Wild Horse State Recreation Area

Elko, Nevada



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Wild Horse State Recreation Area occupies 120 acres on the shore of Wild Horse Reservoir. Visitors to the area enjoy camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing, and boating. Facilities include campgrounds, an RV dump station, boat launch, restrooms with showers, and a ranger station. The park is open year-round, but access may be hindered by snow in winter months. The park, at an elevation of 6,205 feet, is located 67 miles north of Elko on State Route 225. Wild Horse Reservoir commonly boasts the state's lowest winter temperatures, which are ideal for ice fishing. It freezes early and stays frozen longest, with the best access during winter months, but conditions constantly change. Remember, ice fishing can be very dangerous and requires the utmost caution. Always use common sense and don’t take unnecessary chances.


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