Illipah Reservoir Recreation Area

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Illipah Reservoir Recreation Area


(775) 289-1800

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Illipah Reservoir Recreation Area features 17 camp sites and is located at an elevation of 6,840 ft. Activities to be enjoyed by the public at the Reservoir include; boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and picnicking. In addition, the park provides a developed campground, restrooms and a boat launch. The park is open year round.

Map of Illipah Reservoir Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 39.336289, -115.389490



  • Boating

    Non-motorized boats only, please.

  • Camping

    Nevada has occupancy limits for dispersed camping on BLM managed public lands.

    An occupancy limitation rule was established to reduce user conflicts caused by long-term occupancy that may hamper reasonable opportunities for other members of the public to camp in or use the same area. Additionally, long-term occupancy can result in vegetation trampling, erosion, wildlife disruption and improper waste disposal. BLM established occupancy limits for camping with the publication of a notice in the Federal Register on Oct. 5, 1993.

    The BLM Nevada occupancy rule:

    A person may not occupy undeveloped public lands or designated sites or areas for more than 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period. Following the 14 days, a person and their personal property must relocate to a site outside of at least a 25 mile radius from the occupied site for a period of 14 days.

  • Fishing

    Illipah Reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout.

  • Hiking

    Hiking and backpacking trails are available.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites are available.

  • Water Sports

    Reservoir provides boating and fishing.



37 miles west of Ely on US 50. Turn at the highway sign for Illipah Reservoir and continue 0.1 mile to a road junction, turn left and continue 1.3 miles to the campground.

Phone Numbers


(775) 289-1800