Ruby Mountains Ranger District
South Ruby Campground
Due to COVID-19, this campground will not open until May 30. We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but we cannot guarantee our facilities are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.
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.
$16 for single site
$32 for double site
$6 per extra vehicle
Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. 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, garbage service, drinking water.
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.