The following is a list of all the cities with a campground or RV park in Nevada (NV). Adventure awaits you in Nevada. A world within. A state apart. Nevada’s extraordinary natural resources provide a perfect backdrop for recreation enthusiasts. It doesn’t really matter what you’re doing as long as you take a sense of adventure, a willingness to jump in with both feet, and a way to record these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From deserts to majestic mountain peaks Nevada is home to the “Wild West”.
Discover your next great campground or RV park here.
Walker River State Recreation Area near Yerintong Nevada along the East Walker River is a brand new Nevada State Park being developed for opening in 2018-2019. The large park was recently donated to the state by private organizations looking to preserve the area. Home to historic cattle ranch lands the large property will be opened to the public for hiking, fishing, and exploration. Multiple camping options are being developed including a full hookup RV campground at this location (former site of Pitchfork Ranch) and primitive campgrounds are being developed along the river within the property.
Opening details are yet to be finalized but work is ongoing to develop the area for public use. “A primitive campground that includes flush toilets and showers is being developed near the main house at Pitchfork Ranch. A full-hookup campground is also being built nearby. The main house on the property – a southwestern-style building, will be converted to a visitor center. ”
The recreation area is located on the former Flying M, Rafter 7 and Pitchfork ranches and includes the Nine Mile area, a prized fishing area. The Walker Basin Conservancy purchased the properties and their water rights as part of the Walker Basin Restoration Program to preserve flows into Walker Lake. In 2016 the conservancy offered the land, valued at $8 million, to the state for use as a park.
Equestrian and off-road vehicle use and water sports, including floating, fishing and kayaking. The park includes 28 miles of waterway, but for someone who wanted to float or kayak from the former Flying M Ranch to Pitchfork Ranch, it’s about 50 miles.
Desert Gold RV Park in Carlin Nevada is adjacent to Interstate 80 and caters to long term workers for the local gold mines. Convenient to access the park has paved roads and gravel parking pads. Restrooms available but best suited to self contained units. Fuel stations are conveniently located. The location is noisy with constant flow of trucks, traffic and buses to and from the mines.
Silver Sage RV Park in Carlin Nevada provides 6 full hookup RV sites catering to long term guests. Located in town the location may have sites available but calling ahead is highly suggested. No amenities other than hookups the park is suited to self contained units only.
Elko RV Park at Ryndon Nevada offers full hookup RV sites just off Interstate 80 at exit 314. 88 sites for long term guests and 30 for short term stays and tent camping. A tavern is located on site with slot machines available. Short dirt trails lead campers down to the banks of the Humboldt River for fishing. Situated in a rural area.
South Ruby Campground near Ruby Valley Nevada in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is situated above Ruby Lake below the beautiful Ruby Mountains at a 6000’ elevation, near the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Ruby Valley Nevada. Ruby Valley is a surprising wildlife oasis. An expansive marsh is laced with riparian corridors coursing with cool, spring fed waters. Together with lush meadow and shrub-steppe uplands, these habitats support a diversity of wildlife seldom found in the high desert and is one of the most important waterfowl nesting areas in the region. The refuge is either home or a stopover location for over 220 species of birds. Of specific interest are canvasback ducks, trumpeter swans, greater sandhill cranes and sage grouse. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope can also be found in the area.
Ruby Lake is visible from the campground and offers excellent birding, fishing and hiking. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass and several species of trout. The Ruby Lake NWR headquarters is 2 miles north of the campground and offers visitor information.
The campground is located on the Hastings Cutoff route, near the Pony Express Trail and historic ruins of Fort Ruby. A new interpretive trail was recently constructed at the Fort Ruby historic site and provides insight on local history as well as spectacular views of the southern Ruby Mountains and beyond, all relatively uninterrupted by human development. The southern trailhead for the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail at Green Mountain is located within a reasonable driving distance from the campground. Many dirt and gravel roads begin at Harrison Pass (just north of the refuge) and Overland Pass (south of the area) and provide enjoyable routes for jeeps, off road motorcycles, OHVs, and mountain bikes.
A forest of pinyon pine and juniper covers the area offering partial shade. The campground contains 33 single sites, 1 double and 1 handicap site with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided during the main summer season, which usually runs from early May to late September. The lower loop of the campground remains open all winter at a reduced fee with only campsites, picnic tables, and fire rings offered to campers during that time. Both RV and tent campsites are available for those who visit the campground. A fish cleaning station is located on site. Firewood and a trolling motor charging station are also available for a fee.
