Perched against the eastern foothills of the Virginia Range, Fernley NV is your full-service gateway to exploring Pyramid Lake, the Black Rock Desert, and beyond. Located just 30 minutes east of bustling Reno, at the crossroads of four classic Nevada road trips, Fernley also draws motorheads with its celebrated dirt racetrack and welcomes visitors with comfortable hotels and some satisfying mom-and-pop restaurants.
Fernley has grown way up from its days as just a farming town near the picturesque Truckee River. Today’s Fernley NV is the fastest-growing small town in Nevada—thanks in part to its new tech giant neighbors—and offers plenty of services for road trippers, especially those venturing north to fish and camp at Pyramid Lake, head “home” to Burning Man, or get wild in the majestic Black Rock Desert beyond. Back in town, thousands of thrill-seekers flock to the Fernley 95A Speedway for some of the most raucous dirt track racing in the state at numerous packed events throughout the year. (Travel Nevada 2023)