Welcome to the Elko KOA Journey!

This campground can be your base camp for outdoor adventure! Just 15 minutes away, you'll find easy access to the Lamoille Canyon and the Ruby Mountains, often called the Swiss Alps of Nevada. You'll find plenty of hiking, great fishing, skiing, and off-road adventures nearby, with access to more than 20 alpine lakes. Many of our RV sites are long Pull-Thru sites. You can also choose a nice Tent Site. Enjoy the fun with horseshoes, cornhole, and other outdoor activities. There is an on-site bar and grill with a family dining room. The family can enjoy playing on the campground's two pool tables or check email with our free WiFi.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 60' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

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KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Northeastern Nevada Museum

The Northeastern Nevada Museum features art and local history exhibits as well as extensive wildlife habitat dioramas. Six galleries occupy more than 20,000 square feet. There is something for everyone!

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Lamoille Canyon

All roads lead somewhere amazing out here, but the arguable centerpiece of the Elko region is the glacier-carved range known as the Ruby Mountains, accessed via Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway. This 12-mile paved road works its way up past vistas straight out of a photographer's dream. While exploring the Byway, keep your eyes peeled for Kodak moments, interpretive signs, and access to the bends and beaver ponds of Lamoille Creek. There are plenty of places to pull over for a quick forested jaunt in the woods or to spread out a blanket and enjoy that picnic you packed earlier. Naturally, the range of recreational opportunities is as wide as the landscapes, enticing adventurers with hiking, backpacking, cycling (both on and way, way off the pavement), big-game hunting (the elk are gargantuan), and fishing so good it's almost unfair.

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Nevada Gold Tours

Home of the largest silver discovery ever made, along with hundreds more copper, silver, and gold strikes in all corners of the Silver State, you'd better believe Nevada's rich mining history runs deep. While there are all kinds of historic mine tours that offer a glimpse into the Silver State's past, Nevada remains one of the world's largest gold producers, with Elko County's Barrick Goldstrike Mine the largest gold mine in North America, making tours available during the summer months

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California Trail

If anything about the Donner Party has ever piqued your interest, a visit to Elko's California Trail Interpretive Center is long overdue. Memorializing and telling the story of more than 250,000 of brave pioneers who made their way west along the arduous California Trail, this Bureau of Land Management-run facility provides a detailed look into what it was like traveling the California Trail during 1841-1869. Learn the stories of the pioneers who made this 2,000-mile trek, some in search of land, others gold, and all finding plenty of adventure. Work your way through an array of thoughtfully curated, interactive exhibits to learn what it would've been like to endure this famed route west to gain a better understanding of historic and cultural sites found throughout Nevada and the American West.

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