Spring Creek Association Campground in Spring Creek Nevada offers primitive tent and RV camping in a private gated campground at the base of the Ruby Mountains. Trailheads depart the location and advanced reservations are required (you need to get a key from the office – not located here). Only a few sites near the bottom can accommodate RVs the remainder are tent campsites only. Open year round restrooms are only available during warmer months. No dump station on site and guests are expected to pack out what they pack in. Each site has a picnic table and excellent spacing. A similar feel to a rural forest service or BLM style campground.
Accessed via a dirt road the private area also has a shooting range nearby.
Topaz Landing Marina and RV Park 30 miles south of Gardnerville Nevada near the California border provides full hookup RV sites catering to long term tenants in a small RV park near the banks of Topaz Lake. Packed gravel roads and site pads this is not a fancy destination. A boat launch and small marina are located on site. Backin and pull thru sites are available including some pretty sites situated on a jetty into the lake.
Lake Topaz serves as an irrigation storage for farming communities in Nevada. Depending upon season and demand water levels can fluctuate.
El Capitan Casino RV Parking in Hawthorne Nevada provides RV campers with free primitive camping in a parking lot located two blocks behind the casino (1 block behind the lodge). Large gravel/ paved parking area with a dump station available. Area is also used for semi-truck parking.
KOA Journey Winnemucca I80 in Winnemucca Nevada offers full and partial hook up RV and tent camping sites convenient to Interstate 80. The large campground is nicely appointed and shows signs of recent upkeep including newer K9 play areas a Doggie-wash and recently painted curbs. The sites are on packed desert gravel and the roads are paved. Sites are delineated by wood logs on the ground and can feel a bit narrow as a result; spacing is decent and the park is reasonably priced with discounts available for first come first serve versus making reservations online (keep that in mind if planning ahead!). There is a coin operated laundry, a couple of restroom facilities with showers, a well-stocked store, a small playground and a small pool.
KOA Journey Winnemucca I8 is located on the east side of town the park is close to Winnemucca RV park and also the new park just to the east of it all three of these locations are not within walking distance of anything significant but are close to the Winnemucca Events Complex (ie fairgrounds). The location also has camping cabins and a unique tipi to stay in if travelling without an RV or tent.
New Frontier RV Park in Winnemucca Nevada is the newest RV Park in the city very well designed and laid out the park is easily accessed for any size RV and has a mix of short and long-term rates. New Frontier RV Park also has a large number of cabin style Park Model Homes primarily available to minors working local mines. The park has paved roads that are plenty wide and back in desert gravel RV sites and paved large pull-thru sites; all sites have a picnic table and there are a number of young trees planted throughout the park to give it ambiance.
New Frontier RV Park has a laundry and showers and a very nice Clubhouse registration area and small convenience store. The RV park is located east of town and is close to the fairgrounds but not within walking distance of anything of note. The land surrounding the RV park is graded for further development but as of 2017 no other development has taken place.
Recently built everything is in great shape. Very reasonably priced the park offers large well spaced pull thru and backin RV sites along with park models available for long term corporate/ worker housing. Easy to get to from the interstate the park accepts a wide variety of discount membership cards.
Telephone Cove Road Boondocking Campsite north of Laughlin (Searchlight) Nevada offers primitive tent and RV camping 4.5 miles down a dirt road adjacent to the Colorado River. Access is best suited to truck campers and tent campers; use caution with RVs and trailers (or scout the road in advance as ruts are a possibility). Free camping with vault toilets and no amenities. Located within the Lake Mead/ Lake Mojave National Recreation Area.
Cold Springs Pony Express Station RV Park 61 miles east of Fallon Nevada on US 50 offers full hookup RV sites with pull thrus and backins near the site of the original Cold Springs Pony Express Station. Located in a scenic valley the Cold Springs Station has an onsite bar and family restaurant, hotel, cabins, and the RV sites. Easy access for any size RV the location is convenient for travellers on the Loneliest Road.
