Beaver Dam State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located in far eastern Lincoln County, Nevada near the state line with Utah, Beaver Dam State Park offers over 2,000 acres of solitude in a pinon-juniper and ponderosa pine environment. Native Americans once inhabited the region and survived through fishing and hunting. Gold Rush prospectors came through the area in 1849. More emigrants followed, which eventually led to the establishment of a permanent settlement. While visiting, take advantage of opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, and more. At nearly a mile above sea level, Beaver Dam State Park offers a somewhat cooler environment than the surrounding desert. Nearby Cities: • Caliente, NV • Panaca, NV • Pioche, NV • Cedar City, UT

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Spring 63-42 F
Summer 88-66 F
Fall 67-46 F
Winter 42-24 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Beaver Dam State Park

Beaver Dam State Park Campground • Water hookup: No • Electrical hookup: No • Sewer hookup: No • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes; keep pets on leashes no more than 6 feet long • Max RV length: N/A • Other amenities: Fire pits; picnic tables; first-come, first-served sites; vault toilets; drinking water (available from April through November); group area with shaded ramada, space for 60 guests; and horseshoe pits

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

Beaver Dam State Park offers the chance to escape deep into a wilderness area far from any urban environment. Enjoy peace and quiet in a forested, mountainous setting. Due to its remoteness, if you visit outside of the peak summer travel season, you could have the park all to yourself. Spend time on the hiking trails, go fishing in the streams, or just sit outside and contemplate the beauty of your surroundings.

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.

Fishing Fishing

Beaver Dam State Park offers fishing near the Oak Knoll Trail and the day-use areas. Try to catch the rainbow trout that gets stocked in the streams here. Anyone over 12 years of age will need a Nevada fishing license. Pick this up before visiting as you can't buy it once inside the park.

Hiking Hiking

No matter your experience level, there's a trail in the park for you. With its location near the southern part of the park, the Waterfall Trail provides an opportunity to hike to a seasonal waterfall. The Oak Knoll Trail takes you down to a stream where you can fish. Get outstanding views of the park and canyon from the top of the Overlook Trail.

Flora and Fauna

Animals you can see in the park include coyotes, foxes, jackrabbits, and mule deer. If you're lucky, you may also spot a bobcat or mountain lion. Regarding mountain lions, know that they tend to stay clear of humans, so consider yourself fortunate if you come across one. Plant life in the park includes the pinon pines and juniper trees typical of the region's elevation. You'll also see ponderosa pines. These stately trees give off a pleasant scent reminiscent of butterscotch or vanilla.

Stargazing Stargazing

Given the park's location far from any town, you'll get the chance to stargaze on clear nights. With no light pollution to worry about, you'll get to see the Milky Way and a whole lot of stars.

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How to Get to
Beaver Dam State Park

Directions from Las Vegas: Get on Interstate 15 north and take this to Exit 64 for US-93 N. Drive on US-93 for 134 miles. Once you arrive in Caliente, start counting the miles to the Beaver Dam Road turnoff; it will be about 6 miles from Caliente to the intersection of US-93 and Beaver Dam Road. Turn right on Beaver Dam Road, and stay on it until you reach the park. Directions from Cedar City, UT: From Cedar City, take UT-56 west for about 30 miles to Newcastle. In Newcastle, make a left onto Main Street and continue for 0.8 miles. Main Street will become Bench Road; stay on here for 8 miles. At the intersection with UT-18, turn left and drive for 2.7 miles. Continue on UT-19 for 13.4 miles once you reach Enterprise, and then continue on Crestline Rd for another 3.2 miles. At the intersection of Crestline and Forest Road 001, turn left on FR 001 and go for 0.8 miles. Make a right on Enterprise Rd/FR 017 and drive for 9.8 miles; you'll cross over the state line into Nevada. Turn left on Beaver Dam Road and continue until you reach the park.

Entering Beaver Dam State Park

Note that Beaver Dam Road is about 27 miles' worth of gravel and dirt. If you're driving in dry conditions, you should have no issues. In wet conditions, though, the road may become impassable to passenger vehicles; it's recommended that you use a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle in this case. Make sure to check the weather forecast before your visit to the state park.

In addition to the camping spots, which offer parking for a vehicle and a small trailer, there's parking available at the day-use/picnic area as well as at the trailheads. There's room at the picnic area to turn around your RV.

Day-use access per vehicle for Nevada residents : $5.0

Day-use access per vehicle for non-residents : $10.0

Frequently Asked Questions About Beaver Dam State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Beaver Dam State Park?

Spring and fall are the best times to visit. You'll have warm but not too hot daytime highs. Summers offer the hottest temperatures, but you'll need to stay mindful of the region's monsoon season, which typically occurs from July through September; strong thunderstorms can cause flooding.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Beaver Dam State Park?

When in the park, you'll see the usual desert critters like snakes and lizards. Keep your distance when encountering a rattlesnake; it will shake its rattle to warn you not to come too close. You'll also have the chance to see porcupines, turkeys, great blue herons, deer, coyotes, and other creatures.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Beaver Dam State Park?

The park has RV camping spots, but there are no electric, water, or sewer hookups. Sites do offer picnic tables and fire pits, and there's also drinking water from April to November and vault toilets.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Beaver Dam State Park and what is the cost?

You cannot reserve camping spots at the park; sites are first-come, first-served. For Nevada residents, the camping cost is $15 per vehicle, per night. For non-Nevada residents, the cost is $20 per vehicle, per night.

Are pets allowed at Beaver Dam State Park?

Yes, you can bring your pets with you. Just make sure they're kept on a leash of no more than 6 feet.