Bob Scott Campground

Generally open May to October as weather and conditions allow.  Accessible from U.S. Route 50. In an open setting with pinyon-juniper forest at Bob Scott Summit. Hunting for deer and elk in season. Fishing at Birch Creek, 8 miles from campground.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Bob Scott Campground will be renovated in Fiscal Year 24. In the meantime, potable water is not available for public consumption at the campground. The District has kept the flush restrooms open and serviceable. Renovations will include improved road access, longer and level RV pads, restroom replacement with vaulted toilet facilities and upgraded public water system.  These renovation improvements will afford easier access for variety of RV’s and campers with infrastructure that is updated and easier for maintenance. With improvements to the water system, the District can extend the open season. Funding for these improvements are from funding received from the Great Outdoors Act and Rural Schools Title II funds. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Not available
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $10.00 per night
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash at campground.
Closest Towns: Austin, Nevada
Water: Available
Restroom: Flush (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Follow US 50 East to approximately six miles east of Austin off the Bob Scott Summit.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Trails available just across US Highway 50 south of campground entrance and at Austin Summit.

Road Cycling

Campground Camping

10 sites

No. of Sites 9 tent and/or RV (up to 35 feet) 1 group site (up to 50 people)
Reservation Info NO Reservations – Individual or Group Sites.  All sites are First Come, First Served
No. of Accessible sites None
Fees: $10/night single, $25/group site

Group Camping

1 site available

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing is available in Birch Creek approximately 8 miles from campground

Day Hiking



Camping trailer: 10 sites RVs up to 35 feet
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: Flush (1)
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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