Our goal, as we headed to southern Nevada, was to find a campground with electric so we could run our A/C. Yes, we are spoiled. It was still really hot out in the south as it was early September. We had our eyes set on Cathedral Gorge State Park campground, which has electric, but they had a flash flood earlier in the summer and washed out much of the campground. As we passed through the area the campground was still closed so we pushed on to Kershaw-Ryan State Park which was not much further and suffered in the heat with dry camping but we lucked out with a short afternoon rainstorm which cooled things off by a few degrees.
Kershaw-Ryan State Park is about 2 miles from Caliente off Highway 93 and makes an easy in and out campground to visit.
Campground: Kershaw-Ryan State Park
Location: Caliente, Nevada
Site: 13 (back-in)
Services: dry camping
Comments: A lovely small campground nestled in a beautiful canyon with level, large sites and great views. The host told us that they were in the process of adding electric to the sites to allow for more business during those hot summer months. YAY!
The campground has 15 sites of which most are back-ins but there are a few pull alongs along the right as you enter the campground.
The campground offers free firewood for a small donation and the host tends a vineyard in the campground. All very homey.
The Day Use area is just up the road and offers picnic tables, a wading pool, a lovely grass area with gardens, a badminton court, an old mine, a koi pond, and trailheads for hiking.