Reno/ Desert Way | Wild Camping

United States

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Details

Verified:
about 1 year ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
therollinghouse

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Unknown
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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MODERATOR NOTE: Please don't camp here as per locals request

Desert way is a dirt road. I parked at the beginning, there is a neighborhood to the north and mountains all around. Wild horses everywhere. A couple of people drove up and down the road and the police came to check who is around. They let me stay and it was a very quiet night. There are probably plenty of places like that in Reno. Hidden Valley Park is close with restrooms and a nice dog park and plenty of hiking trails.

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Please stop coming here this is a neighborhood, it is not for you to camp. We will call the cops to come and have you removed this is not okay. We don’t appreciate having so many cars here makes my family feel unsafe.

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The place is really lovely, you drive through a neighborhood and there are a few homes around the spot, we parked near the entrance, and there were two other rigs there. 3 bars at&t. We saw the horses eating around in the morning, they seem comfortable around people but didn’t try to get near them, there is a lot of horse poop. Only thing to worry about is that it might be hard to find a spot where you are level.

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Great spot on a dirt road past some neighborhoods. I had 5 bars of LTE on AT&T and also got 5 bars of 4G on Verizon. Use the coordinates from iOverlander when mapping directions to here.

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Arrived here on a Friday pm. only horses around. A few cars drive thru checking out horses. LTE for Google Fi. lots of horse sh*t around but as mentioned, no smell, just park accordingly. We parked up the hill further just before the girl to the white house.

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Nice quiet spot. fun to wake up to wild horses near the van. as others have said there's a couple cars that pass up and down the road through the night, but they did not disturb us. Hit the road pretty early as soon as the sun hit the van.

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Love this place so much!!! The view is gorgeous and the wild horses are pure joy!!! Locals come in the morning to drop off hays for them to eat. So they’re super friendly to human. Though there’re more and more developments around now. Sad!! Please keep this a sacred place for the horses! We spent a quiet night without problem. There were a few other trailers tugged away up in the hill. Verizon full bars.

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Sleeping with the horses is very wonderful! Worth the detour only for that reason.

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This was interesting to find in the dark but we stayed for just one night. Heard coyotes and saw horses in the morning (do not feed them). Seems like they’ve been fed here and could see some melons left around? They were friendly though.

Definitely some houses around, didn’t stick around for that reason. Nobody bothered us though.

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Excellent spot to spend the night. The wild horses hang out here a lot; some neighbors set up a watering hole for them. A number of people drove up during the day just to observe the horses. Overnight was us and one other RV on a September Saturday night. A pack of 5 walked by in the evening before sunset, within 10 feet of us standing outside (observe quietly, don’t try to approach, they were curious and docile, probably looking for food). In the morning, multiple packs came for water 9-11 a.m., more than 40 horses in total.

There is horse dung everywhere, but in the desert conditions it doesn’t smell.

Quite a few mountain bikers and several offroad vehicles came down this road during the day.

Strong Verizon signal. Area has a slight incline, not level.

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Use GPS marker on iOverlander map, not the “Desert Way” Google Maps location. (Google takes you too far down into someone’s property) Awesome spot to pull off for the night as a midway point to our destination. Wild horses in the morning were incredible to wake up to and watch. Neighbors didn’t seem to mind that we were there and we weren’t approached by anyone. Quiet spot - no traffic.

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Spent one night here. Cool view of downtown with lots of wild horses who came to check us out. Nice quiet spot. A couple people drove by to off road and it’s kind of close to a neighborhood but we didn’t get bothered.

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Spent one night here. Nice and quiet. Cool view of downtown. Lots of horses came to check us out. A couple people drove down the road to off-road and it’s kind of near a neighborhood but we didn’t get bothered.

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Surrounded by house, and some wild horses

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This place is great, near the city but still recluded. You get an amazing view on the desert and mountains. Woke up to dozens of wild horses.
IMPORTANT: it is illegal to feed the horses. Nevada state and its workers feed them in specific places to make sure they stay safe and don’t go near the roads, so please respect that and do not feed them when you park there. You are allowed to get out of your car and pet them if you wish.

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Beautiful area. I pulled off the dirt and rock road before crossing the cattle grate. Several folks drove by from further up the road and waved as they passed. The horses paid me a visit, and seemed to pose for my pictures.

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This is an amazing spot

for an overnight. Beautiful setting with wild horses all around. Clean and quiet.

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Desert way is a dirt road. I parked at the beginning, there is a neighborhood to the north and mountains all around. Wild horses everywhere. A couple of people drove up and down the road and the police came to check who is around. They let me stay and it was a very quiet night. There are probably plenty of places like that in Reno. Hidden Valley Park is close with restrooms and a nice dog park and plenty of hiking trails.

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