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Nevada RV Camping

Nevada RV Camping
Great Nevada RV Camping Locations

Nevada RV Camping and Campgrounds

Nevada RV camping offers a wide range of great destinations. RV parks are located throughout the state. From desert and mountain campgrounds to the bright lights of Las Vegas, you should have no trouble finding the perfect camping location. The Humbolt-Toiyabe is the largest National Forest in the lower 48 states, and offer the RV boondocker wonderful remote camping experiences. BLM encourages dispersed camping (boondocking) on over 47 million available acres.

Nevada RV Parks

  • Nevada RV Parks – Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in Nevada.
  • Federal RV Camping Information

  • National Park Service – NPS information about Nevada RV camping on National Park Service administered lands.
  • US Forest Service – USFS information about National Forests in Nevada. Great dispersed RV camping sites as well as many developed campgrounds.
  • Bureau of Land Management – BLM information about BLM administered lands in Nevada. LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area) information as well as dispersed RV camping and developed campgrounds.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers – There are no USACE managed lakes in Nevada, however the Martis Creek Lake near Reno, Nevada is listed on the USACE/COE information page for Nevada.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service – FWS information about National Wildlife Refuges in Nevada. Not all refuges permit camping, so check NWR for regulations ahead of arrival.
  • State RV Camping Information

  • Nevada State Parks Mountain and desert state operated campgrounds make great Nevada RV camping destinations.
  • Nevada Department Of Wildlife – Information about Nevada Wildlife Areas. Many allow RV camping.
  • Nevada State Tourism Website – Where to go and what to do. Includes Nevada RV camping suggestions and trip planning ideas.
  • Campground Reservations

  • Camping Reservations – Make your campground reservation at Nevada State and Federal campgrounds and have your campsite waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Nevada RV Dump Stations

  • – Places to dump in Nevada.
  • – Nevada RV dumps listed by town.
  • Free Nevada RV Camping

    Free Nevada RV camping locations are available almost everywhere in the state. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) alone administers 67% of Nevada’s land area. The USFS (US Forest Service) and NPS (National Park Service) also have large areas of public land they administer available for free RV camping. Free RV camping locations are usually primitive which means there are no RV hookups.

    ALAMO Alamo Nevada RV Camping

    The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge offers RV camping as well as hiking and fishing.

    AUSTINAustin Nevada RV Camping

    24 miles east of Austin is the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area. Free RV camping with no water or dump facilities.

    BATTLE MOUNTAIN Battle Mountain Nevada RV Camping

    20 miles south of Battle Mountain is the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Mill Creek Recreation Area. This campground offers 11 tent camp sites, three RV sites, two accessible sites, one dual accessible vault-type toilet, day use area, tables, and grills. Open year round. There is no drinking water and no fee.

    BEATTY Beatty Nevada RV Camping

    While mostly located in California, Death Valley National Park also sits inside Nevada near Beatty. Regulated free RV camping (boondocking) is permitted within the park.

    EUREKA Eureka Nevada RV Camping
    25 miles east of Eureka gets you to the turnoff for the BLM Tonkin Spring Recreation Area. 35 more miles of maintained gravel road will get you to free RV camping at the recreation area. Contact the Battle Mountain BLM District Office for more information. Very remote area.

    INDIAN SPRINGS Indian Springs Nevada RV Camping

    Northwest of Las Vegas is the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. This 1.5 million acre offers RV camping opportunities in a desert environment. Check their web site for details and Refuge maps.

    LAUGHLIN Laughlin Nevada RV Camping

    Traditionally free RV camping has been allowed in several of the Casino’s in Laughlin. Recently, there has been a dispute about the legality of this. There are different rules being followed than in previous years, and should be posted in the casino parking lots.

    MESQUITE Mesquite Nevada RV Camping
    BLM managed primitive camping east of Mesquite. Click Here for more information and directions.

    NELSON Nelson Nevada RV Camping

    South of Nelson is BLM’s Knob Hill managed primitive camping area. Click Here
    for more information and directions.

    OVERTON Overton Nevada RV Camping

    HWY-169 heading south from of town…

    • Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) land about 8 miles south of town both sides of road on top of mesa. Any size RV with no facilities. Easy to find. This area is within the extreme NW boundary of the NRA. Editors Note…This area is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, and is officially referred to as Snowbird Mesa.
    • Overton Wildlife Management Area – Scroll down the page to the Overton WMA section. Located 2 miles S of Overton. Unlimited RV size, 14-day limit. This area
      is managed by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

    RHYOLITE Rhyolite Nevada RV Camping
    There is BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land around this ghost town suitable for RV camping. Contact the BLM Battle Mountain Field Office for more information.

