Whispering Elms Campground

(17 Reviews)

195 Baker Avenue, Baker, NV 89311

775-234-9900

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GPS: 39.0133, -114.1233

Whispering Elms Campground is located at 195 Baker Avenue, Baker, Nevada 89311 with a total of 25 campsites. Some of the amenities you can enjoy there are Basketball, Biking, Golf, Hunting, Swimming Pool, Volleyball, and more. Before your trip to Whispering Elms Campground, check out website at http://www.whisperingelms.com/ or contact them through 775-234-9900 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

39.0133, -114.1233

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 39.0133, -114.1233

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Overview of Whispering Elms Campground


Last Price Paid: $35

Reported by kskitz on 05.01.2022

Longest RV Reported: 42 feet (Fifth Wheel)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

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Number of Sites:

25

Pad Type:

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Elevation:

5,282 ft / 1,609 m

Tent Camping:

Yes

Reviews of Whispering Elms Campground

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  • Area Guides Avatar kskitz
    Small Town Vibes; Friendly Energy

    Reviewed 1/5/2022

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 24

    I see so many negative reviews for this place because the park itself looks a little beat up. Our neighbor even canceled their reservation because of “weeds.” If you can look past that, you’ll have a wonderful experience.The entire staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Everything works - showers, laundry, hookups - so even...moreI see so many negative reviews for this place because the park itself looks a little beat up. Our neighbor even canceled their reservation because of “weeds.” If you can look past that, you’ll have a wonderful experience.The entire staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Everything works - showers, laundry, hookups - so even if it’s not recently updated, the important thing is it works.The highlights are proximity to the park, the on-sight bar where you can mingle with the staff, locals, and travelers, and the quiet, super dark star-speckled nights.We love this place so much that my husband is considering workamping in Baker nextSeason. We will be back.

  • Area Guides Avatar Pogies
    5* cuz old can be just purr-fect!

    Reviewed 13/4/2022

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 13

    Like Baker, this is an old campground and the only one with hookups. Everything works. Clean bathrooms: 2 each toilet and shower). No quarters needed. Laundry room; did not open door. Only used electricity as we were in late and out early. We needed to protect our trailer pipes and sleep warm when it was going to be a wind chil...moreLike Baker, this is an old campground and the only one with hookups. Everything works. Clean bathrooms: 2 each toilet and shower). No quarters needed. Laundry room; did not open door. Only used electricity as we were in late and out early. We needed to protect our trailer pipes and sleep warm when it was going to be a wind chill in teens. Scored. Mayby half dozen other rigs. Rocky rv pads. The Great Basin campgrounds are without hookups and pull through was what we wanted. Did not use wifi. Password NOT in confirmation email; make sure to ask. Total fee $39.73

  • Area Guides Avatar LH
    Served its purpose.

    Reviewed 23/2/2022

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 4

    Convenient to Great Basin, only real option that had hookups and took reservations. Level site but weeds were overgrown. Did not use any of the park’s facilities (shower, washing machine) as our trip was short. Camp hosts seemed nice, other campers were very friendly.

  • Area Guides Avatar ElaineS
    Convenient for a Great Basin NP visit

    Reviewed 16/2/2022

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 17

    I travelled here with a 35’ 5th wheel, long bed pickup and parked in site #17, a FHU PT site for $40/night. The first impression pulling in was not very good especially given the price they charge. There is a mish mash of buildings, old RV’s, a rundown motel, a food truck and a couple of shacks. It looks like there are some LT reside...moreI travelled here with a 35’ 5th wheel, long bed pickup and parked in site #17, a FHU PT site for $40/night. The first impression pulling in was not very good especially given the price they charge. There is a mish mash of buildings, old RV’s, a rundown motel, a food truck and a couple of shacks. It looks like there are some LT residents in some of the trailers. I had to go in the bar up at the front of the park to register since I had no cell signal so the contactless registration didn’t work for me. The place reeked of smoke. The road/sites are all gravel and it’s fairly level although I did need boards under one side. There are some trees for shade, but no other landscaping. It was easy to get into my spot, but it is in close proximity to other rigs. Wifi was available and was moderately good. I had 4 bars of 3G Verizon service. Handful of OTA channels. The laundry was clean. 4 machines at $2 for wash and $2 for dryer time. Bathroom was not very nice. 1 shower and it needed work. It is just across from where you turn to go to Great Basin National Park so it’s very convenient for visiting there. I would only stay there if I couldn't get a spot in the NP itself.If you go, eat at Kerouac’s. Great food – small plates, and interesting wine/bar/beer selections.

