Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Not Required


Isolated and low crowds. Close to Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.


No amenities of any kind.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Forest Service


ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Potable water


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