Toquima Cave Campground


Generally open May to October as weather and conditions allow.

The big attraction here is, of course, the caves. The half-mile Cave trail begins in the campground, with a series of stone steps leading to the rock shelter site. The red, yellow, black and white images (pictographs) here were painted by ancient Shoshones. Projectile points found at this cave date to about 600-1300 CE. On nearby BLM land is Spencers Hot Springs. The water is 192 degrees, and there is a developed tub and a below-ground pool. 2 units NO group.

At a Glance

Reservations: Not available
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: Free
Open Season: 05/15 - 11/1
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash at campground.
Closest Towns: Austin, Nevada
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

To access the campground from Austin:

1. Follow US 50 east of the State Road 376 junction.

2. Turn right and continue south for about 0.1 mile, look for a Nevada State shaped sign.

3. Turn onto this road and continue east for approximately 12 miles to the campground.

To access the campground from Tonopah:

1. Follow US 6 east from Tonopah to the State Road 376 junction.

2. Turn left and continue north for approximately 100 miles to the Nevada State shaped sign, about 0.1 mile south of the US 50 and State Road 376 junction.

3. Turn right onto this road and continue approximately 12 miles to the campground.

To access the campground from Ely:

1. Follow US 50 west to the State Road 376 junction, and turn left.

2. Continue south for approximately 0.1 mile to the Nevada State shaped sign.

3. Turn left onto this road and continue for approximately 12 miles to the campground


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

5 sites available

No. of Sites 5 single site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Day Hiking

On developed trails.

Backpacking

On developed trails.

OHV Trail Riding

On developed trails.

Amenities

Camping trailer: up to 25 feet
Toilets: Vault (1)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.1877

  Longitude : 
-116.7905

  Elevation : 
7,880