Grand Sierra Resort RV Park

May 10, 2013  |  Nevada

Last night we drove to Reno. I couldn’t find good boondocking with cell service in the area, and we saw that there were some good poker tournaments this weekend in Reno so we decided to spend the next week in an actual RV Park.


I was instantly cranky when I saw our spot. I was hoping it would be a little bit nicer considering the rave reviews this place got. This is our view.

On the upside we have full hookups, and there is free wifi (when it works).

2013 Cost of Camping:
36 nights paid camping (through Wednesday the 15th)
99 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $677.58
Daily average cost of camping: $5.02


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  1. An RV park! Gasp!!! We just spent two nights at one so I could do some deep cleaning with our full hookups (so much sand everywhere). Can’t wait to leave this morning and find ourselves a nice spot in the forest.

  2. Darn! We were there in that same semi-dismal Reno RV park on Friday & Saturday. We drove to Eugene this week. Check out the Peppermill Lounge with the bubbling water/fire pit. So perfectly retro…One of these days we will run into you somewhere!

    • Hi Deborah,

      We’ll be in Eugene in the beginning of June. What’s your schedule for July and August? We’ll be in Washington.

      We love the Peppermill in Vegas, it sounds exactly the same!

  3. What a contrast from yesterday’s location!
    Sure makes boondocking look good.

  4. Next time you’re in the area stop at Washoe Lake State Park. It’s right smack-middle between Reno & Carlson City on the 395. HUGE sites, great separation, tons of space, hiking trails…even a lake for doggie to splash in. No hookups, but it’s just lovely. It’s where we stay everytime we go thro’ the area.

    • Hi Nina, we considered Washoe, but figured it was only $5 more to get hookups. For now we’re looking on the bright side (decent laundry, convenient location). Next time we’ll go with lovely.

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