BLM Camping

Comstock National Historic District

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for 1 in every 10 acres of land in the U.S.

Located around 50 miles from Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Comstock National Historic District opens up the Old West to travelers. RVers can explore the region using a mountain bike or OHV. The Wild West mining areas of Virginia City and Dayton offer an enjoyable area for wildlife viewing and hiking. Several trails are available around the Bureau of Land Management campgrounds. The Bureau of Land Management is a federal agency responsible for caring for the conservation of beautiful and historically important regions of the U.S. Campgrounds are found at many BLM sites, with free dispersed camping allowed at the Comstock National Historic District.

What to See and Do

What to See and Do

Hiking and BikingHiking and Biking

Comstock Mining Loop

The history of the Comstock region can be explored on this hike. Mountain bikes and trail runners can make their way along the track while taking in remnants of silver mining in the region. The Comstock settlement is in full view along the course of the trail. From abandoned mining equipment to open pits, the trail includes them all. The first stop is the legendary Occidental Mine, followed by the gravesite of the courtesan Julia C. Bullette.  Length: 4.5 miles Intensity: Easy

Grimes Point Trail

Fifteen miles east of the Comstock National Historic District, you will find the Grimes Point Trail. This short trail takes you to the heart of the historic site, including the oldest rock art known to exist in Nevada. The archeological location is a popular one with hikers and mountain bikers. Length: 1.5 miles Intensity: Moderate

Fishing and BoatingFishing and Boating

The Comstock National Historic District is less than 45 minutes away from Lake Tahoe. The lake is one of the most popular in Nevada for fishing and boating. A self-sustaining community of kokanee salmon. Along with fly-fishing for salmon, RVers can spend their spare time fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, and lake trout.


Bureau of Land Management Camping

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Just over 35 miles to the south of the Comstock National Historic District is the Indian Creek Campground. RV camping is available in the urban area of Fallon, but the Indian Creek Campground gives you the chance to stay close to nature at a campground where many amenities are available. BLM RV camping is available for a small fee, and you can also enjoy hiking, fishing, and boating in the area.

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The Bureau of Land Management allows free camping in the area surrounding the Comstock National Historic District. There are also several Bureau of Land Management free camping spots off of US-50 between Dayton and Carson City. Camping is available year-round, but the BLM limits stays at any one spot to 14 days within a 28-day period. To find other camping spots, search online for "BLM camping near me."

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Planning Your Trip

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Planning your Comstock National Historic District BLM trip

Whether you are heading out to the site of the largest silver strike in U.S. history for established RV camping or dispersed campsites, you should be aware of the climate of the region. Days are warm in the Comstock area of Nevada, but you will find nights cool down quickly and require more clothing layers to stay comfortable. Supplies can be purchased in Carson City, Virginia City, and Fallon, but it's important to always pack your own food, water, and other camping supplies when heading out for your BLM RV camping trip. Before you head out on your trip, check out our blog for all you need to know about BLM camping.

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The Bureau of Land Management asks all visitors to leave no trace of their stay on public lands. When visiting the Comstock National Historic District for a day trip or extended camping trip, always pack out all of your trash and be sure to dispose of human waste in a 6-inch cathole at least 200 feet from any water source. Do not camp in areas where camping is prohibited, and stay on established roads and trails whenever you explore public lands.

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Comstock National Historic District Location

From the city of Dayton, travel north along US-50 W until you reach NV-341 W, where you'll make a right turn. Travel on NV-341 W, which becomes NV-342 N, for approximately 11 miles. Finally, turn right on Union Street and take a left on E Street, which will take you to your destination. 

Address: 20 E St, Virginia City, NV 89440

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