Desert Creek Campground is a remote camping experience in Douglas County, Nevada, and is located within the Sweetwater Mountain Range of the Toiyabe National Forest. It is generally frozen in winter and snow levels make much of it inaccessible. There is a Forest Service campground (no charge) with restrooms and tables at the lower end and several primitive camping spots along much of the creek.
OHV users can enjoy miles of backroads in this area. Native American petroglyphs between 1,000 and 4,000 years old can be found within a 1/2 mile downstream of the USFS campground. There is high recreational diversity at Desert Creek and the Sweetwater Mountains, including fishing, biking, hiking, and camping as well as OHV riding.
Land Manager: USFS Bridgeport Ranger District
Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails only.
Always plan ahead and prepare for uncertainty. Travel with warm clothing, first aid, food, water and appropriate tools to fix a problem.
Traveling in groups is always a good idea, as well as informing someone of where you will be going.