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) as well, and Nevada has over 47 million acres available.
Nevada RV Parks
Federal RV Camping Information
State RV Camping Information
Nevada RV Dump Stations
Nevada Free RV Camping
Free RV camping locations are available almost everywhere in Nevada. 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.
The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge offers RV camping as well as hiking and fishing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLM managed primitive camping east of Mesquite. Click Here for more information and directions.
South of Nelson is BLM’s Knob Hill managed primitive camping area. Click Here
for more information and directions.
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 sectioin. Located 2 miles S of Overton. Unlimited RV size, 14-day limit. This area
is managed by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
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.
North of Searchlight is BLM’s Knob Hill managed primitive camping area. Click Here
for more information and directions.
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.
Nevada Public Campgrounds
RV camping in Nevada 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 campgrounds available in Nevada.
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.
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.
- Wilson Reservoir
- North Wildhorse Campground
- Zunino/Jiggs Reservoir
First come first serve RV camping is available at Cave Lake State Park. Reservable group campground as well as water, and showers.
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.
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 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.
Just south of Laughlin is Big Bend of the Colorado State Park. Only self contained RV camping allowed.
Improved and primitive RV camping sites are available at Rye Patch State Recreation Area. RV dump, water, trash, flush toilets and showers.
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.
RV camping is available on a first come first serve basis at Cathedral Gorge State Park. Water, flush toilets and showers are available.
- 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.
RV camping is available at South Fork Recreation Area. 16 miles south of Elko
The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Tabor Creek campground is located 30 miles Northwest of Wells and offers great remote RV camping.