Big Creek Campground

Generally open May to October, as weather and conditions allow.  Access to Kingston Canyon and Groves Lake.  High clearance vehicle needed.

Surrounded by water birch, cottonwood, and Russian olive trees at the mouth of a canyon along a creek. Stream runs through the campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: Not available 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: Free
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Trailers are prohibited from crossing the top of Forest Service Road 002. Dogs must be on a leash at campground.  Certified weed free hay required.
Closest Towns: Austin, Nevada
Water: Not available
Restroom: Vault (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Big Creek Campground is located about 12 miles southwest of Austin.

1. Take US 50 West. Approximately one mile from Austin, take the Big Creek Campground turnoff.

2. Continue south for 11 miles on Forest Service Road 002.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

On designated trails.

Road Cycling

Campground Camping

6 sites can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet

No. of Sites 5
Reservation Info Not reservable
Fire Information
No. of Accessible sites None

Group Camping

1 group site accommodates groups of 50 or less

No. of Sites 1
Fees: Free
Reservation info: NO Reservations – Individual or Group Sites.  All sites are First Come, First Served

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


OHV Road Riding

On developed trails.


Camping trailer: up to 35 feet
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: Vault (2)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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