  • Area Guides Avatar Bob & Jayle
    Decent

    Reviewed 14/11/2021

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: 11

    This RV park is literally steps from the visitor center for Great Basin NP. Overall, our stay was good. We had FHU at our site, clean restrooms and hot showers. Staying in Baker in the off season somewhat limits choices for eating out, although during the summer season there are a few restraunts in town. That said, the food truck at th...moreThis RV park is literally steps from the visitor center for Great Basin NP. Overall, our stay was good. We had FHU at our site, clean restrooms and hot showers. Staying in Baker in the off season somewhat limits choices for eating out, although during the summer season there are a few restraunts in town. That said, the food truck at the Park, 487 Grill, has great burgers and other items. The park manager was helpful, guided us to our site upon arrival. The lodge has a bar, pool table, and shuffleboard, as well as frozen food items and an oven for baking. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Great Basin.

  • Area Guides Avatar CBar1023
    Park Access is GREAT

    Reviewed 22/6/2021

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 1

    First off - Baker is a rough town. There is nothing for miles on either side and really this RV park is your only option for hookups and man is it hot. The park is as well kept as it can be in a one restaurant, no grocery store town. The owner can be prickly, but hang in there and be kind. The bathrooms and showers work and are hot...moreFirst off - Baker is a rough town. There is nothing for miles on either side and really this RV park is your only option for hookups and man is it hot. The park is as well kept as it can be in a one restaurant, no grocery store town. The owner can be prickly, but hang in there and be kind. The bathrooms and showers work and are hot. And the road to go into the NP is literally across the street.

  • Area Guides Avatar rboarman
    Dumpy campground and rude management

    Reviewed 12/6/2021

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    Nightly rate: $34

    Days stayed: 2

    Stayed a couple nights on the way to Bryce. Sadly the RV park is in need of a lot of work. It’s surrounded by sketchy buildings and junk. The owner and I got into a bit of an altercation on our way out. My young son was being an eight year old and dropped a small rock down an open sewer pipe. Admittedly he shouldn’t have, but he’s also...moreStayed a couple nights on the way to Bryce. Sadly the RV park is in need of a lot of work. It’s surrounded by sketchy buildings and junk. The owner and I got into a bit of an altercation on our way out. My young son was being an eight year old and dropped a small rock down an open sewer pipe. Admittedly he shouldn’t have, but he’s also a child. The owner saw this and started yelling at him. I was about 30 feet away hooking up my rig. He came right up to me, no mask, and started yelling and generally had a melt down. He told me he I would have to pay for repairs to which I agreed. He continued to rant and rave like a mad man. Fearing for the safety of my children, I quickly finished hooking up and left. The second we started driving I got an alert for a $150 “repair” charge. The place is sketchy and the owner is a mad raving lunatic. Stay away.

  • Area Guides Avatar Steve
    Wonderful rv campground

    Reviewed 10/2/2021

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    Nightly rate: $34

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 13

    These guys were awesome. We were passing through and needed a spot to stay near Great Basin NP. Couldn't ask for a closer rv Campground.We did all the national parks in California and with few exceptions, hated the rv sites near most of them. In Cali you were crammed near other rv's, wifi was a paid upgrade, prices were laughable, ...moreThese guys were awesome. We were passing through and needed a spot to stay near Great Basin NP. Couldn't ask for a closer rv Campground.We did all the national parks in California and with few exceptions, hated the rv sites near most of them. In Cali you were crammed near other rv's, wifi was a paid upgrade, prices were laughable, and were far from the actual National Parks. Whispering Elms is the exact opposite. Free wifi, 100 yards to the NP visitor center, clean, friendly, etc.

  • Area Guides Avatar Kara_707
    Great Access to Great Basin

    Reviewed 22/11/2020

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    Nightly rate: $34

    Days stayed: 1

    There aren’t many options in this area. Whispering elms has a few RV spots and a tiny motel. As others have said, dated but friendly and clean. I was happy to have an option for electric hookups on a quick trip passing through.

