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.

Learn more about free camping in Nevada.

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

Feb 21, 2024

""Trailer Park" more than an RV Park"

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The place is a sham! It is a “trailer park” more than an RV Park. This place was the only one we could find that had room for as we were arriving during the Super Bowl and Presidents day. It was suggested we try them by one of their competitors. It looked okay on their web site. The park was easy to find. Signage is adequate. Check in was...
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The Rollin Ollens
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Zephyr Cove, NV

Zephyr Cove Resort

Feb 17, 2024

"Good winter camping experience "

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Had a class B van and it was excellent. Paved. Full hookups in winter. Lots of pine trees throughout the park so it doesn’t feel like a parking lot. It is across the street from gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe.

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Feb 17, 2024

"OK for a Night, Possible Base Camp for Exploring Area"

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Not much has changed based on the 2021 - 2023 reviews posted here. Friendly staff "plus" online reservation option (that worked). No cable television which is still listed as a service on the web site. My OTA television was poor - - - but one's rig equipment is a big factor - - - My basic system could detect 8 channels, three of those COZI...
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52 reviews
Feb 17, 2024

"Second Visit in Four Years, Still Nice"

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For 2024 this NV State Park is on the new online reservation system. No longer FCFS. For 'drop-ins' staff does attach stay notices at each site . . . so you can cruise the CG for unreserved sites then drive back to the pay station to grab one. My daily rate was for NV non-resident with 120VAC service. Compared to 4 years ago Wi-Fi signal...
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Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas RV Resort

Feb 15, 2024

"Friendly Staff , Clean Facilities "

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Clean Facilities , always hot water available . There’s a gym & swimming pool . Washing machines & driers for 2,50$ . The only downside was that the WiFi partially working . 30min drive from The Strip .

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