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Rye Patch State Recreation Area Campground Nevada

Rye Patch State Recreation Area Overview

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Rye Patch State Recreation Area (River) campground has 22 single-family campsites that are located below the dam and along the river. The campground is open year-round and is first-come, first-serve.

Campground amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, trash collection and a dump station. There’s also a boat ramp at the reservoir. Campsites are suitable for tents, trailers and RVs.  Some campsites have trees offering shade. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill.

Rye Patch State Recreation Area – Recreation & Info

The Rye Patch Reservoir has 72 miles of shoreline and offers the outdoor enthusiasts a variety of recreational activities including water sports, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing. The area also has some nice off-riding vehicle trails, as well as ghost towns to explore.

The annual Rye Patch Nugget Shoot (metal detecting derby) is also popular and attracts visitors from across the country. More information about program scheduling may be obtained from either park staff or kiosks.

If your travels head east, you may also be interested in Southfork State Recreation Area. Kingston Campground is also nice if headed south.


First Come, First Served

  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Fair
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
  • ATV
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Prospecting
  • Reservoir
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
2505 Rye Patch Reservoir Road
Lovelock, Nevada 89419
775 538-7321

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Rye Patch State Recreation Area Comments & Reviews

Visited Rye Patch State Recreation Area Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Rye Patch State Recreation Area?

2 Comments on “Rye Patch State Recreation Area”

  1. Gary Grinder says:

    Are you going to have a metal detecting derby this year?

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