Campsite Review: Sparks Marina Campground

Campsite Review: Sparks Marina Campground

Campsite Review: Sparks Marina Campground is located just north of Interstate 80 and west of Sparks Boulevard. It is just north of the Marina.

The very best way to get here from the east is to exit Interstate 80 and then north on Sparks Boulevard, then west on Lincon Way. Lincoln Way has two very large roundabouts (a Canadain friend calls them roundy roundies) that should not be difficult for even the largest RVs.

Getting to the park from the east is more difficult. You should either exit Interstate 80 after overshooting on Greg Street and then go back to Sparks Boulevard or you could exit the freeway on North McCarren Boulevard and then make a right turn on LIncoln (just right after you ignore the no trucks sign).

Sparks Marina no trucks
Sparks Marina no trucks

The RV Park we are staying at in Reno (actually Sparks) may be the nicest RV Park we have ever been to. It has 204 RV parking sites, most are pull-through.  I like it better than Oasis Las Vegas RV Park, which was very nice, but very, very, hot and dry. We were at the Oasis Las Vegas RV Park in August.

Here is our blog post about our stay at Sparks Marina Lake Park.


Website: Sparks Marina RV Park

Address: 1200 East Lincoln Way, Sparks, NV 89434

Link to Google Map for the area: Sparks Marina

Phone Number/Reservations: (775) 851-8888 

Season: Year-Round

Dates stayed: May 6 – 13, 2020

Our site: Middle Row, near the front

Price paid: $39.20 per day

Hook-ups: 30/50 amp and water & sewer, all sites have full hookups

Cell service: Verizon – good signal, AT&T – good signal


Campsite Review: Sparks Marina Campground insider info:

This place is huge but not busy. The pool area was very nice but closed due to COVID.

Road Noise — yes, all day and night distant. Train noise — yes, distant, the rail yard is just to the west.

Ample room — Not ample but sufficient. Good stager between RVs. Very simple to maneuver.

Pictures show lush green grass next to every sight. We noticed immediately that it was all artificial grass. This however isn’t a problem, it was clean, dry, and very low maintenance. At first, I felt a little deceived. After about three minutes I found that I loved it.

In early May, the weather was ideal.


Sparks Marina Lake Park where the water floods out of the ground at over 2 million gallons a day.  The city has to pump the water out of the lake, into the Truckee River constantly to keep the water from flooding the surrounding area.

Layout & Satellite Views

FoxRVTravel-Campsite Review: Sparks Marina RV Park Layout
FoxRVTravel-Campsite Review: Sparks Marina RV Park Layout
FoxRVTravel-Campsite Review: Sparks Marina RV Park Satellite View
FoxRVTravel-Campsite Review: Sparks Marina RV Park Satellite View

That is our campsite review of the Sparks Marina Campground. Here is our link to our interactive map. Campsite Reviews

1 thought on “Campsite Review: Sparks Marina Campground”

  1. All those gray square things to the right in the overhead pictures are roofs. When we first stayed there they were vacant lots. The lots are now filled with Condominiums.

    If you park on the east side of the park the condo window looks down onto your site. And likewise, if you sit outside you can look up onto their balconies and windows. Also, the condo parking area lights will light up your spot, and unless you draw dark blinds your trailer.

    We now request and west side site. Nice shade in summer, but chiller is the winter when afternoon sun would be nice.

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