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Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground

Toiyabe + Monitor Range Area, Nevada

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Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground

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  • Entrance from Highway 50.- Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground
  • The campground and petroglyph hiking trails lie right next to each other.- Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground
  • Sites have tables and fire pits.- Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground
  • Some sites have wind shelters.- Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground
  • Some sites have wind shelters.- Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground
  • Petroglyphs right next to the campground!- Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy to feel solitude in Nevada's vastness here.
Cons: 
No water. No nearby amenities.
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Region:
Toiyabe + Monitor Range Area, NV
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
16
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
45°F
28°

Sun

Clear throughout the day.
52°F
30°

Mon

Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
58°F
34°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
64°F
38°

Wed

Clear throughout the day.
69°F
40°

Thu

Partly cloudy overnight.
73°F
43°

Fri

Partly cloudy in the morning.
75°F
47°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area Campground is a free campground managed by the Bureau of Land Management near Nevada's Monitor Valley. It is located immediately adjacent to a short and partially ADA-accessible Interpretive Trail that leads to several clusters of Western Shoshone rock engravings that are up to 10,000 years old.

The campground itself contains 16 sites along a short dirt loop road. Each site has a picnic table, some of which are sheltered from sun and wind, a firepit grill, and room for a vehicle. The overflow from the day use parking area may be large enough to accommodate small- to mid-sized RVs, though large RVs will likely have a very hard time navigating the turnaround and won't be able to fit on the campground loop.

The campground has a vault toilet. There is no water, no electricity and no trash service available anywhere in the area, nor is there phone reception. The campground's location near Hickison Summit also makes it prone to weather extremes. For those seeking a place without major highway noise or light pollution, this is it!

BLM use limits of 14 consecutive days apply here. The nearest water and supplies are located in either the towns of Austin or Eureka.

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