For those who enjoy a good FREE campsite, this is a great site for getting away from the hustle of the city of Las Vegas and being able to enjoy the natural side of this area of Nevada. Close to lots of hiking or boondocks sites this site is a great place for the person who is wanting to set up a tent but have the comfort of a toilet.
This area is a great place to check out!
I found this space when wandering around close to Red Rock. I had sought out some camping in the area and found the Fish and Wildlife area and had to check it out. A lot of times I have found these free lands to be great for camping, well patrolled and lots of other like minded people enjoying the spaces. This one was the same!!
The campsite had a picnic table and fire ring so it was a pretty standard primitive dry camp. But what set it apart from some in the area was the friendly nature of those patrolling. We were there a while and a ranger pulled into camp and since we were outside of the tent he spoke to us about the grounds. You can stay here for up to 14 days they just ask that you respect the area and carry out all you carry in. He was very helpful in telling us the areas best for hiking and gave us a few ideas as to what to expect in way of wildlife in the area. SUPER HELPFUL!!
This campground itself is kinda small, only a few sites but they are spread far enough apart that you don't feel stacked on your neighbors. Throughout the area you will find boondocks in RVs and rigs all abiding by the same 14 day policy.
I will go back here during the cooler season for some more great camping. I LOVED it here!
There were only a few negatives I did find as a tent camper. High winds roll across this area and can create a lot of dust storms which were a problem on one of the days we were there, that made it a little difficult to enjoy the camp because there is no real shelter from this. Although this isn't an every day occurrence when it does happen it can completely ruin the day.
The only other negative was that it is kind of far from any civilization and with AT&T I had no signal, so this could make for some issues in case of an emergency.
- If you have a booster for cell signal make sure to bring it!
- Pack an outdoor shower booth as there are few places to set up a make shift shower area, bringing your own unit can make it a lot easier and private.