Ruby Mountains Ranger District
Terraces Campground & Picnic Area
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.
Terraces Campground - Picnic Area is located in scenic Lamoille Canyon in a stand of mature aspens at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Canyon views are breathtaking from the site. Lamoille Creek runs nearby, with fishing for rainbow and brook trout. The canyon offers pretty mountain scenery, hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and camping.
This site is a group overnight campground / picnic area that can accommodate up to 75 people throughout its nine individual family picnic sites. The whole unit must be reserved as a group. Vault toilets, potable water, garbage service, a large paved parking area for 17 vehicles, picnic tables, and BBQ grills are provided. The footpaths within the site are paved. This is a popular site for weddings, church activities, family reunions, and company picnics.
Lamoille Canyon is part of the beautiful Ruby Mountains, a desert island brimming with wildlife, sparkling lakes and streams, wildflower-filled meadows, and jagged peaks. This area has numerous hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to alpine lakes and vistas. Anglers have plentiful fishing opportunities. The canyon road itself is popular for scenic driving and road biking; vertical cliffs offer rock-climbing routes for all skill levels.
$100 to reserve the whole campground for groups up to 75
$14 per night when not reserved
$7 per extra vehicle
$7 per vehicle for day use when not reserved
$47 day use annual pass
Reservations: Can be reserved as a group area up to one year in advance at recreation.gov.
Directions: From Elko, head south on Idaho Street, turn south on 12th Street (from the east) or 5th Street (from the west), to SR 227. Travel 25 miles on SR 227 to Forest Road 660, Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway. Travel 10 miles on FR 660 to picnic area. See map below.
Open Dates: Third Friday in June to fourth Monday in September.
Amenities: Vault toilets, garbage service, drinking water.
Nearby: Hiking, birdwatching and sightseeing in beautiful Lamoille Canyon. Fishing in Lamoille Creek.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.