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Description - Spring Valley State Park is situated at the upper end of Meadow Valley Wash at an elevation of over 5,800 feet. It includes the 65 acre Eagle Valley Reservoir. Although part of the Colorado River watershed, the park's environment is typical of the Great Basin desert and riparian life zones. The reservoir attracts a variety of waterfowl and shore birds. The most common vegetative community is pinyon-juniper and sagebrush.

Attractions - Spring Valley State Park offers water oriented recreation at the 65 acre Eagle Valley Reservoir. The reservoir is currently managed as a put-and-take sport fishery. Rainbow trout is the primary species. A boat launch is located on the south shore of the reservoir adjacent to the Day Use Picnic Area. A ramp, dock and temporary docking slips are available.

A developed trail connects the Stone Cabin and Ranch Campground. Walks around the reservoir are popular and allow terrific views of the valley.

Campgrounds: Horsethief Gulch Campground (main campground) is located just west of Eagle Valley Reservoir. It has 36 campsites (each with table, grill and shade ramada) and 3 restrooms-one with showers. Water is also available. Ranch Campground is located two miles north of the main campground. This facility has 6 campsites with table and grill. Water and primitive restrooms are available. The park offers a dump station.

Picnic Area: The Day Use Picnic Area is located adjacent to the boat launch at the reservoir. It includes 12 picnic sites (each with table and grill), a restroom and fish cleaning station.

Group Area: Day and overnight groups are accommodated at the south end of the reservoir. Reservations should be made in advance.

Recreation - Boat launching, picnicking and camping facilities are available. Visitors also enjoy fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and exploring and touring the historic Ranch House museum.

Climate - The climate of the area is arid, with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures range from 85F at midday to 45F at night. Rainfall is variable and thunderstorms are common. Although open year-round, visitors should be aware of colder winter temperatures and snow.

Location - Spring Valley State Park is located 18 miles northeast of Pioche on State Route 322. The elevation of the reservoir is 5,836 feet.


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Filed By: D.Pace (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was my 3rd trip to Eagle Valley (my 1st overnight trip)So this trip I paid more attention to the camping area. Myself and 3 other guys thought it would be a good idea to check out the camping and fishing. Were all pretty much in the same situation, Our wives and kids enjoy camping if everything meets their approval. Meaning the weather is good, the bugs aren't too bad, campsite is close to lake, and "as long as it doesn't take all day to get there". and last thing (which is the only thing that the kids are concerned about is catching fish) There's nothing worse than taking your children fishing, and the fish aren't biting. But after our overnight trip. All 4 of us agreed that we could easily promise our families (wives) a great weekend camping and fishing trip. The fishing was fantastic, the camping area is clean and set up nice, the weather was great, and only about 3 hours from Vegas. The only bad experience I've had on my 3 trips to Eagle Valley was on my second trip, Me and my brother were heading from a day of fishing and I hit a deer on the highway (somewhere between Pioche and Pinaca) but I don't hold that as a bad point against Eagle Valley, just bad luck.


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Contact Information:
Spring Valley State Park, Star Route Box 201 , Pioche, NV, 89043, Phone: 702-962-5102

Additional Information:
Nevada Lakes and Reservoirs - There are several lakes and reservoirs located within Nevada. This provides opportunities for visitors to participate in varying recreational activities such a waters sports and fishing.
Nevada State Parks - Nevada has 24 state parks. These parks represent the beauty and diversity of Nevada. Sites range from scenic reservoirs, to historic buildings, to parks containing deep canyons.
South-Central Nevada - Often called the "Pioneer Territory", the area contains natural wonders from the Death Valley National Park to the Toiyabe and Monitor mountain ranges. The land is also dotted with the ruins of old mining towns.

Links:
Nevada State Parks - Official Nevada Division of State Parks Website

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