Google Maps: Reno Area Shooting Spots

ravir01

Guest
#61
Are the places behind the old truck inn still accessible? Especially since the Terribles gas station/casino is now open?
 
#63
Yes, you can still get out behind the old truck inn. You just have to navigate around all the junk that is left out there. I don't know what the big attraction is to shoot at glass bottles is. Seems like the wildlife out there has a hard enough time surviving already but I guess that's just me.
 

RyansDaddy

Fernley Shooter
#64
I have stopped shooting in the placed that are accessible by car and I just shoot down in the lake bed now. The 3 popular spots closest to town are thick with glass and TV's.
 

Cirdan

Very Active Member
#65
Thanks for the reply. I am refering to the 2 locations near the top of Spooner Pass, Hwy 50.
I hiked in to the first one last Sunday, roughly 1/2 mile in. Wasn't sure how good the road is. My vehicle is AWD, but not an off-roader. Answer is you can get to it pretty easy by car, just a few spots to be careful of. There's an upper level just off the road, and a lower level down 100'. Don't try to drive down to the lower level.

My concern is, on the map that's shown as State Parks land (attached to Spooner). Since you're not supposed to shoot in a State Park, I'm wondering if I would get into trouble. There were a few shotgun cartridges around, and pieces of clay targets, but it didn't show a lot of use.

I walked partway down to the second location (supposedly 2.5 miles in). Looks like the road deteriorates as you go further. Wouldn't try it without an off-roader or ATV. Someone was down that way, I found a 7.65 case in the roadway.
 

ravir01

Guest
#67
The new Terrible's gas station/casino is located where the Truck Inn used to be, except where the Truck Inn was on the West side of the entry road, the Terrible's is on the East side of the entry road
 
#68
So where exactly is left to shoot east of Sparks that is before Fernley?

As well, I don't know why you are recommending the lake bed north of Fernley, according to a cursory glance of the Big BLM map of 2003 that is a mix of Public/Private parcels and is dangerously close to Indian lands.
 
#69
Nowhere worth putting out public ally because people have found it and started trashing it in the first weekend of Derby's closure.
 
#70
Well then what is the point of this thread at this point? We might as well have a thread of places where it is not acceptable to shoot within Washoe and Storey County but where it may seem alright to do so.
 

RyansDaddy

Fernley Shooter
#71
So where exactly is left to shoot east of Sparks that is before Fernley?

As well, I don't know why you are recommending the lake bed north of Fernley, according to a cursory glance of the Big BLM map of 2003 that is a mix of Public/Private parcels and is dangerously close to Indian lands.
I am not sure what you consider dangerously close to Indian land, the reservation boundary are 3 miles away from the dry lake bed. That entire area where people shoot in is the town of Fernley's incorporated lands.

Don't get me wrong we are very cool with not having all the people who dumped all over Derby dam dumping here. But if you look at the map there are still places in Stead and Red Rock to shoot. There are 2 places you can see from the Cabela's parking lot I have been to. I am not a big fan of them though. Its not like places to shoot are real hard to find in a State that is 85% BLM controlled.

The canyon right off of vista is open again but that's only because someone busted the gate. It violates the Washoe county rules for safe shooting also so I don't encourage shooting there.

I have been shooting long range in the dry lake bed since 2009 with no issues, I have had Lyon County Sheriffs called out there for mounds of dumped trapping carcasses and they have never said not to shoot there.
 

snoopycomputer

Guest
#72
BLM GEOCOMMUNICATOR INTERACTIVE MAP:
http://www.geocommunicator.gov/blmMap/Map.jsp?MAP=GA

__On the right hand menu, check the box "Surface Management Agency" to see BLM land highlighted.

__At the bottom legend, click the icon "Aerial" to see satellite imagery that matches imagery on Google Maps. Google Maps can get you street view, linked photos offroaders have taken, and driving directions.

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WASHOE COUNTY SHERIFF'S INTERACTIVE CONGESTED AREA MAP:
http://wcgisweb.washoecounty.us/CongestedAreas/

__At top of map, select dropdown "BASEMAPS" and select photo for satellite imagery.
__You can drag the sides of the map that meet the left and right menus to make the map larger.

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Between these two and Google maps, you can know who has authority of it, if it's within the congested area, how to get there, and how to share the location with others.
Hopefully these can be a resource to help you plan your scout mission, execute it, and report back here with pics and video.
 
#74
I am not sure what you consider dangerously close to Indian land, the reservation boundary are 3 miles away from the dry lake bed. That entire area where people shoot in is the town of Fernley's incorporated lands.

Don't get me wrong we are very cool with not having all the people who dumped all over Derby dam dumping here. But if you look at the map there are still places in Stead and Red Rock to shoot. There are 2 places you can see from the Cabela's parking lot I have been to. I am not a big fan of them though. Its not like places to shoot are real hard to find in a State that is 85% BLM controlled.

The canyon right off of vista is open again but that's only because someone busted the gate. It violates the Washoe county rules for safe shooting also so I don't encourage shooting there.

I have been shooting long range in the dry lake bed since 2009 with no issues, I have had Lyon County Sheriffs called out there for mounds of dumped trapping carcasses and they have never said not to shoot there.
I'm just saying to be careful. It looks like the entire site has messy ownership and most of the developed roads are on someone else's land other than the BLM.

This is not excusing the fact that the Indian reservation is not as far as 3 Miles depending on where you shoot.

As it stands it looks like the lake bed is just waiting for a land swap before it is off limits or the owner of the lands in the checkerboard decides to wise up and close access.
 

Cirdan

Very Active Member
#77
Anyone know of a good place up by the lake (Stateline)?

I'm getting tired of driving 75 miles round trip to the Carson Range.

PM me if you don't want to post everywhere.
 

Drumguy

The groove bringer...
#78
Question

Does anyone actually shoot out past the baseball fields by Wingfield Springs in Sparks? I was out there the other day and maybe I didn't go far enough but I saw a couple guys picking up trash and jogging...I did see some shotgun shells but I didn't feel comfortable shooting so I was just wondering if anyone has...Thanks in advance!:001_smile:
 

jfrey123

I aim to misbehave...
Staff member
Moderator
Forum Supporter
#79
I haven't shot out there in awhile, but I've participated in an organized tactical class as well as a machine gun shoot about 5 miles out in the hills. Pretty nice area if you've got some ground clearance.

Those ball fields are surrounded by foothills, and I personally have no problem with someone shooting around them if they're respectful of their muzzle direction and maintain the 5,000 ft rule for rifles and handguns.
 

nvsteve

Very Active Member
#80
Does anyone actually shoot out past the baseball fields by Wingfield Springs in Sparks? I was out there the other day and maybe I didn't go far enough but I saw a couple guys picking up trash and jogging...I did see some shotgun shells but I didn't feel comfortable shooting so I was just wondering if anyone has...Thanks in advance!:001_smile:
I live about 5 minutes from Golden Eagle. When you turn off onto the dirt road there is a sign saying no shooting. A little further up another sign gives the distances for shooting.
I go there fairly often. Go the required distance and make sure you're shooting against a back drop, i.e. not in the direction someone may be coming from.
This time of year it's a good idea to have a fire extinguisher with you.