Well folks it's been almost 4 years since fire ravaged Lamoille Canyon and Camp Lamoille which suffered the loss of 10 of the 16 buildings including the historic lodge and 6 A-frame cabins along with much of the greenery around the camp.

Since that time, Elko Lions Club has continued to be overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from our community and friends of Camp Lamoille.  Offers of help and donations have been greatly appreciated.  To date we have raised just over $500,000, while reinvesting almost $400,000 in the rebuilding and recovery of the camp.  We are still fundraising and there is still a lot left to do. The pandemic slowed our progress but not our spirit and commitment.

So here is where we are in the monumental task of rebuilding Camp Lamoille.  All of the following have been completed or near completion: 

New underground power and water infrastructure installed and operational

12 RV sites within the group camping area with power and water hook-ups.

Restroom/shower house remodeled with all new plumbing and fixtures as well as a new metal roof   

Elko Lions pavilion is nearly complete and open for use.  It still needs lighting and a handicap ramp

We are currently working on a solar power solution to provide electricity to the entire camp.  Won’t it be nice to enjoy the splendor of the camp and the canyon without listening to the drone of a generator.

These projects are under development or in the planning stages:

4 rustic camping cabins and 2 bunkhouse cabins to replace the 6 a-frames that were lost in the fire

Kitchen/Dining hall with area for 80+ and restrooms

A large gravel parking area                                                                                    

Also 20 to 25, Tent/RV dry camp sites that will be available to rent on an individual basis apart from the main camp.

Please watch for updates on this page and our Facebook page, we look forward to hosting you again soon in the beautiful Ruby Mountains.

Those who are interested in donating your labor or materials to help in our rebuilding efforts can contact us in the following ways:

Chuck Stout:775.397.4006,  Teri Gage:775.934.9824, 

Jim Macpherson:775.934.3698


At this time we have the following ways to make cash donations: 

in person at Elko Federal Credit Union - Lions Club Camp Lamoille

or mail a check to: Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund  

c/o Eide Bailly- 975 5th St. Elko, NV 89801

And :

The Community Foundation of Elko County, in partnership with the Elko Host Lions Club, has established The Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund. Funds donated to the Community Foundation are tax deductible. You can mail checks to this fund at: Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund: CFWN, 50 Washington Street, Suite 300, Reno NV 89503.  Please make sure to reference Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund.  You can also donate online at:

Thank you so much for your commitment to help our Lions Club Rebuild Camp Lamoille

"From The Ashes, We Will Rebuild" 





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