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Reno - Vista

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Goodbye Reno-Sparks

Sparks and Vista Boulevards are your remaining exits as you leave Sparks and the Truckee Meadows Basin.

At Sparks Boulevard Exit 20, to the north of I-80 you will find the unmistakably large Scheels Sporting Goods store for some camping supplies, Lowe’s for hardware, a Target, and several fast and sit-down restaurant options.  To the south of I-80 you will find the Alamo Truck Stop for some final reasonably-priced gas, lodging, food, and showers.

At Vista Boulevard Exit 21, to the north is your last gas station and some fast-food options.  Approximately 1 mile further down Vista Blvd, you will find at Prater Street, Northern Nevada Medical Center, your last 24/7 hospital before leaving for the playa.  Further down Vista Boulevard about a mile you will find a Safeway supermarket and some other gas/food options.


Safeway Supermarket
2858 Vista Boulevard – 775-352-8470 – map
Open 24/7. Grocery, booze, pharmacy, and gas station.


Lowe’s Home Improvement
1355 Scheels Drive – 775-412-4540 – map
Open Mon-Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 7am-8pm. Vast selection of building materials, tools, some camping supplies, and water.

Scheel's All Sports
1200 Scheel's Drive – 775-331-2700 – map
Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm Sun 10am-6pm. A variety of camping supplies, but the place is mostly catered to sporting goods and hunting.

Gas Station

Alamo Travel Center
1950 E Greg Street – 775-355-8888 – map
Open 24/7.  Offers hotel, casino and showers.

Lodging and Showers

Alamo Travel Center
1950 E Greg Street – 775-355-8888 – map
Open 24/7.  Offers hotel, casino and showers.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2085 Brierley Way, – 775-355-7700 – map


Northern Nevada Medical Center
2345 East Prater Way – 775-356-1212 – map
Open 24/7.  The closest major hospital to Black Rock City.  The hospital is best reached from I-80 by the Vista Blvd. exit, where you’ll want to turn north on Vista, and then up about 1 mile, turn right onto to Prater Way.


RSW Recycling
1455 East Greg Street – 775-329-8822 – map
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm. Takes plastics, glass, aluminum, tin, paper, and cardboard. No dumping – NO FURNITURE!

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