Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Dave Deacon Campground, formerly known as Hot Creek Campground (which may be more easily found in some online map searches), is a free campground near the town of Lund, Nevada, operated by the Wayne E. Kirch State Wildlife Management Area. Driving into the campground, visitors will see that there are no numbered camp sites. Instead, visitors are free to find a spot at an established site, typically marked by picnic tables and worn tread on the ground. Small and with minimal frills, the campground can also be extrememly scenic, particularly at Eastern Nevada's colorful dawn and dusks.

Popular for fishers, the campground sits in the vicinity of the numerous Wildlife Management Area reservoirs as well as near Basin And Range National Monument and the beautiful Hot Creek stream.

Sites tend to have some combination of picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and protection from sun wind, though exact features vary by site. An onsite resident seems to keep the campground pretty well-maintained and in clean condition. Water spigots and vault toilets are spread throughout the campground. A dump station sits at the northwestern corner. The shadiest spots seems to be the ones beneath the trees, though these are also the first to be taken. Campers are limited to eight nights over any 30 day period.

Reaching the campground requires traveling a few miles down well-graded dirt roads. While the tall trees of the campground are visible at a distance, it may be best to have directions written down before heading down the dirt roads. There is no trash here, and there are no other amenities. The nearest groceries and gas are located at Lane's Travel Store about 40 miles north.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Rarely full

Parking Pass


Price per night (basic site)

0.00 $ (0.00 €)




No marked sites.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Nevada Department of Wildlife


Vault toilet
Family friendly
Dump stations
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Potable water



Total number of sites


Maximum trailer length

40.00 ft (12.19 m)



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