Nevada RV Parks on 80 – West Wendover, Winnemucca, Reno


Anyone who has driven across Nevada knows that I-80 can be BOOOORINGGGGG!

There are a few places to stay along the way, and we hit these on our recent trip to Colorado/Utah/Idaho.  We started in Reno as it is a good “get out of town after work” from Sacramento stop, and drove the second day of our trip to West Wendover – all the way across Nevada.  We made the stop in Winnemucca on the way home.  You’ll notice a pattern in the sites – gravel and/or dirt, along with all of them having pull-through sites for overnight stops.  Here are our reviews of the three Nevada RV Parks we stayed at:


Nevada RV Park in Reno – River West RV Park

River West RV Park has a very nice staff and the park is right on the Truckee River.  This is nice for a Reno park, especially so close to downtown.  We arrived at the park a little late in the evening as we left Sacramento after I got off work, but even though it was dark they came out and helped us locate our site and park our rig, including making sure we had enough space for the slides to come out.  We choose a pull-through so we didn’t have to unhook, although there are other options.

These pull-throughs are a little tight, especially when you have two good size slides as we do on our Solitude.  But with a little adjusting in parking, we were able to set up with a little issue.  We had full hookups, and the price was reasonable.  There are a number of more permanent sites, but a lot of them are fixed up nicely with fences.  Some of the amenities, besides the beautiful river and grassy area near it, are wifi, BBQ area, restrooms, walking paths, cable, and laundry facilities.

River West RV park
Tight campsite at River West
Truckee River at River West

Nevada RV Park in Winnemucca – New Frontier RV Park

Winnemucca Nevada

There are three RV parks in Winnemucca, so we just chose the lowest priced one in the area, but made sure they had cable.   We don’t have cable at home, so don’t travel with a Dish or DirectTV in our rig either.   New Frontier is a newer park, just on the outside of town, and it is very nice and clean.  They have very large pull-through sites with full hook-ups, showers, and a laundry room.

There are a lot of small cabins in this park for those without their own RV.  Even though we had just a one night stay, we unhooked the truck from the trailer and went into Winnemucca and explored the town.  There are a good restaurant and a small casino right next to the RV park, and we ended up eating dinner there.



Nevada RV Park in West Wendover – Wendover KOA


This Wendover KOA Nevada RV park is located just on the border of Utah (Nevada side), so for us, a (long) day drive from Reno.  The town of Wendover is actually in Utah.  This KOA park was nice, with large pull-through sites, and full hookups.

But the plus side of being on the Nevada side … Casinos and reasonable dining inside the casino – which means no cooking!  There are actually a couple of casinos, but one was pretty much deserted (Red Garter Casino) and so we chose to go to the bigger one (Rainbow Hotel Casino).  They were both within walking distance.  We entertained ourselves for a while at the casino, not spending much.

West Windover Nevada
West Windover

See our stops in Rawlins Wyoming and  Monument Colorado