Best Camping near Nipton, CA

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Join the fun near Nipton. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Nipton is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Nipton, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Nipton, CA (102)

    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    1.

    Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve

    20 Reviews
    102 Photos
    612 Saves
    Cima, California

    Mojave Cross Dispersed Camping in the Mojave National Preserve is a gem for those who crave a raw, unfiltered outdoor experience. This spot is all about simplicity and nature. You won't find any fancy amenities here—no water, no toilets, no electric hookups. But what you will find is a serene, wide-open space dotted with Joshua Trees and stunning rock formations.

    The area is accessible year-round, and it's free to camp here. You can set up your tent or park your vehicle in one of the few established sites. Just be aware that turning around with a trailer or larger rig can be tricky, so plan accordingly. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking, painting the sky in hues of red and orange, and the night sky is a stargazer's paradise, free from light pollution.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area is easy to find and offers a good mix of privacy and accessibility. Some have even spotted wildlife like tarantulas and coyotes, adding to the sense of adventure. The dirt roads are generally in good condition, and even low-clearance vehicles can navigate them without much trouble.

    One of the standout features is the sheer quietness of the place. It's perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Just remember to pack in and pack out, as there's no trash service. And if you're into photography, the landscape offers endless opportunities for capturing the beauty of the desert.

    So, if you're up for a bit of roughing it and want to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Mojave, this spot is definitely worth a visit. Just come prepared and respect the fragile environment.

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    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve

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    Hole in the Wall Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    24 Reviews
    88 Photos
    329 Saves
    Cima, California

    At 4,400 feet in elevation, Hole-in-the-Wall Campground is surrounded by sculptured volcanic rock walls and makes a great basecamp for hikers. Thirty-five campsites accommodate RVs and tents; two walk-in sites are also available. Maximum RV or trailer length is 30 Feet.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground

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    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground

    67 Reviews
    163 Photos
    241 Saves
    Blue Diamond, Nevada

    Overview

    Red Rock Canyon's standard, RV, and group campsites are located in the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, an approximate 20 mile drive from "The Las Vegas Strip." Visitors enjoy hiking, rock climbing, bike riding and scenic driving in this unique Mojave Desert environment. Note: If visitors would like to visit the scenic drive, they must have a separate timed entry reservation for each day they plan to enter the scenic drive. Reservations are required October 1 to May 31, 8am -5pm.__

    Recreation

    The Red Rock Scenic Drive & Visitor Center is located 3 miles from the campground. If visitors would like to visit the scenic drive, they must have a separate timed entry reservation for each day they plan to enter the scenic drive. Reservations are required October 1 to May 31, 8am -5pm. Red Spring/Calico Basin is located 2 miles from the campground and is a no fee area and does not require a reservation. Activities available are miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and road biking. Guided hikes and educational programs available on certain days at the Visitor___s Center.

    Facilities

    The Red Rock Scenic Drive & Visitor Center is located 3 miles from the campground. If visitors would like to visit the scenic drive, they must have a separate timed entry reservation for each day they plan to enter the scenic drive. Reservations are required October 1 to May 31, 8am -5pm. Red Spring/Calico Basin is located 2 miles from the campground and is a no fee area and does not require a reservation. Activities available are miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and road biking. Guided hikes and educational programs available on certain days at the Visitor___s Center.

    Natural Features

    Red Rock Canyon's unique geology with multicolored sandstone atop of gray limestone creates a unique environment with seasonal springs and waterfalls. There are many archeological sites of petroglyphs, pictographs, and agave pits in the Willow Springs Picnic Area. It's home to the threatened desert tortoise and many other desert animals. The campground is in a quiet bowl near some of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the country, providing privacy with limited shade.

