Where the Going Gets Tough at Desert Creek

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Toiyabe National Forest is home to a beautiful primitive campsite, perfect for those seeking a quiet getaway in the midst of nature. Located along a four-wheel drive track, the area is dotted with dispersed campsites and offers good privacy. The high desert landscape is characterized by junipers and some vegetation, with a babbling creek flowing through it. The spacious site can accommodate two or three vehicles, making it ideal for groups or families.

One of the highlights of this campsite is the cool hollow pile of rocks that serves as a fire ring. It is perfect for those cozy nights by the campfire, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the company of loved ones. The site is adjacent to a shallow stream crossing, providing a peaceful ambiance that will help you relax and unwind.

Although there is no cell service at this campsite, it is a great opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Sometimes other vehicles drive through, but not often. The road leading to the campsite is easily accessible by four-wheel drive van and larger vehicles. However, if you wish to explore beyond the campsite, the road becomes narrow and rugged after the stream-crossing, with dense vegetation.

Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.

Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

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