South Fork State Recreation Area

South Fork boasts a beautiful body of water with many recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities! This is a prime spot for fishing and birding. You may even catch a glimpse of a badger in the area!

Located approximately 20 miles from Elko off State Route 228, South Fork State Recreation Area provides ample opportunities for the outdoor adventurer. Wildlife-viewing within the meadows, hills, and shorelines of the recreation area is available year-round. The expansive reservoir provides opportunities for anglers to catch catfish, bass, and trophy-size trout. Camping is provided in varying forms, ranging from primitive to RV hookups. Seasonal water sports and hunting opportunities are also available.

South Fork State Recreation Area
Type of destination
Nevada State Parks - State Recreation Area
Fees - parking, camping
Adventure Rating


  • ADA Accessible Amenities
  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campsites
  • RV sites (no hookups)
  • RV Sites (hookups)
  • Drinking Water
  • Pets Ok
  • Picnic Sites
  • Restrooms
  • Showers

Special Notes and Resources

Hunting is allowed in season with a shotgun or archery only. Hunting is prohibited within a quarter mile of any developed facility such as campgrounds and boat ramps.