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Leave the glitz and glam of the Las Vegas Strip behind and come camping in Nevada. Explore the petroglyphs and ancient cultures at the Valley of Fire State Park or relax in the high alpine along the eastern shores of Lake Tahoe. With over 80% of the state dedicated as public lands, there’s an adventure for everyone.

For some of the best camping in Nevada, head to Pyramid Lake. Located just 40 miles outside of Reno, the lake offers a variety of camping and recreation options. Keep in mind that the lake is located on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's Reservation. In order to camp here, you’ll need to obtain a permit first. Enjoy dispersed camping along the water’s edge. Don’t forget to bring your boat, SUP or kayak and cool off in the lake, be sure to check out the Pyramid Rock island and see how this awesome spot got its name.

The Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada’s largest state park, contains over 40,000 acres of stunning red rock formations peppered with ancient ruins and native artifacts left behind by the Ancient Puebloan People. Admire petroglyphs, climb the red rocks and uncover another world in this Mars-like landscape. Due to the sweltering summer temps, the Valley of Fire State Park offers perfect place for winter camping in Nevada.

Looking to climb a mountain? Consider hiking to the top of Mount Rose in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Although this area is quite popular and crowded during the summer months, it’s well-worth a trip to this sapphire, high-alpine oasis. Various camping options are available.

Located just outside of Las Vegas, Lake Mead is one of Nevada’s premier outdoor recreation areas. If you’re tired of the crowds, consider hiking up Black Mountain. This lesser-known trail can be done in a day and there is plenty of camping at nearby Lake Mead.

If you’re a national park lover, you’ve got to check out the quiet scenery at the Great Basin National Park. Dramatic mountain ridges meet sagebrush valleys at this little-visited park. Plenty of wildlife and excellent camp spots await you. With so many lakes, deserts and mountains, there are endless possibilities for Nevada camping. No matter where you choose to go in this great state, The Dyrt is here to help you find the perfect perch to pitch a tent.

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Nice clean campground to bad it doesn't have a better water access

Awesome parking spaces roads are wide easy to maneuver with even a big Class A bathrooms are clean dog friendly and the host is really a nice person.

Nice stay

I was here on a business at the casino next door Staff was friendly especially mike. Campground was very clean except the cigarette butts around my space 210. This was my second time staying here and I wasn’t disappointed. Great stay

Nice free campground where they are sparse

It is about 5 miles south of Winnemucca in a canyon with camping on both sides of the gravel road. The road is in great condition. Campsites are simple: picnic table and fire pit. Ours was along the stream and across from the vault toilet and dumpster. We were there mid week in mid October and it was quiet after day use people left. We had some smaller colorful boulders at our site. The stream was soothing and the aspens/willows were colorful. All amenities in Winnemucca.

I accidentally chose yes for sanitary dump. This is wrong.

Too many things to do in one trip!

This RV park has everything! The spaces are large and mostly pull-through. There is lots of shade, which is very important in Las Vegas. There are two nice swimming pools with hot tubs, a bowling alley, a casino (which by the way is much friendlier than down on the strip and cleaner too). There is a dog park and an 18 screen movie theater (first rate movies for $5). There is a TGIFridays and several other good restaurants in the casino. The shuttle bus is large, air conditioned and comfortable and you don't have to worry about parking and paying the high fees to do so.

On a side note, we went without our RV last year and stayed in the casino hotel. We had a beautiful room and paid well under $100. a night (in fact less than $50. a night).

We have not stayed in a nicer campground anywhere!

Pull Thru And Unwind

I don't drive an RV but I have moved around a larger rig before so I know that sometimes being able to get into a site is half the battle. With this park they keep that in mind and have all pull thru sites to make the journey into camp easier and your unwinding begin a bit more quickly.

I checked this site out when in Vegas and compared it to many other RV sites. While living there I often had friends who would ask about where they could come to town when vacationing in RVs but then be able to get out and do things. My best suggestion to them was find a park then take an Uber or Lyft to the strip or Fremont for the action. Keeping your home on wheels at a peaceful location allows you to rest better at night so finding a place like this is key to a great trip to Vegas within staying in a hotel or casino.

The staff here is very friendly. Since I was only going to check out the facility they offered to take me around and show me the location and told me plenty about the park and amenities. There is a special interest put on security of campers and the property is gated. They offer high speed internet and cable at each of the sites and they focus on your experience by having both a pool and fitness facility.

