South Ruby Campground

Eastern Nevada, Nevada

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  • South Ruby Campground is located adjacent to Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.- South Ruby Campground
  • Information board at South Ruby Campground entrance.- South Ruby Campground
  • The South Ruby Campground has two loops, one of which stays open throughout the offseason.- South Ruby Campground
  • South Ruby Campground sites are surrounded by trees.- South Ruby Campground
  • Gravel roads with driveways at South Ruby Campground.- South Ruby Campground
  • Potential site at South Ruby Campground.- South Ruby Campground
  • Potential site at South Ruby Campground.- South Ruby Campground
  • Vault toilets service the South Ruby Campground.- South Ruby Campground
  • Potential site at South Ruby Campground.- South Ruby Campground
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Pros: 
Isolated and low crowds. Close to Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Cons: 
No amenities of any kind.
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Region:
Eastern Nevada, NV
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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South Ruby Campground sits adjacent to the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, an isolated refuge in northeastern Nevada that provides a home or stopover point to 220 species of waterfowl.

The wildlife refuge is visible from the campground, and the refuge headquarters, which also acts as a visitor center, is a short drive away.

The campground has two loops with a total of 35 sites, one of which is a double site and another that is ADA-accessible. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit with a grill, and most sites are surrounded by pinyon pine and juniper trees, offering a good amount of privacy. 

Many sites also have a flat area for tent  and parking spaces large enough to accommodate medium-sized RVs. There are no pull-through sites and no dump station at the campground.

Vault toilets are open year round, and trash collection and water is available during the high season. In the off-season, one loop remains open with no services aside from the vault toilets. Campsites are offered at a reduced rate during these months.

A smooth gravel road passes through the campground, and there is a 14-day limit for visiting.

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