    Nearby Attractions

    Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (10 minutes) Springs Preserve (20 minutes) Floyd Lamb Park (30 minutes) Desert National Wildlife Refuge (35 minutes) Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve (40 minutes) Mt Charleston/Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway (45 minutes) Hoover Dam (1 hour) Lake Mead National Recreation Area (1 hour) Valley of Fire (1 hour) Grand Canyon West (2.5 hours)

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations*: *cancellation becomes a "late cancellation" at 12:01 am EST on the day before arrival. ___ $10.00 fee if reservation is changed/cancelled earlier than the day before arrival. ___ $10.00 plus first night's camping fee is charged if reservation is cancelled the day before or the day of the arrival, except when the reservation is only for 1 night (in which case only the first night's camping fee is charged). No Shows: customer does not arrive and/or does not cancel reservation by check out time (11 :00am) the day after the scheduled arrival date. $20.00 service fee charged and forfeit the first night's user fee ___ If requested before the late cancellation window: NRRS will handle ___ If requested during the late cancellation window (day before arrival, or day of arrival): Customer will be charged first night's use fee, and refunded rest ___ If requested after arrival, during or after departure from site: recreation.gov processes and field office has to approve

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort

    4.

    Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort

    41 Reviews
    97 Photos
    247 Saves
    Henderson, Nevada

    Welcome to Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, a fantastic spot for RV travelers looking to enjoy the best of both worlds: the excitement of Las Vegas and the tranquility of a well-equipped campground. Nestled just 10 minutes from the Strip, this place offers a tropical vibe with palm trees and a resort-like atmosphere.

    The resort boasts a range of amenities that make it a top choice for many. You'll find a convenience store, bar, and cafe on-site, so you won't have to venture far for essentials or a good meal. The pool is a hit, especially for families with kids who need to cool off after a day of exploring. Clean restrooms and laundry facilities are scattered throughout the park, ensuring a comfortable stay.

    One of the standout features here is the security. With 24/7 surveillance, you can feel safe and secure during your visit. The park is also pet-friendly, though finding a good spot for your furry friends to stretch their legs might require a bit of creativity.

    For those looking to explore beyond the campground, the Vegas Strip is a short drive away, and Freemont Street is just a bit further. If you're in the mood for some local flavor, Bootleggers restaurant nearby serves up some amazing Italian food. And for your grocery needs, Smith's is conveniently close.

    While the park is large, with over 800 spots, the sites are a bit tight, so be prepared to get cozy with your neighbors. Despite this, the ease of backing in and the friendly staff make the check-in process smooth.

    In summary, Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort is a great base for your Vegas adventures, offering a blend of convenience, comfort, and a touch of tropical flair. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)

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    Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)

    48 Reviews
    183 Photos
    700 Saves
    Blue Diamond, Nevada

    A large part of the Spring Mountains is remote and undeveloped. Visitors can venture out and set up camp in these remote areas with just a little planning from the guidelines below

    The best known areas in the Spring Mountains include Mack's Canyon, Champion Road, and Lovell Canyon but those can get crowded in warm weather. Dispersed camping is NOT allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, picnic areas, or trailheads. Many people drive or hike out on Forest Service roads into the woods and find a clearing or a spot with a nice view or good shade. Do not drive on meadows to access your camping site. Drive on existing roads to prevent resource damage. Dispersed camping is allowed outside a one-mile perimeter away from campgrounds and 100 feet from any stream or spring. To prevent resource damage please keep your campsite within 150 feet from a roadway.

    How to Pick a Campsite If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that has been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites so using existing ones will minimize your impact in the forest. If there is no existing campsite, then follow these Leave No Trace guidelines.

    • Camp on bare soil if possible, to avoid damage or killing plants and grass.

    Do NOT camp within 100 feet of any water source, as plants near water are especially fragile.

    • Do not camp in the middle of a clearing or meadow; try to make your campsite less visible so that other visitors will see a "wild" setting
    • Do not try to level or dig trenches in the ground at your campsite. Pick a tent site that is already level with good drainage.

    Going to the Bathroom in the Woods Dispersed camping means no bathrooms and no outhouses. That means extra care has to be taken in disposing of human waste. To dispose of feces, dig a hole six (6) inches deep at least 100 feet away from any water source. When you are done, fill the hole with the dirt you dug up and take your toilet paper with you to dispose of in a proper waste container. A ziplock bag is helpful for this. Never defecate or leave toilet paper on top of the ground since it could easily get into the local water source and contaminate it.

