Area Status: Closed
Terraces Campground-Picnic Area has been upgraded and now is available for group camping
The campground is situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet, high in Lamoille Canyon, within the beautiful Ruby Mountains. Lamoille Canyon is a Scenic Byway and has been called the Yosemite of Nevada with steep cliffs and 10,000 foot peaks. The area is brimming with wildlife, including mule deer, beaver, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats, sparkling lakes and streams, wildflower-filled meadows and jagged peaks.
Terraces Overnight Group Area – tent only, has been upgraded with new restrooms, a group fire ring and family grill. The area also has picnic tables, drinking water and trash collection.
A dense stand of aspens covers the area, offering partial shade, and the cool air at altitude provides a respite from hot summer temperatures.
Lamoille Creek flows nearby and is popular among fly-fishermen and others who can fish for the resident brook trout.
Lamoille Canyon offers numerous hiking trails that lead to alpine lakes and vistas, with the spectacular Ruby Mountain Wilderness and north trailhead of the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail within a short distance at Roads End, the top of Lamoille Canyon. The road is popular for scenic driving and cycling.
Group tent camping is available by reservation only at recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The fee is $85.00 per night and can accommodate up to 75 people. Open June 19th – Sept 20th.
At a Glance
|| Closed for the season
Open June 19 - Sept. 20
This area can be reserved online at Recreation.gov. The picnic area can be reserved as a group camping area as well.
Day use: $5
Group day use: $55
Group camping: $85
||June 19 - September 20
Take Interstate 80 to any Elko exit and head south to Idaho Street. Turn south on 12th Street (from the east) or on 5th Street (from the west), to State Route 227. Travel 25 miles on SR 227 to Forest Road 660 (Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway). Travel 10 miles on FR 660 to the picnic area.