But they also are friendly to your pets. I think that was one of the most interesting things to me, the lady mentioned that a lot of people travel with their furry family so they wanted to accommodate them not just with their own dog run facility but also with a wash station so if it happens to be muddy they can be washed with warm water. That was pretty cool to me. All in all I really liked this place and ended up recommending it several times.

TIPS:

  • If you are going to be at this location you can get both nightly and weekly rates. There are many snowbirds which choose this location as their home away from home. Prices are nightly starting at $35.

  • If you are an avid golfer they have not only a putting green for you to practice but also a driving range at this location.

High desert lake experience

So the desert is the desert, finding a lake there is pretty special. Yes, it looks barren, but it attracts tons of birds and the water sports and fishing are fun. Sunsets are out of this world. This campground is a much nicer experience than the RV park as long as you are prepared to car/tent camp. Bring the boat/water toys.

Great way to check out Pyramid lake

This is a nice jumping off point for checking out the pyramid lake area. Beautiful high desert lake. Note that this is primarily an RV park and that if you are okay camping rough, there is a better campground just north of this place.

Level Of Decency Depends On Your Location

Let me just start off by saying, this casino itself has mixed reviews. Never has it been one of the most popular or known for the highest level of security, but on the flip side it isn't poorly patrolled and there isn't a lot of violence or homelessness that floats through the parking lot regularly. But again there are a lot of mixed reviews, maybe it is just a casino thing.

With that being said, depending on where you are located at this spot you might have a peaceful night or you might be irritated by the sound of cars and the parking garage. The placement of this parking area is not terrible for getting in and out, though the spaces seem a bit narrow and I can't imagine people with a lot of slide outs being comfortable moving around their rig.

When I stayed in Vegas I came to check it out and it just seemed like of all the locations in Vegas this one was better than some but less great than others. You do have access to all the amenities of the casino itself when staying here, that is a nice addition to your stay, however some of those amenities are outdated.

I see this more as a place where retirees go to enjoy things than younger people so if you are wanting something a bit more lively in way of an updated pool or booming bar experience it isn't here. If you are wanting something more to focus on relaxing in the casino itself and playing games then it might work better.

The Place You Need To Live During Fall & Winter

I stayed in Vegas for several months and found this to be one of my homes away from home. Sure I was close but I also wanted to get out of the house and camp where the weather was nice. During fall and winter this place is great, even into early spring (although rain can get you from time to time then). I visited with my friends constantly and hiked many of the trails.

I loved the camping spaces out here because they opened right up into the park itself and you could literally hike from there to an adventure or drive into the main entrance and find something deeper into the park.

While those are the pros, with that also come a few cons. Coyotes are very predominant in this area so you will want to make sure if you travel with pets they are not left unattended and you will also want to make sure you put food away.

Snakes, during fall and winter these are not bad because they are not out and about, but come spring they start to resurface. These aren't your nice little garden snakes either these are the really scary bad ones.

Spiders! yep they have all the scary things out here and they are the spiders which create webs that look more like they are taking over a tree. Again this begins in late spring so that is when my hiking always stopped.

During the right time of year this place is a goldmine of opportunity!!!

beautiful campground

This campground was one of the nicest I've come across. It's right on the California-nevada state line near Lake Tahoe. In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful places in the US. A lot of the campsites have a view of the lake. They have sites for tents and RVs. The bathrooms are nice and there's fresh drinking water. There are some public grills to use. Really nice amenities at this place.

I personally just love lake Tahoe. Amazing hiking around the lake. Mount Tallac is a killer but gorgeous hike. Go stand on the line between Nevada and California like I did! In the winter this place is awesome too, because the ski resort has some great runs.

Hemenway Harbor

Technically, there is no "campground" here at Hemenway Harbor, but you can camp overnight along the shoreline, within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Primitive camping in areas accessible only by boat is allowed in all areas except for those marked with "no camping" signs. There is a full service marina & store for all your needs. Cell service too!

Boulder Campground Lake Mead RV Village

For camping at Lake Mead, this is as good as it gets! Full hook-up sites with concrete slabs, picnic table, views of Lake Mead, and cell service too! There are also manufactured/mobile homes with full-time residency, but the residents are very quiet and welcoming to visitors. Lots to do in the area with biking/hiking trails and scenic overlooks in the near vicinity.

