Most park users prefer to visit during the warm months of late spring and summer. The area's climate is typical of northern Nevada's desert country. Rainfall is slight, averaging less then 6 inches annually. Clear, sunny skies are the rule, with summer daytime temperatures peaking near 90 degrees F. However, campers should note that summer temperatures can drop as much as 40 degrees at night. In mid-winter, daily highs average 40 degrees F, and nighttime temperatures sometimes drop below zero.
Camping is first come/first basis. Camping is $10.00 per night per vehicle OR $14.00 with a boat. No hook-ups available. There also three group areas that can be reserved for an additional $20 per night plus entrance fee per vehicle. The river campground below the dam has tables and restroom/showers.
The campground on the reservoir's west side has 25 improved camp units and restroom/shower. There are also many undeveloped campsites along the reservoir that can be reached by boat or primitive roads. Camping is allowed in these areas unless other wise posted.
A sanitary dump station is located on the dam's west side.
Picnicking: There are three designated picnic (day use) areas in the park. The river picnic area has tables, grills, and restrooms. The west side group use and picnic area has space for groups of up to 100 persons, with tables, grills, water and restrooms. A third area is near the swim beach.
Admission: Entrance Fee Required
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