Best Camping in Nevada

Camping in Nevada

Whether you prefer boondocking or RV resorts, there is an abundance of camping options in Nevada. Here are some of the highlights within the Sagebrush State.

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Nevada State Parks

Nevada has twenty-three state parks throughout the state. Some of the more popular destinations include:

Cathedral Gorge State Park - A popular state park is Cathedral Gorge State Park (known for the seemingly endless slot canyons). Bring your camera because you are sure to capture some amazing images! The campground has 22 campsites that are first-come, first-serve.

Valley of Fire State Park - This state park boasts vibrant red Aztec geological formations and miles of unique trails. You can have your choice of 72 campsites (spread across two campgrounds). You’ll have access to drinking water, restrooms, shaded picnic tables, and grills.

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park - Want to see a ghost town? The Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is built around a ghost town - including the original cemetery! There are 14 campsites - most suitable for RVs up to 25 feet. Other amenities include fire-rings, BBQ grills, drinking water, and covered picnic tables

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Nevada National Parks

There are four national parks within the state boundaries. These include:

Nevada RV Parks

There are over a hundred private RV parks located across the state. Because of the high temperatures and dry climate, campers may prefer sites that offer full hookups and additional amenities such as shaded spots or even swimming pools.

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Nevada National Forests

Dispersed camping is at no-cost within the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest. Here, free “walk-in” or dispersed camping is allowed at multiple locations.

Free Camping in Nevada

The vast amount of public land in Nevada offers excellent boondocking and dispersed camping opportunities. 67% of the state, amounting to over 40 million acres, is designated as public lands. Here, you can also enjoy fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities.

Campers should be aware of restrictions (at least 100 feet from all water sources) and be prepared to leave no trace.

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Where to Camp Near Las Vegas

When you are ready to trade neon lights for starry nights, choose a tent or RV campground at Lake Mead National Recreation Area - approximately 20 miles from the Las Vegas strip! The recreation area is built around Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir. There are over 700 miles of shoreline, perfect for enjoying the beach or venturing into the water.


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Recent Nevada Campground Reviews

Aug 01, 2021


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Although dated it’s very clean and well maintained. Security presence is noticeable. Shuttle bus to casino is very handy. Office workers very helpful. Love to stay here

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Billie Dofelmier
3 reviews
Boulder City, NV

Las Vegas Bay Campground

Aug 01, 2021

"First come First serve"

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Nice place. Wish it would have hookups. We stayed in late May and it was too hot then. I can just imagine during the summer without Air condition.

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Karen Schieferecke
9 reviews
Aug 01, 2021

"In and Out"

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Brand new site with very wide pump island too. $10 to use or free with fuel purchase. Go inside and pay and ask for the key. Water spigot nearby too.

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Marc Belanger
13 reviews
Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas RV Resort

Jul 31, 2021

"Clean and secure"

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We stayed two nights in a pull thru full hookup site. The park is very large with all pavement and gravel. It is in the city so not unexpected. The location is fairly close to downtown and near a casino Sams Town. We ubered into the strip. The park is well kept clean and has security. The staff were very friendly and helpful. No grass anywhere...
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Linda Don
4 reviews
Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas RV Resort

Jul 31, 2021

"Clean and Secure"

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We stayed in a full hookup pull thru site. It’s a large park fully paved and gravel paths. It was convenient to downtown or a close by casino Sams Town. The bathrooms were clean and the park well kept. As in other reviews it was not well suited for our dog. They do have gravel fenced in dog yards but no grass anywhere. With temps over 100 the...
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Linda Don
3 reviews