Las Vegas Bay Campground at Lake Mead Nat'l Recreation Area

The best parts of this campground is that there is cell service, restrooms, and an RV dump station. It's a very dry and sad campground, with no view of the lake as it has receded too far with the low lake levels. It used to be a convenient place to camp close to the Las Vegas Bay Marina. The marina is now closed to docking, but there is dry storage for watercraft. There are also day use facilities: Shaded picnic areas and public restroom. For a campground that doesn't remind you of a ghost town, try Boulder Beach Campground, just south of here.

Beautiful tent camping site from BLM

I happened upon this campground by accident and so happy about it. There is a sign warning that the grounds are not suitable for RV or trailers so it's perfect for tent campers wanting to get away from that. The campground is set just off the highway leading to Spring Valley State Park. It is a small campground but is surrounded by untouched natural beauty. All of the sites have picnic tables (not covered), fire pits and grills for cooking. The sites are pretty good sized and set far enough away from each other to give plenty of privacy. There are tent pads at some sites but all sites seemed level and spacious. There's easy access to the bathrooms. Bring in your water as there is no access.

Must check this out for fall camping

As with many of the other NV state parks, this campground offers covered picnic tables, flushable toilets and free showers. There are fire rings and grills for cooking at each site. The sites are good size for tent camping and most have tent pads that are level. The abundance of trees gives each site plenty of privacy although there were only 4 other campers there when we visited. There is easy access to the bathroom and the rservoir is only a short walk away.

Beautiful for fall camping

As with many of the other NV state parks, this campground offers covered picnic tables, flushable toilets and free showers. There are fire rings and grills for cooking at each site. The sites are good size for tent camping and most have tent pads that are level. The abundance of trees gives each site plenty of privacy although there were only 4 other campers there when we visited. There is easy access to the bathroom and the rservoir is only a short walk away.

Small sites but the park is amazing

This campground has super small sites that are close together and offer little to no "camp privacy". I would say that this is more of an RV/trailer friendly campground than tent-friendly. There are tent pads at a couple of the sites. Each site offers fire rings, grills and covered picnic tables. There is flushable toilets and free showers available which is super nice.

The more we explored this park, the more awesome things we found. Close to the day use area, there is a horseshoe pit and a very nice volleyball court. There are a couple short hikes super close to the campground also, that offer beautiful views of the fall foliage. I highly suggest visiting this in the Fall as the colors were amazing.

Small, busy campground surrounded by beautiful landscapes

This campground is super busy in the fall. We arrived at approx 3 pm and there were only 3 sites available. Within the next 20 minutes, the entire campground was full. The next day, as people left, people filled the spots. The sites are really small and close together. There are fire rings at every site, but grills at about half of them. Our site didn't have a grill, but we managed ok. The awesome thing about this campground is that there are electric hookups at every site, which was very convenient for charging the phone, iPad and charge box! Wifi is available for a small fee which was awesome also! The bathrooms were very clean and heated, and even had a free shower!

The nature hike to the slit canyons was super short and the kids loved exploring the caves!

Family friendly

Very pleased with the accommodation and everything availableo

Beautiful scenery and fantastic fishing

This campground is surrounded by natural beauty. Snow capped mountains hang in the distance. The site is super clean and has flushable toilets and a non-fee shower. There are trails from camp to the water. Make sure to bring your fishing poles because chances are you will catch a good-sized trout. There is a daily limit of 1 fish, but this reservoir is known for trophy-sized bass and trout so that's all you need. Temps dropped to the mid-teens so be prepared if tent camping. There are horseshoe pits available and there is also an ADA compliant site also.

Very nice campground close to strip but not on it.

Nice resort sites, spaced nice for a resort. The 2 swimming pools are great.

LOVE IT! Best on the Strip

Home away from home. Great employees and security around the clock. Cleanest restrooms ever.

Nice if you want to be on the north end of the strip

Its all paved and very warm in the summer. Full access to circus circus ( if you want it 🤮)

Beautiful view

Love being close to the lake, but beach is far. No utv riding and boat launches are in need of repair.

Free Camping Desert Style

This was a great campground for free! Stayed here one night. About 10 tent spots and there were more for rvs. Each had a picnic table and grill. Pit toilet close by and great views!

Close to town of ELY and very affordable, nice & helpful owners.