    Treating Your Water We used to be able to take a cup and drink directly out of the sparkling creek, a rushing waterfall, or a clear, deep lake. There is NO safe water source anymore. With an increasing population and visitation to the Spring Mountains, water sources have been contaminated with invisible micro-organisms that can make people very ill and even kill them in some cases. Giardia is a common contamination that has been spread through improper toileting and wild animals to many water sources. It will cause diarrhea, cramping, and other physical problems. The only way to ensure that water from any undeveloped source is safe is to treat it. That means heating it until it comes to a rolling boil, using water purification tablets or a water purification filter. Water from faucets in developed recreation areas has been tested and treated and is safe to use without treating.

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    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed-jean/roach Dry Lakes
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed-jean/roach Dry Lakes
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed-jean/roach Dry Lakes
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed-jean/roach Dry Lakes
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    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed-jean/roach Dry Lakes

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    Dispersed-jean/roach Dry Lakes

    15 Reviews
    43 Photos
    113 Saves
    Jean, Nevada

    Jean Dry Lake provides hundreds of miles of trails to the casual and expert Off-highway vehicle enthusiast alike. At the center of the area is the area's namesake, Jean Dry Lake. Although the name implies that the lakebed is dry, it has the potential of flooding and holding water long after a rainfall. After substantial precipitation events, the lakebed can hold several inches to several feet of water. Travel on the lakebed after a precipitation events is not recommended. Outside of the dry lakebed, motorized vehicle use is limited to existing roads and trails.ADA Access: No accessibility

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    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve

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    Mid Hills Campground — Mojave National Preserve

    11 Reviews
    87 Photos
    147 Saves
    Cima, California

    The Hackberry Fire swept through the Mid Hills area in June 2005, burning much of the vegetation. About half of the 26 campsites were left unburned and remain surrounded by pinyon pine and juniper trees. At 5,600 feet in elevation, Mid Hills is much cooler than the desert floor below. The access road is unpaved and somewhat steep and is therefore not recommended for large motorhomes or trailers. Water is not available at this campground.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground

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    Willow Beach RV Park & Campground

    35 Reviews
    131 Photos
    316 Saves
    Willow Beach, Arizona

    Willow Beach RV Park is your full-service RV Park and tent campground located just 30 minutes from Boulder City and 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. With its unique location, the park offers scenic views of the Colorado River, Black Canyon, as well as the mountain and desert landscapes in the distance. Enjoy a variety of water activities on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, hike on the many trails in the recreation area, tour the Hoover Dam, or head to Las Vegas for some nightlife entertainment.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $35 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Knob Hill Primitive Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Knob Hill Primitive Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Knob Hill Primitive Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Knob Hill Primitive Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Knob Hill Primitive Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Knob Hill Primitive Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town

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    Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town

    37 Reviews
    81 Photos
    93 Saves
    Henderson, Nevada

    Guests of the Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town are just steps away from one of the largest Casino resorts on the Boulder Strip, Sam's Town Hotel and Casino. Whether you're looking for a winter community to call home or are a family visiting Las Vegas for a few days-we've got just the right mix of Vegas-style entertainment for you! Enjoy your favorite games in the 133,000 square-foot casino, or catch a flick on one of 18 screens at the in-house movie theater. Other amenities include a 56-lane bowling alley, indoor gardens and waterfall park and more! Dining options range from an award-winning steakhouse and casual dining options, including T.G.I. Fridays and quick bites at the food court. The RV park offers pull-thru, big-rig friendly sites some with patio's with and without furniture 40 to 70' long, Back in and Nose in sites between 30 and 45' long, some with patio's with and without furniture(full-hook-up 30 and 50-amp sites). The park is fully landscaped, offering shade trees, grass and several fenced off-leash pet areas. Campground amenities include two pools with hot tubs, one in each of our parks, laundry and shower facilities, cable and WiFi, and a communal BBQ area. Limited length Extended stay opportunities are available for RV's newer than 10 years please call 702-454-8055.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Nipton, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Nipton, CA offers a wide range of camping options, with 102 campgrounds and RV parks near Nipton, CA and 44 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Nipton, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Nipton, CA is Mojave Cross Dispersed — Mojave National Preserve with a 4.8-star rating from 20 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Nipton, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 44 free dispersed camping spots near Nipton, CA.

What parks are near Nipton, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 7 parks near Nipton, CA that allow camping, notably Mojave National Preserve and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.