Reno - RV Parks, RV and Truck Rentals, and Storage
Renting any size recreational vehicle the week of Burning Man is almost impossible in this area as the summer approaches, so plan ahead and book early if you’re looking for enlightenment in an RV or trailer.
The RV Parks listed below tend to have RV dumps, are busy around Labor Day, and it is always recommended that you check for reservations as early as possible. Most of these locations are part of one of the shopping hubs we’ve broken out in the greater Reno area. However, the first two RV parks are west of Reno along I-80 and would be among the first things you’d encounter once you cleared Donner Pass and crossed into Nevada on your way to the playa. Most RV park operators are aware and appreciative of Burner business. However, please help us all out by maintaining Leave No Trace, behaving responsibly, and showing respect to the operators and guests wherever you go. Continuing to live up to our respectful reputation will only help us all find a warmer welcome the next time we avail ourselves of these resources!
If you need to know where to get rid of all that trash you’ve tied onto your vehicle or the greywater bouncing around in there, please visit the Fernley, Grand Sierra Resort, and Recycling, Dumps, and Greywater pages for appropriate disposal services.
Also, Storage facilities are all over the place, but we’ve included two as our favorites.
RV and Truck Rentals
El Monte/Budget RV and Truck Rentals
85 Gentry Way – 775-825-8833 – (Plumb Lane) – (Moana)
One of the very few places in the region to rent an RV or truck for the playa. Burners are asked specifically to contact the owner Steve at 775-846-2725 or at renotruckrental(at)yahoo(dot)com to make rental arrangements. A fellow burner who loves taking care of fellow burners, Steve is making sure there are enough RV and trucks in stock for us, and is not ratcheting up the price structure for Burners like some other places. Still recommended that you reserve ASAP!
Sierra RV Rentals Inc
9125 South Virginia – 800-972-8760 – (South Virginia – US395)
Big Bend RV Park
#1 Big Bend Ranch Road – 775-575-2185 – 775-224-1310 – (Wadsworth)
Open daily 9am-5:30pm. Located near the Truckee River, Big Bend RV Park is a great place to park your RV or set up a tent. $25/night with full hook-ups, cable, electric, WiFi, laundry, shower and garbage. $15/night for tents. Weekly rates also available.
1-80 Smokeshop & Campground
1000 Smoke Shop Circle – 775-575-2181 – (Wadsworth)
Open 6am-8pm daily, but Aug 21-23 6am-10pm, Aug 24-26 6am-midnight, Aug 27-29 6am-10pm, and open 24 hours from Aug 30-Sept 5 . $25.00/night with hookups for RV & campers. $20/night for tents. Weekly rates also available. Showers and restroom facility onsite.
Desert Rose RV Park
3285 US Highway 50 East – 775-575-9399 – (Fernley)
Located 4 miles east of Fernley next to Highway 50.
205 Nichols (off McCarran) – 775-356-6400 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)
Pack-It Park-It Stor-It Mini Storage
1900 US Hwy 50A – 775-835-6464 – (Fernley)
Open 6am-9pm daily. 10 x 20 and 10 x 25 units available. For storage of vehicles and spaceships, please call or email (via website, highlighted above) ahead of time for instructions.
Linden Mini Storage
220 Linden Street – 775-400-1269 – map
Open Tues-Sat 9am-5pm, but call ahead for definite after-hours possibilities. Some of the best rates in town, looking to take good care of Burners.
Storage companies are otherwise way too numerous to otherwise bother listing throughout these pages. Here are some links to help get you started elsewhere in a land plenty with storage:
Please send your feedback and suggestions to renopages(at)burningman(dot)com.
Need more info? Try: Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, Reno News and Review, Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno Magazine, Reno Tahoe Tonight, National Traffic and Road Closure Information, PlayReno, NevadaNet, goTahoe.com, Tahoe.com, Fernleynews.com.