    SEARCHLIGHT Searchlight Nevada RV Camping

    North of Searchlight is BLM’s Knob Hill managed primitive camping area. Click Here
    for more information and directions.

    SUNNYSIDE Sunnyside Nevada RV Camping
    Sunnyside is little more than a wide spot in the road highlighted by the Sunnyside Rest Area. However, great Nevada RV camping is available a short distance away at the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and specifically the Dave Deacon Campground. This free RV camping location is one of our – Featured RV Camping Locations.

    Public Nevada RV Camping

    Nevada RV camping is great for RVers looking for varied outdoor experiences. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and Nevada State Parks offer RV camping, and the same is true for most County and Community parks. USFS (US Forest Service) campgrounds offer cooler locations to escape the Summer heat. Amenities range from dry RV camping with only trash and pit toilets to RV camping sites with full RV hookups. This is only a partial listing of RV camping opportunities at public campgrounds. There is a nominal camping fee in most cases. State and National Parks are higher priced.

    We recommend the Benchmark Recreation Atlas to help locate Nevada public campgrounds.

    The following are only a few examples of the great public Nevada RV camping.


    • BEATTY Beatty Nevada RV Camping

      While mostly located in California, Death Valley National Park also sits inside Nevada near Beatty. RV camping at designated locations within the park is permitted.

      BAKER Baker Nevada RV Camping Location

      RV camping is available in both primitive and improved camping areas of the Great Basin National Park. Parts of the park often have snow until July so pack the RV carefully. A Featured RV Camping Area.

      ELKO Elko Nevada RV Camping

      The BLM Elko Field Office

    • Wilson Reservoir
    • North Wildhorse Campground
    • Zunino/Jiggs Reservoir

    ELY Ely Nevada RV Camping

    First come first serve RV camping is available at Cave Lake State Park. Reservable group campground as well as water, and showers.

    FALLON Fallon Nevada RV Camping

    About an hour from Reno and Sparks is the Lahontan State Recreation Area. Offering RV camping as well as hiking, boating, swimming and hunting. RV dump available.

    GABBS Gabbs Nevada RV Cam

    Located 23 miles east of Gabbs, the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park has RV dump and RV camping sites. Check on maximum RV length requirements.

    LAS VEGAS Las Vegas Nevada RV Camping

    Las Vegas RV camping opportunities include…

    • Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area – Offering 71 developed campsites and beautiful scenery, this area close to Las Vegas excitement still seems a world away from the Las Vegas”Strip”.
    • Lake Mead National Recreation Area campgrounds Callville Bay, Cottonwood Cove, and Las Vegas Bay are only a few of the RV camping locations available.

    LAUGHLIN Laughlin Nevada RV Camping

    Just south of Laughlin is Big Bend of the Colorado State Park. Only self contained RV camping allowed.

    LOVELOCK Lovelock Nevada RV Camping

    Improved and primitive RV camping sites are available at Rye Patch State Recreation Area. RV dump, water, trash, flush toilets and showers.

    OVERTON Overton Nevada RV Camping

    Near Overton is the Valley of Fire State Park. RV camping is available in the parks two campgrounds on a first come first serve basis.

    PANACA Panaca Nevada RV Camping

    RV camping is available on a first come first serve basis at Cathedral Gorge State Park. Water, flush toilets and showers are available.

    PIOCHE Pioche Nevada RV Camping

    • Boating, fishing, and of course, RV camping is available at Spring Valley State Park. Water, dump, flush toilets, and showers await you.
    • Echo Canyon State Park offers RV camping as well as boating and hiking. RV dump station, water and flush toilets.

    SPRING CREEK Spring Creek Nevada RV Camping

    RV camping is available at South Fork Recreation Area. 16 miles south of Elko

    WELLS Wells Nevada RV Camping

    The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Tabor Creek campground is located 30 miles Northwest of Wells and offers great remote Nevada RV camping.


    Federal Public Land
    RV Camping Information

    US Forest Service - USFS
    Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.

    National Park Service (NPS)
    General information about RV camping in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.

    US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE/COE )
    USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding Corps managed lakes, RV camping rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.

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