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Places to Camp near Pahrump, NV

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  1. Camper-submitted photo from McWilliams Campground

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    McWilliams Campground

    31 Reviews
    139 Photos
    261 Saves
    Mount Charleston, Nevada

    Overview

    McWilliams Campground is located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 50 miles from downtown Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking and scenic driving in this forested desert oasis.

    Recreation

    Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on the 6.2-mile Bristlecone Trail. Upper and lower trailheads are located just above and below the campground. The 1.3-mile Sawmill Trail begins about four miles below the campground just off State Route 156.

    Facilities

    This campground contains several single and double-family sites with picnic tables, grills and campfire rings. Flush toilets, drinking water, and trash collection are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

    Natural Features

    The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is a beautiful island in the desert, brimming with breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna. The Bristlecone pine, the world's oldest organism, and the rare Mount Charleston blue butterfly are both found within the Spring Mountains. More than 100 springs create the namesake for the mountain range, making it an ideal place to escape the heat of the city. The campground is situated in a scenic Ponderosa and white pine forest, which offers partial shade. The area affords breathtaking views of the surrounding Spring Mountains.

    Nearby Attractions

    More than 60 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the area. Rock climbing, picnicking and scenic driving are popular activities. The Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Kyle Canyon offers guided hikes and educational and evening programs. Interpretive displays provide information on local plants, animals and history.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $25 - $50 / night

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

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    Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping (Spring Mountain)

    45 Reviews
    167 Photos
    655 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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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  3. 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
    237 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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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $80 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Wheeler Pass Road Dispersed
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Lakeside Casino & RV Resort

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    Lakeside Casino & RV Resort

    10 Reviews
    76 Photos
    27 Saves
    Pahrump, Nevada
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Fletcher View

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    Fletcher View

    17 Reviews
    65 Photos
    132 Saves
    Mount Charleston, Nevada

    Overview

    Fletcher View Campground is set in the beautiful Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 24 miles from Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding and scenic driving in this forested desert oasis.

    Recreation

    There is paved nature trail.

    Facilities

    This recently updated campground is open year-round and contains several single and double-family sites, all of which have electric hookups, tables, campfire rings and grills. Drinking water is provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Due to this campground being located in a flood plain, reservations are not available during the monsoon season (mid-July to mid-Sept.). During this time, overnight stays are available only as weather permits. High chances of rain in the forecast equal no overnight stays.

    Natural Features

    The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is a beautiful island in the desert, brimming with breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna. The Bristlecone pine, the world's oldest organism, and the rare Mount Charleston blue butterfly are both found within the Spring Mountains. More than 100 springs create the namesake for the mountain range. It's the perfect place to escape the heat of the city. The campground is set in an open forest of ponderosa pine, mountain mahogany and Gambel oak, paralleling a seasonal stream and the highway. Most sites have views of the surrounding towering canyon walls.

    Nearby Attractions

    More than 60 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the area; two trails allow mountain biking. Rock climbing, picnicking and scenic driving are popular activities.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $33 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Preferred RV Resort

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    Preferred RV Resort

    8 Reviews
    41 Photos
    25 Saves
    Pahrump, Nevada

    BEST LOCATION.MODEST RATES.Located in the heart of downtown, and right next to the Pahrump Nugget & Gold Town casinos, Preferred RV Resort offers everything you expect from a highly-rated park – and more.Our spacious pool is always heated, and features a retractable enclosure for year-round enjoyment.We offer 270 sites (with over 100 pull-thrus), 50-amp service at every spot, free WiFi, an indoor spa, billiards, an exercise room, and restrooms that are impeccably cleaned.For those wanting more, we also offer RENTAL CABINS with full kitchens, an extensive wood shop, stained glass shop with available instruction, arts/crafts & sewing, and a full activities calendar.Preferred RV Resort accepts a variety of camp-club discounts including Good Sam, so contact us today!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Death Valley: Dispersed Camping East Side of Park
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Champion Road Dispersed Campsites
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Mack's Canyon Dispersed

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    Mack's Canyon Dispersed

    14 Reviews
    33 Photos
    186 Saves
    Mount Charleston, Nevada
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Dispersed

    $50 / night


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