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Thomas Canyon Campground is a scenic campground located in the Lamoille Canyon of the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. It is a popular spot for fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and scenic driving. Facilities include single and double campsites with picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, and tent pads. Vault toilets, drinking water, and trash collection are provided. Nature lovers can enjoy the picturesque alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacial cirque.


Thomas Canyon Campground is located in the scenic Lamoille Canyon, in northeast Nevada, 30 miles from Elko. Visitors enjoy fishing Lamoille Creek and exploring many local hiking trails.


Lamoille Creek is a popular stream among fly-fishermen. The creek contains brook and wild rainbow trout.

Lamoille Canyon offers numerous hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to alpine lakes and vistas. Thomas Canyon Trail begins at the campground, leading past several waterfalls, through an alpine meadow into a glacial cirque.

The canyon road is popular for scenic driving and road biking. Many rock climbing routes can be found on the canyon walls.


The campground offers single and double campsites, each equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring, and grill. Some sites also have tent pads. Vault toilets, drinking water, and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site during the peak season. 

During the first-come, first-served season (typically late-September through late-October), there is no campground host on-site and water facilites (e.g., drinking water) are not available as they are turned off for the fall and winter seasons.

Natural Features

The campground sits at the mouth of Thomas Canyon, a part of larger Lamoille Canyon, at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Both canyons are within the beautiful Ruby Mountains, a desert island brimming with wildlife, sparkling lakes and streams, wildflower-filled meadows and jagged peaks.

Groves of aspen and cottonwood trees provide partial shade in the campground and beautiful fall color. Lamoille Creek runs through the site. All campsites afford breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and canyon walls.
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