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Camping Tricks & Tips Carson City NV

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Camp-N-Town RV Park*
(775) 883-1123
2438 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Gold Dust West Casino Hotel & RV Park
(877) 519-5567
Carson City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Davis Creek Regional Park (Washoe County Park)
(775) 849-0684
Carson City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Pond Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Carson Valley RV Resort/Hotel/Casino
(800) 321-6983
Minden, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Full Service Store
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby

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Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt. Unit USFS (Nevada Beach Campground)
(775) 588-5562
Stateline, NV
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru October
Services
Standard Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, REC Open to Public

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Comstock Country RV Resort
(800) 638-2321
Carson City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Washoe Lake State Recreation Area
(775) 687-4319
Carson City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Silver City RV Resort
(800) 997-6393
Carson City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Zephyr Cove RV Park & Campground
(775) 589-4907
Zephyr Cove, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Virginia City RV Park
(800) 889-1240
Virginia City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Hiking Trails

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Camping Tricks & Tips

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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