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 so long to do so. Please enjoy my review.
June 1, 2021, Tuesday, 75 dgrs - Arrived roughly after 3pm. There were no reservable spots, but the even numbered campsites were first come first served. After going almost around the entire loop, campsite 70 popped out.
This site is located across from a restroom and a water spigot. Three things that stood out were the amount of shade coverage, the proximity to the restrooms and the distance between our neighbors. The site was almost like a 2-story apartment, where the picnic bench, fire ring, bbq and a gas stove top were on the 2nd floor, and the 1st floor was where the tent pad is located. There was a slight breeze. There were your usual bugs, flies and ants, but not too many annoying/dangerous bugs.
Day 2 - The sun starts to heat up at 7:30am, full sun on the tent pad and partial sun on the 2nd floor. Around 10:30am, the shade returned to the entire area. The temperature was perfect, mid 70’s until around 9pm. There were wild donkeys and chipmunks, which was a pleasant sight. Star gazing was beautiful in the evening too.
$25/night, 2 car max, 8 people max.