  • Area Guides Avatar zrokids
    Summer of COVID camping

    Reviewed 3/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 2

    Stayed 9/21/20 - We tried to get a spot in Great Basin NP. Unfortunately, between COVID (everyone on the road), fires in CA (camping closed so people went East) and one of the NP tent campgrounds closed, we didn't get a site. Good think we had made a reservation at Whispering Elms as a backup as they, too, were full. Not a lot of choic...moreStayed 9/21/20 - We tried to get a spot in Great Basin NP. Unfortunately, between COVID (everyone on the road), fires in CA (camping closed so people went East) and one of the NP tent campgrounds closed, we didn't get a site. Good think we had made a reservation at Whispering Elms as a backup as they, too, were full. Not a lot of choices in the area.The campground is pretty much gravel and sand. They have some trees. They have full hook-ups. Wifi is very spotty. Some sites have picnic tables but you pretty much look at the side of your neighbors' rig. There is a laundry room and showers which we did not use. It was quiet at night and, when the skies were clear of smoke, you could see lots of stars. They assign you spots when you arrive. There is a bar/restaurant open limited hours. Be sure to bring all your own supplies as Baker, NV has no real services and I am guessing that is the same under non-Covid circumstances.It is very convenient to Great Basin NP and right across from one of the Visitors' Centers.I would stay here again - if I had to.

  • Area Guides Avatar Ross
    Very nice, clean and priced well $30 per night.

    Reviewed 15/8/2020

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    Nightly rate: $4

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 5

    Graveled park (hey this is Nevada not Florida) with some shade. Resturant/bar on property with limited hours. Wifi was “down” cell service was 3G good signal strength but only fair throughput. Couple managing the park were excellent. Showers and laundry were excellent. Plenty of new well running mChines.

  • Area Guides Avatar sowickesited
    No frills, a little old, but close to Great Basin NP

    Reviewed 23/11/2019

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 18

    Paid $40 for a single night stay. Full hookups (50amp, water, sewer). Very close to the Great Basin visitor center and main road up into the park. Stayed in site 18.We stayed here for the location near the national park. It's a pretty small town and a simple campground. The large trees nicely shaded the campground. There aren't man...morePaid $40 for a single night stay. Full hookups (50amp, water, sewer). Very close to the Great Basin visitor center and main road up into the park. Stayed in site 18.We stayed here for the location near the national park. It's a pretty small town and a simple campground. The large trees nicely shaded the campground. There aren't many RV sites available and only a few will reasonably fit large rigs, but when we visited in late August half the spots were available.The sites were gravel and dirt and required a couple leveling blocks to make it level. But it served our purpose in getting us close to the national park.

  • Area Guides Avatar Rich
    unplanned visit

    Reviewed 10/4/2019

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    Nightly rate: $25

    Days stayed: 1

    Stayed last August 2018. Long day on the road and tired. Arrived in town and decided to see great basin park. They had one sport open. Full hook ups and a shower house with plenty of hot water. The park is old but goody. Enjoyed our stay and had a cold beer at the bar in the park. The lady was friendly and helpful. The park had thin...moreStayed last August 2018. Long day on the road and tired. Arrived in town and decided to see great basin park. They had one sport open. Full hook ups and a shower house with plenty of hot water. The park is old but goody. Enjoyed our stay and had a cold beer at the bar in the park. The lady was friendly and helpful. The park had thing we needed. (High water pressure) Like I said it is an old park and need some TLC. We enjoyed it and will stay again someday.

  • Area Guides Avatar Journeying Jacksons
    FHU near Great Basin

    Reviewed 17/10/2018

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 18B

    It was fine. Maybe my standards have been lowered after over a year on the road. The lady who ran the place was super nice. The laundry room was struggling, maybe one working washer and two working dryers, but we had laundry to do after some state park camping so I can’t complain too much there. The town is kind of in the middle of now...moreIt was fine. Maybe my standards have been lowered after over a year on the road. The lady who ran the place was super nice. The laundry room was struggling, maybe one working washer and two working dryers, but we had laundry to do after some state park camping so I can’t complain too much there. The town is kind of in the middle of nowhere, come with groceries! You’re here for Great Basin though, and you can’t get closer with full hookups. We were six miles from Lehman Caves Visitor Center (the cave tour was awesome!). It was a great homebase for exploring the park. It was a bit run down, but it was fine and we felt safe there. Verizon was pretty bad, but ATT had a little over 6 Mbps download and around 1 Mbps upload.

