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