federal holidays.