It is right along US-93 N. We stayed 13 weeks in February--May 2018 (spouse is a Travel Nurse) They offer long term stays as well as daily travelers stopping for the evening. I believe the daily rate was around $35.00 and the monthly rate was $300. + electric. They have full hookups and also have a shower house with laundry & propane fill ups. Staff is very nice & helpfull. Best place to eat RACKSBar and Grill there is a nice grocery store Ridleys. Las Vegas is 4 hours south and UTAH boarder is close. BEST Coffee Espresso is Flower Basket & Espresso Depot

Best views

Great area to bring the family also has the best views of the lake

Dry Camping Near A Signature Piece Of Las Vegas Art

Just a short way outside of Las Vegas stands an area known for a very unique and signature piece of art "Seven Magic Mountains" just off I-15 toward California a small turn off leads to a huge piece of wonder at this site. People come from miles around to see it, but those real die hard also come here to camp in the wilderness surrounding the wonder itself. It has become an ATV an off road haven, a place to test your ability to camp fully removed from comfort and a nice way to change the pace of what people typically think of as coming to Las Vegas.

Its blistering hot during summer, spring sees an influx of snakes as the cool weather transitions and there are no creature comforts to rely on when camping here. But for those wanting an adventure, the is one of the best.

There is a large section of land to choose from when coming here and it is pretty much all fair game as it is a part of the BLM. You can drive in or hike depending on your desires however I wouldn't recommend a RV in many of the areas which get a little rough. Near the lake bed itself s a good place to do some off road vehicle camping or bringing a tent. This ares is known and you have probably seen it in more than a few fashion photo shoots you have seen because of its terrain. This is iconically a dry lake with large cracks in the soil and shifting small gravel strewn about. It is mostly hard packed and even. Ironically if there is a chance of rains however this is also the only area really prone to flash flooding so make sure to check the weather before an adventure here.

I found on my visit that the wind here was quite gusty as there is no break from the winds in way of taller standing vegetations. I went in late April and noted that there were several reports of Rattlesnakes in the area which start around this time so that was a major concern and I was much more cautious.

This is one of the few dispersed campgrounds I have visited in the Vegas area where I still had cell signal with AT&T, it wasn't great but at least I was able to reach out if needed in case of emergency unlike other sites in the area.

TIPS:

  • Check the weather before coming here for both winds and rain. if you are going to experience rain make your selection of site wisely a bit further away from the "lake"

  • Stay on "roads" with your RV, some of the are, despite being hard packed also has a quick transition to a shifting sand, unless you are equipped for off roading try to avoid these areas.

Resort Style RV Stay Just Off Strip

For those traveling to Vegas in an RV it sometimes might be a bit difficult to find something which offers the glitz of Vegas with the space of an RV Park. This site offers both to those wanting a quick jump into all the action, deluxe accommodations and views and sensibility for their travel style.

I visited this park when staying in Las Vegas to see what I could expect if returning as a mere traveler instead of resident. They do offer daily and monthly rates which was different than many of the RV areas which offer only nightly pass through accommodations. Depending on the size of your rig prices vary as well as day of the week or holiday. From $47 to $84. I noticed that the sites I liked most were closer to the pool but also were a bit more costly. Those seemed to have the advantage of being closer to the action but with that also game some negative in that sometimes people tramp through your site on the way to the action.

This park has a monthly event calendar much like a resort so you always have something going on, a huge plus in the city that never sleeps. They also offer promos to those staying who want to venture toward the strip in way of discounts provided by the resort to shows, shuttles and such.

The pool rivals the pools on the strip with beauty and comfort and is divided into an adult and family style pool for those wanting to enjoy a day out with or without children.

All in all for the feel of Vegas I feel this place is better than other RV resorts or parks. As a whole it provides a more complete Vegas feel and while it might have a higher price tag than some the quality of experience is much higher. the level of maintenance is better and perhaps the most impressive is the security of the facility. Many lots are exposed to the traffic of homeless population of Vegas, however this lot has full security as well as seclusion from those elements which could make RV experience a bit less comfortable.

TIPS:

  • Take advantage of the shuttle service to the strip rather than detaching from your rig and taking your own vehicle. Parking in Vegas is a bit tough to find and unless you are wanting to pay to park there are only a couple of free lots (Fashion Show Mall, Miracle Mile Shops and Circus Circus)

  • Check out one of the Cirque shows with discount tickets from the resort. The shows are about an hour and a half to two hours long and are one of the most unique things you will see when in Vegas.

Beautiful!

We stopped to camp here on a trip to Northern California and we were not disappointed. We were in campsite 26 which backed right up to water. It was great! We had a beautiful view of the canyon valley and the stars at night were perfect. Plenty of space and privacy.