Wildhorse Crossing Campground

Generally open May to November as weather and conditions allow.

Adjacent to the Owyhee (Oh-WHY-HEE) River, a trout stream lined with willows and native brushes. Fishing for trout in river is available.

Wildhorse Crossing is located in the Owyhee Canyon on the Mountain City Highway north of Wildhorse Reservoir (fishing!) and is right along the Owyhee River (fishing!) and lots of good opportunities for OHV recreation and many two track and dirt roads for mountain biking, hiking; has two double restrooms, 19 sites, no water, and is $5 per night.

At a Glance

Reservations: No
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $5 Night
Open Season: May - November
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Owyhee, Nevada
Water: Not available
Restroom: Vault (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

  1. Travel 68 miles north of Elko on State Highway 225.
  2. Cross bridge over river.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

20 sites and 1 group site

No. of Sites 22 single site(s), 1 55+ people group site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

OHV Road Riding

On designated open roads.


Camping trailer: up to 35 feet
Tent camping: 20 sites
Toilets: Vault (2)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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