Big Dune Dispersed

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Amargosa Valley, NV 89020
702-515-5000
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GPS: 36.6447, -116.6092

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 10
Elevation: 2485 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
AT&T 3G
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Camping my life a...
CO
26 Dodge Ram with Caribou Truck Camper
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Camping my life away.... would stay here again

“Its the desert”

Reviewed Apr 20, 2018

Overall Rating

great place to Camp right across from Area 51 dispersed camping throughout not sure how many sites but very visible easy access nice views ,no shade we came in March and weather was perfect and star gazing at night is amazing. closest town is 26 miles away and there is no grocery store or hardware store so come out here prepared if you plan on staying, easy access and good cell phone service "dry" camping at its finest! .....I only give the cleanliness a one-star review because well it's the desert everything's dirty!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
AT&T 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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John LV
Las Vegas, NV
38 Triton 3351
2017 Ford F350 SRW
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

John LV would stay here again

“Sand Dunes”

Reviewed Nov 21, 2017

Overall Rating

Big Dune is a five square mile giant mound of sand located in the Amorgosa Valley. It's a great area for ATVs and dune buggies.

The entrance road to Big Dune (also known as Amorgosa Sand Dunes) is easy to find from US95. There is a road sign 1 mile ahead of the turn from either direction, and another sign just at the turn itself.

After turning onto the dirt entrance road it is 4 miles to the dunes. The entrance road is wide and graded, but the are several washboarded sections. There are a few places to pull off along the road if you don't want to make the entire trek. Any size rig can travel this road.

There are multiple large, flat areas to set up camp once you reach the dunes. 36.645951, -116.603114 are the coordinates of the largest campsite located nearest to the dunes. There are also sites at 36.647473 -116.611319, 36.644435, -116.608095, and 36.641454, -116.608609 which are quieter with minimal OHV traffic.

This is dry camping with no services, but if you travel several miles south on 95 to the intersection of 95 and 373 you'll find a gas station/convenience store, a rest area with fresh water, and a small campground if you need to dump or want hookups for a while.

AT&T coverage was 4-5 bars without a booster. Data and voice connectivity was rock-solid during the day but was less consistent after dark.

Note: There are other campsites on the opposite side of Big Dune just off Valley View Road on the south side of the dunes. There are three turn-offs there, some better than others. I suggest checking them out with a 4X4 vehicle before committing since some are in bad shape.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • pull thru
Pets:
  • pets

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