Tonopah Conservation Camp

Tonopah Conservation Camp is a minimum-security state prison for male inmates that is located in Tonopah, Nevada. It can house approximately 152 inmates.

The Tonopah Conservation Camp opened its doors in January 1991, as a female facility. It's located approximately 12 miles northeast of the historic mining town of Tonopah, Nevada. TCC was converted to an all male facility in September 1991. TCC is currently a camp dedicated to fire suppression with guidance from Nevada Division of Forestry.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Tonopah Conservation Camp are on Sundays from 8:15 am to 11:45 am. If you have any questions about visiting your inmate at TCC, please call (775) 482-6700 and ask for visiting.

General Rules

Before visiting your inmate, you must first get approval from the Nevada Department of Corrections. All visitors are subject to a search when they arrive at the facility, and you must present a photo ID before you are allowed to enter. 

Each inmate is allowed a maximum of four approved visitors per visiting session (including children). 

Dress Code

The dress code at Tonopah Conservation Camp is strictly enforced. Visitors are not allowed to wear clothing similar to inmate clothing (i.e., blue denim shirts and/or pants). It is a Nevada DOC 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. 

Visitors are not allowed to wear plain white T-shirts, sleeveless tops or dresses, midriff shirts, low cut tops or dresses, plunging necklines, or tops with a zipper the total length of the garment. 

Hooded jackets, shirts, or sweaters are not allowed.

Visitors can’t wear culottes or shorts, leggings or spandex, extreme baggy pants, or sweat pants. The Nevada DOC does allow skirts, but they must cover the entire knee while sitting and standing. Dresses must be at least mid-calf in length, and capri pants must be at least four inches below the knee.

Floor-length dresses and wrap around skirts and dresses are not allowed. Stretchy or tight-fitting fabric is prohibited, and slits in skirts and dresses must be no longer than three inches.


  • 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  
  • Formula (not dry, MUST be mixed)
  • Bottles  
  • Wipes  
  • Clearly marked baby food in a sealed container 

Physical Address

Tonopah Conservation Camp
HC 76
Box 8045
Tonopah, Nevada 89049

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General Phone Number

​​​​​​​(775) 482-6700

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Tonopah Conservation Camp
HC 76
Box 8045
Tonopah, Nevada 89049

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Tonopah 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

The three options you have when it comes to sending money to an inmate at Tonopah Conservation Camp are: money 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

Be aware that 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 the Nevada Department of Corrections 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 much faster.

Programs For Inmates

The majority of the inmates at TCC work for the Nevada Division of Forestry and are assigned to twelve-man fire crews. Inmates fight wildfires and do multiple community assignments throughout the area. Inmates at TCC can prepare for the General Education Development (GED) test or earn their High School Diplomas.

  • High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • High School Diploma
  • Firefighting Basic Training

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Careers at Tonopah Conservation Camp

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