Sacramento Pass Recreation Area BLM Campground 40 miles east of Ely Nevada near the top of Sacramento Pass along the northern edge of Great Bason National Park is a developed primitive (no hookups) campground with both pull thru and backin campsites just off US 50. Easy access for any size RV or tent camping this is a great location for inexpensive camping along US 50 in eastern Nevada. Sacramento Pass Recreation Area is centrally located between the Osceola Mining Town and Weaver Creek. The Blackhorse Mining District in the Sacramento Pass area was booming in 1906 with hard rock mining for gold. There are ghost town remains north of the recreation site across the highway. The Osceola Town site is still an active mining community that has unique mining equipment present. A network of signed two-track roads allows hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders and OHV enthusiasts a chance to explore some beautiful country and see some historic mining ruins. There is approximately three miles of single-track trails that explore the unique rock formations near the campsite. These trails are not open to motorized use. Nearby, Weaver Creek is located in a beautiful canyon drainage offering wildlife viewing, mountain biking and hiking opportunities. Sacramento Pass Recreation Area also has a small pond for fishing. This pond is stocked with trout from the nearby Spring Creek Fish Hatchery. The remodeled site includes 10 new “pull-thru” and/or “back- in” campsites with low maintenance furnishings, interpretive kiosks and displays, toilet buildings and concrete walkways, pond-accessible trails and fully-accessible fishing deck, a hiking and biking trail, and an equestrian trailhead, as well as road improvements. The new Pond Campground Loop includes six new campsites and a vault toilet building, interpretive displays and a trailhead area. Five of the sites provide single family sun-shelters and furnishings, and the larger group campsite includes a group shelter, multiple tables and other furnishings. One of the single family units is fully-accessible. The Upper Trailhead/Campground offers four new camp sites, a vault toilet building, interpretive displays and a trailhead area. The trailhead/campground was especially designed to accommodate equestrian trail users with easy access to a multitude of trails just outside Great Basin National Park boundaries. One of the four campsites is fully accessible. Restrictions: Hunting/shooting is not allowed within developed recreation sites.
Goshute Creek BLM Campground about 50 miles northwest of Ely Nevada offers 3 primitive tent and small RV camping sites in a remote location. Located in northern Steptoe Valley at the base of the Cherry Creek Range. Goshute Creek flows past site originating higher up in the Goshute Canyon Wilderness Area. Anglers may catch small trout in this stream. This site is located outside of the wilderness boundary where the lower elevations are thickly forested by pinyon pine and juniper. Bristlecone and limber pine blanket the higher elevations. Aspens and cottonwoods in the moist drainages provide for a pleasant, cool retreat for hikers willing to travel a bit further (or off the beaten path). 3 primitive sites, large trailers not recommended. Other amenities: A single picnic table and two fire grills are provided for day use. No restrooms, no potable water, no trash cans: pack-it-in, pack-it-out. Restrictions: Motorized travel is not permitted within the Wilderness area. Hunting/shooting is not allowed within developed recreation sites.
Major’s Station Bar & RV Park in Major Station Nevada (east of Ely) offers 12 full hookup RV camping sites with majestic views looking east towards Great Basin National Park. Adjacent to a bar the location is just off US 50 for easy access.
Longstreet Inn & Casino RV Park in Amargosa Valley Nevada offers 51 full hookup RV sites. Situated in a gravel lot behind the small Inn and Casino the RV sites are a suitable stop for a place to sleep but the location is not a “destination”. Pull thru and backin sites are available and can accommodate any size of RV. The Casino has a restaurant, small store, shower and laundry facilities. Guests have use of the pretty pool area.
The location is a suitable stop before entering or upon leaving Death Valley National Park.
Boulder Beach Campground near Boulder City Nevada in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a National Park Service Campground (NPS) offering primitive (no hookup) RV and tent camping adjacent to Lake Mead. The large campground is located within walking distance of the dammed Colorado River forming Lake Mead (the Hoover Dam creates the lake). Surrounded by scenic desert vistas the campground is popular during the shoulder seasons (fall and winter) for guests looking to enjoy boating on the lake or exploration in the surrounding desert.
Note that summer camping can be dangerous due to extreme temperatures in this area. In the winter many mistakenly think this location will be warmer than it is (this area is “high desert” and experiences a cool to cold winter season).
Not far from Las Vegas Boulder Beach is rough around the edges and will thankfully undergo improvements in 2017 thru 2018. “Rehabilitation of 73 campsites in Loop D and the northwest section, along with the campground roads, and the sanitation and potable water refill stations. Shade structures will also be added to the group sites.”
Boulder Beach Campground is primarily used by short term campers in tents and small RVs looking to enjoy the recreation area. For guests looking for hookups the Lake Mead RV Village, privately operated, is immediately adjacent to this campground.
Lake Mead Recreation Area is a NPS operated park with operational fee entrance stations requiring a significant cost to enter. Plan accordingly.