  • Area Guides Avatar Chasing Dirt
    You take what you can get

    Reviewed 4/10/2017

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    Nightly rate: $27

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 16

    We did not plan to stay here, but the national park was temporarily full, so we had little choice. This park was also full when we arrived, but the staff was nice and opened a spot for us that hadn't been used in years. The reason for that was because the water spigot was unusable due to a constant leak and it was directly in front of ...moreWe did not plan to stay here, but the national park was temporarily full, so we had little choice. This park was also full when we arrived, but the staff was nice and opened a spot for us that hadn't been used in years. The reason for that was because the water spigot was unusable due to a constant leak and it was directly in front of the bathrooms (like 5' away) BUT it was very nice of them to be accommodating to us. It was also located next to a very large group of boisterous tent campers, and even in our RV it was a long, loud night. Other than to pay, we didn't visit the bar/restaurant area. We didn't use the laundry facilities, but they appeared mostly broken and not clean. The showers weren't the cleanest, but were included in the price and had plenty of hot water. The wifi was also included, but spotty as expected. The sites were close together with zero privacy. We wouldn't stay here again unless absolutely necessary as it was this time.

  • Area Guides Avatar Teddi & Roger
    A good choice if you want full hookups while visiting Great Basin National Park.

    Reviewed 6/6/2017

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    Nightly rate: $25

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 13

    After a month of dry camping we decided to spend a couple nights at a private RV park for the hook-ups, wifi, and laundry. We were pretty disappointed in two of the three. Whispering Elms is close to Great Basin National Park, so if hookups are a must, it’s not a bad choice. The spaces are gravel, fairly level and there were some t...moreAfter a month of dry camping we decided to spend a couple nights at a private RV park for the hook-ups, wifi, and laundry. We were pretty disappointed in two of the three. Whispering Elms is close to Great Basin National Park, so if hookups are a must, it’s not a bad choice. The spaces are gravel, fairly level and there were some trees for shade. Each space has a picnic table and some had firepits. Spaces were close together and lacked any privacy. Sites were a mix of pull-through and back-in. There is a small office/bar (hey, this is Nevada 😊) where you can register and get a drink. Lol. Overall, the park was not very well maintained. There was only one working washer and one working dryer, and the laundry room was filthy. Bathrooms and showers were slightly better. The wifi wasn’t bad when it worked, however it frequently dropped and getting connected was a crap shoot. The single staff person on duty during our stay was doing his best, but clearly more support and maintenance are needed. Our daily rate of $25.09 reflects the discount for mentioning the All Stays app. There was also a discount for military service, not sure if there were others. We had 4 bars of 3G Verizon service unboosted. Because of the problems noted, I’d give the wifi a “C” grade.

  • Area Guides Avatar michelle
    awful for tent camping

    Reviewed 14/9/2015

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    Nightly rate: $18

    Days stayed: 1

    If you own any kind of RV this place is great. It has shower and laundry facilities. The bathroom was clean, the campground did not have a trash problem. There is a cat who will steal your sausages right out of your plate.If you are tent camping DO NOT GO HERE. There is no "grassy area" as advertised online. The tent sites are on t...moreIf you own any kind of RV this place is great. It has shower and laundry facilities. The bathroom was clean, the campground did not have a trash problem. There is a cat who will steal your sausages right out of your plate.If you are tent camping DO NOT GO HERE. There is no "grassy area" as advertised online. The tent sites are on the edges of the camp and many within inches of the unpaved roads. It's unsafe (especially with people getting drunk at the bar onsite) noisy, dusty and ugly as sin. We noticed that campers who got there earlier found more secure spots a bit further away from the RV traffic but they were just as noisy.To be fair we did show up at 8pm on a friday night during the Great Basin Astronomy Festival. All the campsites in the park were full (no reservations allowed for any individual site in the entire park) and there is no information out for the public at the main visitor center. The property is small and the owner did us a favor letting us camp there because really there was no other option.

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 5 Users Last Reported 10/03/2020

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 3 Users Last Reported 02/10/2021

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