Dayton State Park Campground

Dayton State Park

Reno + East Lake Tahoe Area, Nevada

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Dayton State Park Campground


  • Visitors to the campground must pay at the self-pay kiosk at the entrance to the camp's gravel loop road.- Dayton State Park Campground
  • The sites contain the basics of a picnic table and a fire ring.- Dayton State Park Campground
  • Most sites, unfortunately, suffer from a lack of shade.- Dayton State Park Campground
  • Water spigots, located along the loop road, offer water.- Dayton State Park Campground
  • The first couple of sites do sit beneath shade, though they also suffer from sitting adjacent to the highway.- Dayton State Park Campground
  • Being that there is no bathroom at the campground, a dirt trail heads toward the interior of the park, where there is a bathroom building.- Dayton State Park Campground
  • Dayton State Park bathrooms, which also serve the campground, though are located a short distance outside of the campground.- Dayton State Park Campground
  • A dump station sits adjacent to the campground for RVs.- Dayton State Park Campground
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Intimate feeling.
Small. Near a major road. No bathroom in the camping area.
Reno + East Lake Tahoe Area, NV
Managed by: 
Nevada State Parks
Price per night (basic site): 
15.00 $ (12.59 €)
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Maximum trailer length: 
35.00 ft (10.67 m)
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Total number of sites: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description

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Dayton State Park Campground is a small year-round campground with 10 sites located at the entrance to Dayton State Park. Charging a fee of $15 per night, each camp site has a picnic bench and a fire ring; however, dry conditions may cause fire restrictions for campers. A couple of sites have shade, though most sit beneath the intense Nevada sun. Large RVs will fit at several of the sites, and a dump station sits beside the campground to service RVs for an extra fee.

Notably, there is no bathroom in the camping area. A single bathroom building serves the entire state park, and reaching this bathroom requires a walk down a slightly overgrown path, or else driving to it. Overall the campground is less an example of an impressive outdoor family location and seems to be more of the extremely functionally limited variety. There is a seven-day limit on camping here, and camp fees are payable at the self-serve kiosk at the entrance to the gravel loop road.

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