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Description - Wild Horse State Recreation Area occupies 120 acres on the northeast shore of Wild Horse Reservoir. Mountains surround this reservoir, making it a beautiful recreation destination. Wild Horse reservoir is a mountain reservoir and the area commonly experiences the states lowest winter temperatures.

Attractions - Wild Horse is an excellent lake for family oriented recreation. Visitors to the Wild Horse State Recreation Area have access to Wild Horse Reservoir and the surrounding land. Wild Horse's mild summer temperatures add to the park's attraction.

The park offers a family campground with 33 campsites. In addition, the park offer a group campground, a picnic area, a boat launch, showers, trails, and a swimming area.

Recreation - Visitors to the area enjoy camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing and boating. During the winter months, the reservoir is a favorite ice fishing destination.

Climate - The area's climate is typical of northern Nevada's desert country. Rainfall is slight, averaging less than 6 inches annually. Clear, sunny skies are the rule, with summer daytime temperatures peaking near 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The park is open year-round, but access may be hampered by extreme cold and snow in winter months. Wild Horse Reservoir commonly boasts the state's lowest winter temperatures.

Location - The park is located in northeast Nevada, 67 miles north of Elko on State Route 225.

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Filed By: Carl
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is the place to visit if you don't want the crowds. Memorial day weekend and the campground was only about 40% full. Beautiful, a base for great exploring, fishing...great folks.

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Contact Information:
Wildhorse State Recreation Area, HC 31, Box 265 , Elko, NV, 89801, Phone: 775-758-6493

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.
Northern Nevada - Often referred to as "Cowboy Country", Northern Nevada is dominated by the Humboldt River which covers over 300 miles. The area has beautiful areas such as the 113,167 acre Jarbidge Wilderness, the 11,000 acre Rye Patch Reservoir, Angel Lake, Battle Mountain and the Ruby Mountains.

Nevada State Parks - Official Nevada Division of State Parks Website


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