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Places to Camp near Nellis Air Force Base, NV

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  1. 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
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    235 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

    Our campground facilities are as follows: 53 individual standard sites with a max of 10 people and 2 vehicles are allowed per site. All standard sites contain picnic tables, grills, and firepits. Grills and firepits available only as fire restrictions allow. Some individual standard sites have shaded picnic table areas. Common vault toilets, trashcans, and drinking water are provided. 3 fully accessible campsites. At these sites, in addition to the parking spot having a concrete surface, as they do at most of the other sites at the facility, there are concrete pathways leading to the restrooms, which are all accessible.____ 10 walk-to sites with a max of 1 tent and 1 vehicle per site. All walk-to sites contain picnic tables and grills. Grills available only as fire restrictions allow. Common vault toilets, trashcans, and drinking water are provided. 6 RV Sites which have room for 1 RV and 1 vehicle per site. Common vault toilets, trashcans, and drinking water are provided. There are no hookup services (electrical, propane/gas, water tank filling, or grey/black water disposal). 7 large group sites can accommodate up to 50 people and 8 vehicles per site. All group sites have a shaded picnic table area. Each group site is primarily tenting with 10 individual small tent areas. Common vault toilets, trashcans, and drinking water are provided nearby. Grills and campfire circles available only as fire restrictions allow.__ Parking is limited to the campsite's designated parking. There are no extra parking areas and no Day Use Area in the campground.

    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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    $80 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park

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    Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park

    84 Reviews
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    821 Saves
    Overton, Nevada

    World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. The park also hosts an Annual Atlatl Competition in which participants test their skills with replicas of ancient spears. Open year round, the park has numerous campsites equipped with shaded tables, grills and water, as well as many intriguing trails to tempt hikers.

    Valley of Fire Camping: There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 72 units. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water and restrooms. A dump station and showers are available. All campsites are first-come, first-served. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.

    RV Camping: RV sites with power and water hookups are available.

    Group Area: There are three group areas, each accommodating up to 45 people, though parking is limited. These sites are available for overnight camping and picnicking by reservation only. Call the park for reservations.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    $25 - $35 / night

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

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    Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort

    40 Reviews
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    226 Saves
    Henderson, Nevada
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town

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    Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town

    37 Reviews
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    89 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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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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    Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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    223 Saves
    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

    A network of backcountry roads has been developed within the park to provide access to the lakeshore and other areas of interest that are off the beaten path. Approved roads are signed with a yellow arrow. The black number in the center of the arrow designates the road number. Driving on roads or trails not marked with the yellow arrow is prohibited.

    With hundreds of miles of backcountry roads, conditions can change without notice. Please travel on backcountry roads with caution. Driving off roads, in washes or cross country damages the fragile desert soil and is prohibited by National Park Service regulations.

    Please help preserve the park by staying on approved roads, respecting the rights of other visitors and carrying out all trash and litter.

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    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Market
    • Picnic Table
    • Firewood Available
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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    Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    66 Reviews
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    429 Saves
    Temple Bar Marina, Arizona

    Overview

    Boulder Beach Campground is located just minutes from Las Vegas along the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead. It___s open year-round and features large paved sites that can accommodate tents or large RVs, along with tables, fire pits and/or grills. Restrooms and water spigots are located throughout the campsites. Temperatures usually surpass 100F (37C) degrees June-August. In May and September, daytime highs are around 90F (32C). October-April, temperatures are much cooler. Lows can dip to freezing temps December-February. The area averages 4 inches of rain each year. There is lush vegetation that provides shade, and many sites have pristine views of the lake. Boulder Beach is about a 20-minute walk from the campground.

    Recreation

    When you stay at Boulder Beach Campground, you___ll have access to many recreation opportunities. Boulder Beach, Special Events Beach, Canoe/Kayak Beach and PWC Beach are 1-2 miles away. At these locations you can swim, kayak and jetski. If you prefer to explore the park on land, the River Mountains Loop Trail passes right by the campground. This paved trail is more than 30 miles long and leads to the Historic Railroad Tunnell Trail near the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Other nearby amenities include the Hemenway Harbor Fishing Pier and boat launch ramp. At the Las Vegas Boat Harbor or Lake Mead Marina you can rent a boat for a few hours or dine at the docks. Lake Mead Cruises is also nearby and offers cruises seasonally on the lake to the Hoover Dam and back.__ ~Air tour noise may be present at times throughout the day. Please check the park website at www.nps.gov/lake for updates on amenity closures.

