We drove from Cedar City to Milford, Utah for a nice lunch stop and a short walk around the quaint town. Milford has a nice park with fountains, benches, and rose gardens along with some historic buildings. Milford is also home to World Champion Saddle Bronc Riders. After lunch we continued on and drove to Nevada.
Baker, Nevada, is home to the Great Basin National Park, and is located just over the border from Utah. There isn’t a very big selection of places to camp, either the National Park campgrounds or Whispering Elms RV Park in town. I tried for months to secure a campsite at either Lower Lehman Campground or Upper Lehman Campground at Great Basin with no luck. I tried every morning as soon as campsite reservations opened for specified dates and hit the reserve button exactly on the nose to the time but no luck. BOTS!!!
So we secured a spot at Whispering Elms just outside the entrance to Great Basin National Park.
Campground: Whispering Elms Motel & RV Park
Location: Baker, Nevada
Site: RV 07 (pull thru)
Services: FHU (30AMP)
Comments: An OK RV park with a few trees for shade which helped as it was stinking hot. The RV Park provides easy access to the Great Basin National Park. We did not eat at the 487 Grill (advertised to have the best burgers in Nevada – Archie’s in Reno advertises the same thing) as it is outdoors and it was so hot. The Great Basin National Park Visitor Center (one of 2) is across the street. We only had 30 AMP and would have preferred 50AMP so we could run both air conditioners but we survived with 30AMP. Did I mention it was stinking hot???
Whispering Elms also provides a few motel rooms which we full almost every night.
Staying here worked out fine for our visit to Great Basin National Park and saved us on fuel for the motorhome with driving up the mountain to the national park campgrounds (ha, ha….) should we have been so lucky to secure a national park campsite.
Next post is our visit to Great Basin National Park, which we loved!