Sitting at the California/Nevada border, Lookout Campground is a dog-friendly campground just west of Reno, Nevada. While not highly developed, this is a remote gem perched at 6,770 feet, considered a secret hideaway by those who know about it.
Lookout Campground is surrounded by a lush pine, fir, and aspen forest. The campsites are nicely spaced, giving you plenty of privacy. This is the ideal quiet spot near North Branch Dog Creek. Off-highway vehicles are popular in the area -- so is hunting and wildlife viewing. So whether you’re shooting guns or cameras, you will have a nice time with Fido. You can also enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and mountain climbing.
There are 17 campsites (including 2 double sites), available on a first-come, first-served basis. The one group picnic area can be reserved and it can accommodate up to 100 visitors. Every campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, grill, and tent pad. The campground has 4 vault toilets. Electric hookups and dump stations are not provided, while trash service is provided. Your RV or trailer shouldn’t be more than 15 feet long. Only 2 sites can hold up to 30-foot-long vehicles. Only non-potable water is available, so bring enough drinking water for yourself and Fido.
Nearby attractions include Peavine Mountain and Dog Valley, attracting off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and mountain bikers. You can also take a short drive to Crystal Mine to explore and even collect crystals. Just make sure you don’t pick up over 5 pounds! You can even head to Reno and Lake Tahoe, also a short drive away. You will also find the American Discovery Trail running through the area. All in all, Lookout Campground is considered an amazing find by all those who stumble upon this gem of a sanctuary.