Pioche Conservation Camp

Pioche Conservation Camp is a minimum-security state prison for male inmates that is located in Pioche, Nevada. It has the capacity to house approximately 196 inmates in dormitory living, with the ability to expand to 238 inmates according to the needs of the Department of Corrections.

Established in 1980, the Pioche Conservation Camp (PCC) was the first Conservation Camp established by the Nevada Department of Corrections in rural Nevada. It provides Initial Attack Wildland Firefighting Crews operated by the Nevada Division of Forestry for Lincoln County and the state of Nevada. 

Along with community project crews, Emergency Crews have been dispatched to other Natural Disasters including the 1997 Floods in Carson City and 2003 in Caliente, Nevada. Crews from PCC also participated in the recovery efforts of the Space shuttle COLUMBIA in May 2003. 

In 2008, Emergency Crews responded twice to California wildfires (Chico and Grass Valley). Every year, fire crews are sent out statewide to render assistance with major fires.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Pioche Conservation Camp are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

General Rules

You must get approval from the Nevada Department of Corrections before visiting your inmate. All visitors are subject to search when you arrive at the facility, and you must present a photo ID before you are allowed to enter. A maximum of four approved visitors, per inmate, is allowed per visiting session (including children). 

Dress Code

The dress code at Pioche Conservation Camp is strictly enforced. Visitors are not allowed to wear clothing similar to inmate issue attire (i.e., blue denim shirts and/or pants). It is a requirement to wear sensible, conservative attire as interpreted by the Visitation Officer or Supervisor.  Ladies must wear undergarments (bras, panties, slip, etc.) at all times. 

The following is a list of clothing items that CANNOT be worn or brought into the facility. 


  • No plain white T-shirts  
  • No sleeveless tops or dresses  
  • Sleeves must extend two inches over the shoulder
  • No midriff shirts, must cover the beltline  
  • No low-cut tops or dresses  
  • No plunging necklines in the back or front of any garment  
  • No tops with a zipper the total length of the garment
  • No hooded jackets, shirts, or sweaters


  • No culottes or shorts
  • No leggings, jeggings, or spandex type clothing (allowances may be made for pregnant women)  
  • No extreme baggy pants, male, or female, as determined by visiting staff
  • No sweat pants, jogging pants, or track pants (Velour pants are allowed)
  • Skirts, dresses, and Capri pants are allowed:  Must cover the entire knee while sitting and standing. Mid-calf in length or four inches below the knee. 
  • Dresses must have sleeves that extend at least two inches over the shoulder 
  • No floor-length skirts or dresses  
  • No wrap around skirts or dresses  
  • No stretchy or tight fitting skirts or dresses of any fabric  
  • No slits longer than three inches in skirts or dresses  
  • No skirts, dresses, or pants with buttons or zippers the total length of the garment  


  • No bare feet (other than infants 0-12 months)  
  • All shoes/sandals must have a back or heel strap to secure the shoe/sandal to the foot 
  • No shoes with heels more than two inches high
  • No boots higher than mid-calf


  • No see-through clothing
  • Must not be able to see under garments
  • No clothing depicting any athletic sports team or activity
  • No gloves or scarves
  • No nursing or medical uniforms/scrubs
  • No tight fitting clothing
  • No hats, headbands, scarves, or bandanas 
  • Wigs, toupees, and hairpieces are allowed but are subject to search
  • Jewelry allowed: One ring per hand, one set of earrings, one watch, and one necklace of religious nature (medical bracelets are allowed)

Items Allowed In The Visiting Room

The only items you are allowed to bring into the visiting room are a photo ID, a maximum of $40 in quarters or dollar coins (in a clear bag), medical equipment (wheel chairs, canes, walkers), and oxygen items.

The following baby items are allowed if you bring an infant, and they must be in a clear bag:

  • Diapers  
  • One change of clothing for the infant  
  • NO Dry formula, formula MUST be mixed  
  • Bottles  
  • Wipes  
  • Clearly marked baby food in a sealed container 

Physical Address

Pioche Conservation Camp
1 Hardtimes Road
Pioche, Nevada 89043

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/xqa7ypS6AQiB2uF66

General Phone Number

​(775) 962-5125

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Pioche Conservation Camp
P.O. Box 509
Pioche, Nevada 89043

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Pioche Conservation Camp, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Nevada, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to inmates at the Pioche Conservation Camp by snail mail with a Lockbox Deposit Coupon (cashier's check or money order), online with a credit or debit card at the Access Corrections website, or by calling Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884.

Coupons for mail-in lockbox deposits must be either printed or obtained from the inmate. The inmate is responsible for sending coupons to persons wishing to send the inmate money.

Please make sure the money order is payable to “ACCESS SECURE DEPOSITS” and mail the deposit slip and money order to:

Secure Deposits - Nevada DOC
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

Mailing a money order is an extremely slow process. Because of increased counterfeit activity, funds from ALL money orders and cashier's checks received directly by NDOC will not be available to the inmate until fourteen calendar days after receipt. 

If you use the Access Corrections website or phone number, the money will get to the inmate’s account within 48 hours.

Programs For Inmates

Pioche Conservation Camp coordinates with the Nevada Division of Forestry in the training and operating Community Project and Wildland Firefighting Crews year round. Inmates can receive their GED or High School Diploma along with Anger Management and New Beginnings as other programs offered.

Other programs include:

  • Straight Ahead: Transition Skills for Recovery
  • High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • High School Diploma
  • Financial Literacy
  • ServeSafe
  • ServeSafe Manager
  • Firefighting Basic Training

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Careers at Pioche Conservation Camp

If you are interested in a career with the Nevada Department of Corrections and would like to work at the Pioche Conservation Camp, you can find out more information by clicking here.