    Facilities

    Each campsite provides space for up to eight people with one camping unit, i.e., motor home or camp trailer. A maximum of two motorized vehicles, four motorcycles or combination thereof if towed or carried on or by a camper may occupy a site. Paved roads lead to each site, and the sites are asphalt or concrete. There are multiple water spigots and restrooms spread throughout the campground. The restrooms have sinks and flush toilets. There are no showers. Accessible sites are available. An RV dump station and water refill station are located near the entrance of the campground.

    Natural Features

    Boulder Beach Campground is like an oasis, because of the lush vegetation that shades nearly every campsite. There is a mix of palm trees, oleanders, mature cottonwood trees and native vegetation that also helps provide privacy between sites. Most campsites offer views of Lake Mead, Fortification Hill and the River Mountains. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the coyotes.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Hoover Dam is just minutes to the south along U.S. Highway 93. Nearby Boulder City has multiple dining, shopping and adventure options.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please have cancellations processed in the system in advance of your visit when you can so that others may enjoy that site.

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    $20 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Circus Circus RV Park

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    Circus Circus RV Park

    24 Reviews
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    103 Saves
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Circus Circus RV Park is located within walking distance of The Strip as well as Circus Circus to enjoy all the amenities of the property, and Las Vegas. The RV Park has 170 big-rig sites with full hookups, featuring 60-80 foot pull-thrus with grass, patios, outdoor furniture and FREE Wi-Fi service. Our park has a great room to watch big-screen TV’s and relax in this comfy setting, or utilize the pool facilities complete with hot tub. If you are traveling with a pet, we offer an off-leash dog park and a FREE dog wash.

    Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, located within steps away, features The Adventuredome, the largest indoor theme park, a Midway Arcade with FREE daily Circus acts, award-winning restaurants, gaming and more. If you are looking for a Las Vegas camping experience complete with all the amenities, the RV Park at Circus Circus is the best place to stay!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $46 - $63 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)

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    Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)

    45 Reviews
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    654 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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    • Dispersed
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  9. Camper-submitted photo from Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only

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    Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only

    16 Reviews
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    66 Saves
    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

    Open only to DoD cardholders and Retirees The Desert Eagle RV Park has 226 total campsites, 222 full hookup sites, and 4 partial hookup sites. With our recent expansion, 115 new full hookup sites have been added and they are getting rave reviews!

    Other amenities include one tent area, a coin-operated Laundromat, shower & restroom facilities, and short-term storage for a maximum of 90 days. Rates are only available nightly, and the length of stay can be up to 6 months. Reservation may be made up to 6 months in advance by mail, phone, or e-mail.

    Starting June 15 Our tent sites and overflow sites will be closed until Sept 15

    Open only to DoD cardholders and Retirees, the Desert Eagle RV Park has 226 total campsites, 222 full hookup sites, and 4 partial hookup sites. With our recent expansion, 115 new full hookup sites have been added and they are getting rave reviews!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Thousand Trails Las Vegas

    19 Reviews
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    52 Saves
    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

    Las Vegas RV camping is about more than just nightlife and stage productions; it's about experiencing the desert in a new and exciting way. Shaded by oak and manzanita trees, our RV camp in Nevada offers a peaceful preserve and a dramatic contrast to "The Strip" just six miles away. When you choose our Las Vegas RV Camp in southern Nevada, you will enjoy returning to this quiet retreat after visiting the "Entertainment Capital of the World". If you're up for a different form of recreation, you'll appreciate the "natural highs" of the mountains, cliffs and valleys that surround the Las Vegas RV camping grounds. Lake Mead is a popular spot for fishing, swimming and water skiing, and the famous Hoover Dam offers public tours and scenic viewpoints just a few miles away from our RV camp in Nevada's gorgeous desert region. Desert RV Camp in Nevada Whether you're planning a retreat for a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Las Vegas RV Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

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