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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 fantastic destinations. RV parks are found 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 offers 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.  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

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

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 public land areas 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

Twenty-four 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 campsites, three RV sites, two accessible sites, one dual accessible vault-type toilet, a 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 Casinos in Laughlin. Recently, there has been a dispute about the legality of this. Different rules are being followed than in previous years and should be posted in the casino parking lots.

MESQUITE Mesquite Nevada RV Camping
Virgin Mountains Primitive Camping – BLM
Virgin Mountains offer primitive camping east of Mesquite. Directions – Highway 15 toward Mesquite. Follow the road to Bunkerville. After the concrete bridge, turn left.

This information has not been updated. Archived BLM Web Page

NELSON Nelson Nevada RV Camping

Knob Hill Primitive Camping –
Knob Hill offers primitive camping south of Nelson and north of Searchlight and is primarily used by hunters, rock climbers, and local campers. Directions – Highway 95 south to white county sign that reads “Nelson.” Take road two miles east to powerline road. Take powerline road east four miles to granite outcropping.

This information has not been updated. Archived BLM Web Page

OVERTON Overton Nevada RV Camping

HWY-169 heading south from town…

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) land about 8 miles south of town on both sides of the road on top of the 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. About Rhyolite

Contact – Tonopah Field Office
PO Box 911
1553 South Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
Phone:775-482-7800
Email:bmfoweb@blm.gov

SEARCHLIGHT Searchlight Nevada RV Camping
Knob Hill Primitive Camping –
Knob Hill offers primitive camping south of Nelson and north of Searchlight and is primarily used by hunters, rock climbers, and local campers. Directions – Highway 95 south to white county sign that reads “Nelson.” Take road two miles east to powerline road. Take powerline road east four miles to granite outcropping.

This information has not been updated. Archived BLM Web Page

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.

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 is 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 but 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 is 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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