Echo Canyon State Park


After Steve and Deb, we decided to move out to Echo Canyon State Park. Another gem in the Nevada state Park system (seriously this is one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed at), this one has full hookups. Since we have the Nevada State Park pass it was only $10 a night and we wanted to check out this area a bit. Unfortunately they shut down water at the sites on Oct 21st due to possible freezing temps, but we came with a full tank and the bathroom water and outside spigots at the bathroom run year round. So Lee was able to use our portable bladder to refill our tank as needed without moving the rig.

Gorgeous HUGE sites that are incredibly clean and well maintained.

There are two campgrounds in the park. The lower one only has water at the sites and most of the sites had spotty internet, but on the hill I am getting 2-3 bars of AT&T. We picked a site that doesn’t have a view of the reservoir, but it is a short walk over to it and we have a nice ravine behind us. Jack’s pretty happy because there are lots of bunnies in the area although we do have to watch out for the occasional sticker bush. It is also one of the quietest parks I have ever been in with very little road noise and in the evening a stillness I really enjoy. And because we were the only people there fore most of the time, we were able to let Jack run around off leash a bit.

Aside from the reservoir the park also has a couple of hikes including the canyon hike which we did one weekend. There is a surprising amount of vegetation down near the water and we all had a great time exploring.

If you are looking for a place to just chill I highly recommend this park not only for its own sake but its proximity to Spring Valley State Park which I will cover in my next post.

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