Spring Valley State Park

Spring Valley State Park
Spring Valley State Park

Spring Valley State Park is located about 18 miles northeast of Pioche on State Route 322, around the shores of the Eagle Valley Reservoir. The State Park offers camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking.

This part of Nevada was first settled in 1864 by a group of Mormon pioneers. In Eagle Valley, they established the Millet Ranch, Rice Ranch and several other good-sized ranch holdings. The Park Headquarters are in the refurbished Millet Ranch homestead. The Park occupies 1,281 acres, of which 59 acres is the Eagle Valley Reservoir. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout by the Nevada Division of Wildlife.

There are 2 campgrounds in Spring Valley State Park. The main one, Horsethief Gulch Campground, is just west of the reservoir. Its 36 campsites each have a shade ramada, picnic table and fire grill. There are water hydrants and three restrooms in the campground, one of which has showers. Ranch Campground is 2 miles north of Horsethief Gulch. It offers 6 campsites (tables and grills only) with a water hydrant and primitive restrooms.

The main picnic area is right beside the reservoir's boat launch ramp. The area has 12 picnic sites (each with a table and fire grill). There is also a restroom and fish cleaning station.

Camping is allowed only in the designated campsites, first come, first served. Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings and grills, bring your own firewood.

Entry fees: $7 per vehicle per day for non-Nevada residents, $5 per vehicle per day for Nevada residents. Camping: $17 per site per night for non-Nevada residents, $15 per site per night for Nevada residents. Boat launch: $10 per boat for non-Nevada residents, $8 per boat for Nevada residents. Boat/Camp Combo: $20 per day/night combo for non-Nevada residents, $18 per day/night combo for Nevada residents. Group Picnic Shelters: $20 + normal entry fees. Group Campsites: $20 + normal camping fees.

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