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DarkSkySeeker

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Posted: 06/18/19 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking for referrals to dry camping / boondocking locations in Northwestern Nevada. I want to be isolated as the goal is to find the darkest skies. We do photography of the stars. Can anyone give me a referral to a site?


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Does this help? If it does, you're welcome.

Looks like anywhere north of Reno is a potential site.


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Google "Massacre Rim Nevada". The area has just been added as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

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MDKMDK wrote:

Does this help? If it does, you're welcome.

Looks like anywhere north of Reno is a potential site.

Thanks - I already have the dark sky finder. Am really looking for some "go here" recommendations.

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If you are willing to be in the middle of nowhere with nothing near by, check out the Black Rock Desert BLM area.. Just don't go during the Burning Man Event!


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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

MDKMDK wrote:

Does this help? If it does, you're welcome.

Looks like anywhere north of Reno is a potential site.

Thanks - I already have the dark sky finder. Am really looking for some "go here" recommendations.


Figured you might. Sorry.

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Posted: 06/18/19 08:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As mentioned the Black rock playa. I camped along the western edge where the vegetation starts. It was a few weeks after Burning Man and they had opened the area back up. If it's windy that will kick up a bunch of dust especially out in the middle.
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Another area you might like is west of Denio Junction and south a few miles off 140. It's called Virgin Valley CG. There's a hot spring there with a proper pool built. The water seeps up ender the gravel on the bottom but there may be other campers there. They have a shower house using the spring water. Back towards Denio Junction is Bog Hot Spring. May be campers there too.
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Is Great Basin Nat Park too far away? It's in northeastern Nevada. Some of the best dark sky I have ever seen. This was in late September, after a dusting of snow -- taken from Mather Overlook. Bring a jacket:

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Looking at a map...see Denio Junction on 295 north of Winnemucca? Go west on 140 about 15 miles. Bog Hot road on the right. Maybe 5 miles to the hot springs...and the whole outdoors to enjoy.

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garyhaupt wrote:

Looking at a map...see Denio Junction on 295 north of Winnemucca? Go west on 140 about 15 miles. Bog Hot road on the right. Maybe 5 miles to the hot springs...and the whole outdoors to enjoy.

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Thanks, yes, I am looking at Youtube, Google Maps, and Google Earth and beginning to get my bearings. This forum has been really helpful.

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