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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Easy to feel solitude in Nevada's vastness here.

Cons

No water. No nearby amenities.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

BLM

Address

Hickison Petroglyphs Interpretive Trail
Austin, NV 89310
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Vault toilet
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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