Is camping at Squaw Valley reservoir permitted during B Man?

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Is camping at Squaw Valley reservoir permitted during B Man?

Postby gypsymonkey » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:42 pm

I'm planning on heading out on Friday the 27th and spending the night at Squaw valley reservoir 17 miles outside of Gerlach on the 447 then getting gas in the morning before heading in with an early entry pass.
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Postby lucky420 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:47 pm

Are you talking about Pyramid Lake?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:36 pm

lucky420 wrote:Are you talking about Pyramid Lake?

[urlhttp://www.eugenecarsey.com/camp/squawvalley/squawvalley.htm]No, there's an honest to goodness "Squaw Valley Campground." I don't know who owns/runs it and nothing useful showed up on the first google page, but it does exist.[/url]
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Postby lucky420 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:07 pm

oh wow, now i feel kind of weird for asking that...
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Postby Boijoy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:30 pm

I think your talking about Squaw Reseviour? I beleive it's all BLM around there. You take the left fork instead of the Right toward Burning Man.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:43 pm

lucky420 wrote:oh wow, now i feel kind of weird for asking that...

Sometimes you have to suppress that little voice that says you know the answer and double check with the google daemons.
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Postby lucky420 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:35 pm

yep you're right. I have a map on the wall next to my desk and i couldn't find it on there. So i figured it was either really small or the op was making a disparaging remark...my bad. Should've googled. Now i look like an asshole. Oh well not the first time :oops:
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Postby geospyder » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:09 pm

Not on my regular maps but it does show on my topo maps. I've sent a message to some Gerlach friends asking what they know about it They are back east now but maybe they will respond in the next day or so.
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Postby geospyder » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:40 am

Here is the response from my friends in Gerlach...

"Re: Squaw Valley Reservoir
Jim, I have seen people camping there, hear of people going there to camp as well. So I would think it is ok. I dont think any permits are needed, but you might check into it with BLM. It might be very crowded that night."
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Postby gypsymonkey » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:15 am

Thanks for looking into it everyone and see you all on the Playa! Stop by and say Hi, we'll be on 7:30 & Cairo.
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Postby Playa Foot » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:08 pm

I have been by there many times but never stopped, I do not believe there is a developed campground there, just a place to park, I will be going out to Gerlch next week and will check it out and post what I find out. It looks like a good place to camp before the gates open.
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Postby Thecatman » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:41 am

It's called "Squaw Valley Creek Reservoir."
My understanding is it's private property, but, the owners allow camping and fishing. There are no facilities. So no MOOP/leave no trace applies.
There's an unlocked gate that you can gain entrance through...just be sure to close it each time you enter or exit as there maybe livestock grazing. There's also an information sign near the gate. The little lake is on the right as you drive south from the California line
The place was packed this past Memorial Day weekend.
I'm planning to go there for a weekend, before the first snow....there or Pahranagat Lake near Alamo.
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Postby Thecatman » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:41 am

I just read on the NDOW web site that they stock the little lake, so, it just might be BLM
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