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RV Park Review: Sparks Marina RV Park, Sparks, Nevada

Sparks Marina RV Park provides a beautiful setting near Legends and Sparks Marina Park  in Sparks, Nevada.
Sparks Marina RV Park provides a beautiful setting near Legends and Sparks Marina Park in Sparks, Nevada.
Rose Muenker

Sparks Marina RV Park


With Spark’s top recreational and shopping attractions less than a mile away and easy access to other highlights in the Reno and Sparks, Nev., region, pristine Sparks Marina RV Park is a great choice to spend a night or stay for many days.

Highlights: Attractive landscaping in a desert environment, cleanliness, and attentive maintenance makes this RV park shine. Paved roads, concrete pads, and AstroTurf sites keep desert dust away. The park is dog friendly and to maintain its immaculate grounds, it counts on dog-owners to honor its pet guidelines even when inconvenient. Amenities, such as a hot tub, seasonal pool and laundry facility with quality washers and dryers, add to its appeal. Its location provides easy access to a variety of attractions, stores, services and restaurants, many of which are within walking distance.

Travelers with big rigs take note: From Prevosts with tows to private semis pulling huge fifth-wheels, it accommodates large rigs and tows.

Location: Sparks Marina RV Resort is located at 1200 E. Lincoln Way in Sparks, Nevada, off Interstate 80 Exit 19 (McCarran Blvd.).


  • 204 level sites, including 122 pull-thru sites
  • Big rig friendly
  • Concrete pads
  • Paving
  • Full hookups with cable
  • Immaculate bathhouses with private shower rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Large laundry facility
  • Seasonal outdoor swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Clubhouse with large screen TV, lounge chairs, fireplace
  • Patio with barbecue grills
  • Dog friendly, with enforced pet guidelines
  • Three dog runs (primarily potty stations)
  • Shade trees and attractive landscaping
  • Picnic table and AstroTurf lawn at site

Area attractions: A half-mile walk leads to Sparks Marina Park, which has a two-mile path circling a lake, off-leash dog park with lake access, picnic areas, seasonal swimming beach, and boat rentals. Scheels Sporting Goods, located at nearby Legends shopping complex, is a destination in itself with a 65-foot Ferris Wheel, aquariums, sports simulators and much more to keep shoppers entertained. The mall also boasts more than 40 popular outlet stores and restaurants. Casinos, of course, are a major Reno attraction. The area also offers a variety of fun day trips, from Lake Tahoe’s mountain resort activities to Virginia City’s boardwalks and Old West heritage.

Basis of Rating: Sparks Marina RV Resort offers quality amenities and a pleasant setting in a well-managed, well-maintained RV park in a mid-size city. Its location near Interstate 80 and McCarran Blvd. provides easy access to attractions in and around Reno, Nevada.

How to get to Sparks Marina RV Resort, Sparks, Nevada, from Denver, Colorado

Take Interstate 25 north to Cheyenne, Wyo., Interstate 80 west to Sparks, Nev., take Exit 19 north on McCarran Blvd, go two blocks and turn right on E. Lincoln Way. Sparks Marina RV Park’s address is 1200 E. Lincoln Way.

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