We've stayed in the Elko area for a couple of weeks and stayed a little east of town at Welcome Station, in Wells, NV. It may be to far for you but it's a Passport park, very reasonable and extremely friendly owners, a campfire every night and deserts included some evenings. Every day he gave us a routine of things to do and see.
We also camped in the Ruby Mountains.
I suspect it's too far out for you but was a fun place and really let us see the area.
THere's a Basque restaurant in Elko, worth going to but be careful what you order the portions are huge, the salad is a bowl for a family of four and so is the soup.
Norm and Ginny
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