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South Ruby Campground

Ruby Mountains Ranger District


South Ruby Campground

As of 2023, Scenic Canyons no longer operates this campground, and this page will not be updated. For up to date information, please visit the Forest Service website.


South Ruby Campground is located near Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Nevada, 75 miles southwest of the town of Wells, elevation 6,000 feet. Pinion and juniper trees cover the site, offering limited shade. Ruby Lake is visible from the site and offers excellent bird watching, fishing, canoeing, and seasonal waterfowl hunting. Hiking and seasonal deer hunting are popular area activities.


This campground contains numerous single-family sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets and garbage service are provided. A fish cleaning station is located on-site. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.


    $17 for single site

    $34 for double site
    $7 per extra vehicle


Reservations: Available at Reservations can be made 6 months prior to the first day of your stay.

Directions: Take I-80 to US 93 south. Exit at Wells and follow US 93 for 30 miles to SR 229. Follow SR 229 for 15 miles then head south on SR 767 and County Road 788 for 30 miles to the campground. See map below.


Open Dates: First Friday in May to fourth Monday in September.

Amenities: Vault toilets and drinking water. No garbage service is available - if you pack it in, please pack it out.

Nearby: Birdwatching, fishing in Ruby Lake, seasonal deer hunting, and hiking are all popular nearby activities.


See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.

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