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 16, 2022

"A great place to stay"

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We visited this area for a week in a 40' big rig fifth wheel. We practically had the whole place to ourselves! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets with views of the mountains and very quiet. There is a dirt road nearby that is used occasionally by locals, maybe 10 cars a day that pass through the area, some dog walkers, and one OHV. The road into the...
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Aug 16, 2022

"Closest BLM boondocking location to Las Vegas!"

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Overall, we enjoyed this location. However, there were a few things that bugged us a bit but not enough for us to never go back. We used this location for our first "shake down" trip and it set the expectations for us. Cell service for AT&T is a bit shotty (but we were far deep in) but enough to send text messages and make phone calls. Also,...
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"Good Experience—One Stop"

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We stopped here after spending five days at Sacramento Pass Dispersed. We needed propane, diesel, dump and fresh water. We could pull right up to the propane area to take our bottle off, they don’t fill motorhomes, tanks need to be removable. Then we pulled up to the large nozzle diesel pumps and then around the building to the dump and...
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17 reviews
Aug 15, 2022

"Who Knew Nevada had a Beautiful Glacier Canyon"

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We camped here for a week to enjoy some down time and to hike. The lower part of the canyon isn’t as pretty but that’s partly due to a major fire they had in 2018. There is a hike that leaves from the campground and you can drive to the end of the road and hike. Plus there are other trails in the canyon. Weekends are busy with locals! If you...
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Aug 15, 2022

"Quiet Campground "

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We camped here so we could drive up to Angel Lake and hike. The drive up to Angel Lake was not recommended by other users for large rigs, which we can confirm unless you knew you had a reserved site at Angel Lake to fit your rig. There were a couple of larger rigs up there, but to get there you will need to use the full road to maneuver around...
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