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McWilliams Campground

25 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

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

Recreation

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 64 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Reviews

25 Reviews of McWilliams Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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T T.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Escaping the Las Vegas heat

Mt Charleston is beautiful place to re-energize and reconnect with nature.

I’ve explored almost every part of this mountain, but I never camped here before, as I enjoy camping at places that offers fishing.

I decided to take a chance on camping at McWilliams Campground, and I wish I didn’t wait…

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Month of VisitJuly
Jamie H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 6, 2021

Perfect Spot

This campground is pretty magical with forest ponies wandering in the woods.  At night the stars are incredible and I usually see multiple shooting stars.  I camped here one night during a meteor shower and it was awesome.

The bathrooms are clean and have flush toilets with sinks.  There are water…

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Brittney  B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

Very tight spots together

Anything after 64 you are good but anything before that Be prepared to be on top of each other not an issue if you’re gone camping all day but definitely if you plan to stay up late and enjoy your your company you might definitely want to select a spot 64 and above other than that you’re right on…

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Location

McWilliams Campground is located in Nevada

Directions

From Las Vegas, Nevada, take Highway 95 north 29 miles to junction with Highway 156/Lee Canyon. Turn left and travel 19.5 miles to the campground, which is on the right.

Coordinates

36.3091667 N
115.6825 W

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About This Campground

McWilliams Campground is located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 50 miles from downtown Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy Mt Charleston camping, 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 Highway 156.

Facilities

This campground contains several single and double-family sites with picnic tables, grills and campfire rings. Flush and vault 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.

ADA Access: N

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