We departed McCloud, California and headed towards Reno, Nevada through Lassen National Forest, along Highway 89 past Lake Britton. It was a beautiful drive through the forest with the autumn leaves starting to peak. We continued on to Highway 44 east to Susanville past areas where several bad wildfires were burning not too long ago. We had to be led through areas by a pilot vehicle due to the clean up work that was ongoing. The devastation was sad to see but we are glad the fires were out by that time and rain was on the way. Eventually we got to the outskirts of Reno and started seeing a bit of snow on the hills and a few snow flakes were hitting down on us. Uh oh…time to get home soon!!
The forecast showed high winds and danger to high profile vehicles through most of Nevada so we decided we should hunker down in Reno for awhile until the bad weather passed. We didn’t have much choice of where to stay so we tried the Shamrock RV Park on the north side of town. The staff was very helpful in trying to secure us a site but had difficulty as the park was basically full. Somehow she managed to find one site we could use but it was only available for 2 nights. That was fine by us.
RV Park: Shamrock RV Park
Location: Reno, Nevada
Site: C7 (pull thru)
Services: FHU (50 AMP)
Comments: A very tight RV park with easy access off Highway 395 in northwest Reno. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The pull thru site was short (advertised as 50′) but we still had to unhook our tow vehicle to fit (and that’s with a 31′ RV). The advertisement online sounds quite a bit better than reality but it still worked for us.
The RV park was quite tight and crowded but was located in the city and close to everything. It was fine for an emergency but we don’t think we would use this park as a destination park. AND Archie’s Restaurant (hamburgers and such) is supposed to be the best hamburger restaurant in Nevada and is only about a 5 minute drive from the RV Park. We thought it was absolutely delicious and highly recommend it!! That fact alone brought the rating for the RV Park way up!!
At least we had a place to hunker down, we met some nice neighbors, and had some great burgers!! YAY!