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Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area

50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820 USA

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A great place to take a walk, let the kids run, have a picnic, spend a few days camping, and look at ancient petroglyphs. Hickison offers long vistas, shade, and an opportunity to think about early Native Americans hunting, drawing on rock, and living in this area. The cultural resources at this site are protected by federal law against damage, defacement, removal, etc., and visitors should take care to help protect these sites. The native rock should not be carved, painted or otherwise modified in any way.

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29 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.2 Access
4.4 Location
3.9 Cleanliness
3.8 Site Quality
4.8 Noise

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Reviewed by
BecchioFam.com

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
September 04, 2016
Rated 5.0

Out in the middle of nowhere, it's a great self guided tour of petroglyphs carved in stone. Some pretty vistas, great rock scrambling for our kids. Small pine trees, picnic area, and pit toilets. No water. There is a campground too, which we didn't visit. I'd give it a lower rating for the facilities, but it's so far away from civilization, I can't imagine there's much of a budget for maintenance. Bring some toilet paper just in case 😉

2 people found this review helpful
  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 26, 2022
Rated 4.0

This place was pretty desolate. Not much around and about a 2 mile drive down a Gravel road to get to the small, single loop campground. We arrived in a 30ft travel trailer and were able to set up relatively easy. Maybe 10 sites. no hookups at all!
We arrived around 630 on a Summer Saturday evening and there were only about 5 other campers.
Pit toilets. Hit or miss toilet paper. No water to wash hands.
Lots of little lizards, big grasshoppers, bugs. Neat petroglyphs about 10 minute walk.
Sites are sandy and Gravel so expect to bring blocks to level trailers. Sites are back in or tent sites. Fire pits. Coverage over tables. Trash cans. We'll cared for little campground.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
elheffey

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 14, 2021
Rated 5.0

A great break on Highway 50. Wonderful petroglyphs and nice easy hiking. Highly recommend a stop especially with kids. Modern graffiti is sad but you can still see some ancient art.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
lavernecall

  • 14 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 04, 2021
Rated

I loved this campground, the petroglyphs were an easy walk about 1 mile for the hole loop. The spots in the trees were not easy to get level in, but just around the loop from the spot I stayed in was level spots in full sun no shade. The trees are nice spots are clean. It was about 1/4 mile in gravel road, wash boardery but not bad.

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Nightly Rate: $0.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 6

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 08, 2021
Rated

Great spot beautiful views and hike sad thing about it was some had graffitied the petroglyphs. I would say no one big than our 21 ft trailer would fit.

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Nightly Rate: $0.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 3

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

T-Mobile 4G

  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 16, 2021
Rated

Very nice BLM campground. Many of the sites are among trees which help provide much needed shade and wind protection. Other surrounding unshaded sites seem to be a bit larger. We managed to fit our 22 foot RV into one of the shady spots and was fairly level. The vault toilets were reasonably clean.
We arrived late in the afternoon (after 5:30) and saw many open sites. Entry road is gravel and washboard in many spots; about 1/4 to 1/3 mile to campground area.
Unfortunately we had to leave early so did not have time to see the petroglyphs.

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roadtripper6475744 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $0.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 22, 2021
Rated

Was just driving by, saw sign, spontaneously went for it. At 5pm only 3 of 16 spots were occupied. By 9pm was half full. Clean, quiet, sweet petroglyph and view walk. Trash cans at each site. Shade at most sites. Pit toilets are stinky but clean. Free. Very grateful for this place and BLMs care of it.

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Nightly Rate: $0.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 02, 2021
Rated

I had high expectations for this place after reading the reviews, but ended up being disappointed upon arrival.

We stayed here on a Tuesday and had plenty of sites to chose from. However, as others have noted, this campground isn’t the best for larger rigs. The sites aren’t super level either, but we managed alright.

Most of the trash cans were overflowing. And there was some left-behind trash in our site and fire pit.

Perhaps the most disappointing part was the graffiti and destruction of the petroglyphs sites. It was rampant and very upsetting to see. People have literally carved their names over top of petroglyphs. 😢

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Nightly Rate: $0.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

5 Access
4 Location
2 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
dalemaddox

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 14, 2022
Rated

good overnight half way across state just off 50. Several spots filled up by 7:30. we arrived 5:30, only two spots taken. we had a very adequate spot for our TV and 21 ft camper. no wind, beautiful skies, and magnificent views when hiking the petroglyphs. most were vandalized, however, at different decades.

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Nightly Rate: $0.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: Just to the right 3rd spot

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

May 22, 2022
Rated

This is a free FCFS BLM campground located approximately 3/4 mile off US 50. It was a washboard gravel road. At the end of the road you can go left to a picnic area which had a nice area to disconnect a vehicle or turn around. To the right was the actual campground. There are no hook ups of any type. There were bathrooms, but I did not use them so can’t comment on condition. There were trash cans located throughout the campground. Various types of sites including back in, pull through, or just pull off parallel to the road. Sites also various sizes. Several for larger rigs (camped in a 37 foot class A). Most of the sites did not appear level. Auto leveler on our RV would not work due to extreme side to side angle, needed blocks and to manual level. Campsite included a picnic table, grill, and fire ring. Despite being close to the highway, was very quiet campground. There were approximately 10 campers on this particular night. Had 2-3 bars of Verizon signal. Was able to stream videos, text, and search the internet.

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Nightly Rate: $0.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

4 Access
5 Location
- Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area

50 Bastian Road
Battle Mountain, Nevada
89820 USA
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