Beaver Dam State Park RV & Campground Guide

Nevada

Beaver Dam State Park

is located along Beaver Dam Wash in Lincoln County, on the Nevada / Utah state line. It covers an area of over 2,000 acres and was among the first four state parks established by the Nevada Legislature in 1935. It is eastern Nevada's most remote park, but don’t let that deter you. Beaver Dam’s primitive and rustic character, as well as activities such as picnicking, hiking, camping, and trout fishing, will impress even the toughest of nature enthusiasts. Expect stunning landscapes and scenery, including deep canyons, warm springs, flowing streams and waterfalls, outcrops of volcanic rocks, and thickly wooded forests which are home to wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, bobcats, mountain lions, snakes, lizards, and so much more.

The state park is open year-round and experiences variable rainfall, however, thunderstorms are common during the monsoon months of July and August. Summer high temperatures average about 93˚F, with lows around 50˚F at night, while winter high temperatures average 45˚F with lows of 25˚F.

If you’re planning a trip to Beaver Dam State Park and want to find out about camping, activities, how to get here, and more, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out all there is to know about this fascinating region.

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Weather
Spring 30-77 F
Summer 50-93 F
Fall 26-84 F
Winter 19-53 F
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Nearby Cities
Caliente, NV
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Beaver Dam State Park

If you’re planning on visiting Beaver Dam State Park, why not do so in style? If you choose to visit the state park in an RV, you’ll be less exposed to the elements, have a more secure place to sleep, and can enjoy your own fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom! If you don’t own an RV, you can easily rent an RV from RVshare that suits your individual needs – including size, budget, and more. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

There are two developed campgrounds within the state park, however as camping is on a first-come, first-served basis, sites cannot be reserved. We’ve also listed three alternative campgrounds and RV parks located within the vicinity of the park.

Young's RV Park

Located in Caliente is Young's RV Park, which has been family-owned and operated for over 30 years. It offers a wide range of long, pull-thru sites and is conveniently close to a number of outdoor recreational activities and attractions within the state. Rates are $27.50 per night for full hookups.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump station, showers, laundry, restrooms.

Pioche RV Park & Campground

Offering a number of RV-suitable spaces is the Pioche RV Park & Campground, which is a popular place to stay due to its friendly owners, beautiful views of the surrounding area, and cleanliness. It is also within walking distance from some of the area’s most famous attractions, including Boot Hill and the County Museum.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump station, showers, laundry, restrooms, picnic tables.

Eagle Valley Resort

Eagle Valley Resort is located 15 miles north-east of Pioche and also has a fully equipped saloon on-site if you fancy enjoying a cold beverage. It offers a wide range of amenities to keep you comfortable during your stay, no matter how long you’ll be in town for! Rates are $29.50 per night for full hookups.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, propane, bar, bar games, camp store.

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What to Do at
Beaver Dam State Park

Inside Beaver Dam State Park

Beaver Dam State Park might be very popular for camping, but people also flock here because of the wide range of fun outdoor activities on offer. Whether you’re hoping to enjoy hiking the park’s scenic trails, picnicking, trout fishing, or more – there’s certainly something for every type of traveler at Beaver Dam State Park.

Hiking: Beaver Dam contains trails for many levels of hiking experience, and perhaps the most famous of these is the Overlook Trail, as its vantage point offers a 360-degree panorama of the canyon. Other recommended trails include the Oak Knoll Trail (bring a fishing rod!) and the Waterfall Trail.

Picnicking: Is there anything more relaxing than enjoying good food and company out among nature? There’s a day-use area at the east end of Campground A, which has picnic tables, potable water, barbecue pits, and restroom facilities. A second picnic area can also be found at the park's southern boundary.

Fishing: The state park is also famous for its fishing, particularly in the streams below the day-use area and Oak Knoll Trail, as the Nevada Department of Wildlife stocks the streams with rainbow trout. Just keep in mind that a Nevada Fishing License is required for anglers over the age of 12.

Outside Beaver Dam State Park

If you’re excited by the activities on offer within the park, then you’re going to be delighted by just how many experiences are available to you in Beaver Dam’s surrounding area, including stunning sightseeing opportunities, award-winning restaurants, and amazing shopping experiences.

Restaurants

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

You’ll have to drive quite far away from the state park for a great dining experience, but it’s totally worth it! Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is one highly recommended destination, as this homey chain restaurant serves the American comfort food you know and love.

Type: Chain restaurant

Location: St. George, UT

Viva Chicken

How about some Peruvian style chicken? Viva Chicken is a great stopover if you find yourself on the other side of the state park in Utah. They specialize in Pollo a la Brasa and their inspired recipes will transport your taste buds to the streets of Peru.

Type: Peruvian

Location: St. George, UT

Culver's

This fast-food chain is famous for its signature burgers, which are made with midwest beef and dairy. Once you’ve satisfied your savory cravings, hit your sweet spot withCulver’s signature frozen custard.

Type: Fast food

Location: St. George, UT

Shopping

Red Cliffs Mall

For a proper shopping mall experience, you need to travel outside of Lincoln County. Less than two hours’ drive away is the Red Cliffs Mall, a popular shopping destination recommended by locals and tourists alike. There’s a good variety of shops on offer and the food court will satisfy many of your food or beverage cravings.

Location: St. George, UT

Sightseeing

Cathedral Gorge State Park

If you fancy seeing another popular state park within the region, why not visit Cathedral Gorge State Park, which is just 36 miles away? This 2,000-acre park is known for its unusual, eroded rock formations, as well as recreational activities such as hiking, picnicking, camping, and more.

Location: Panaca, NV

Railroad Depot & Boxcar Museum

If history is more up your alley, then you (and your traveling companions) will enjoy an hour or two spent at theRailroad Depot & Boxcar Museum in Caliente. It’s a beautiful, historic railroad depot which celebrates the history of the city and how this is intertwined with the evolution of the railroad in America.

Location: Caliente, NV

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge really is a sight to behold. Its beautiful, changing landscape is preserved for thousands of migratory waterfowl and is home for a number of endangered species. You can also enjoy plenty of activities during your visit, including boating, camping, fishing, guided walks, hiking, and wildlife observation.

Location: Caliente, NV

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How to Get to
Beaver Dam State Park

The state park is 25 miles east of the town of Caliente. Take Lincoln St to US-93 N/N Spring St and turn left onto US-93 N/N Spring St. Then, follow Beaver Dam Rd directly to your destination.

Entering Beaver Dam State Park

Vehicle : $5

Camping : $15

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Beaver Dam State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!