Nevada- when you first think of it- maybe a bit underrated with a seemingly one stop destination–Vegas. However, this state has a lot more to offer than just one city, in fact, there are some unforgettable views, destinations and activities to do. If you love to take your RV out camping, here are eleven fantastic places you must go to make your vacation rich with memories that only Nevada can offer.
1. Canyon Trail RV Park
The first spot to be on your camping adventure radar is located in Boulder City. This is one of the coolest places to vacation on this side of Nevada for a couple of reasons.
The Hoover Dam is located just a few miles away and Vegas is only about 20 miles from this campground (if you must go try your hands at the slots.) So, even though you’re out camping, doesn’t mean you can’t catch an awesome magic show while out.
The price range for this place is super economical- it includes the price for two people a night. They also offer monthly pricing if you want to stick around for a while.
Nightly, for two people is $48 dollars with an added $4.00 per additional person (12 years old & older). If you are also a super saver, they offer a 10% discount for AAA, Good Sam, Coachman’s, and Military members.
The weather in Nevada is great especially in the spring or fall where it is a little cooler in this part of the state. However, if you do decide to go in the dead of summer, Lake Mead is right around the corner to help you cool off.
As a full-service RV park, all your camping needs will be met and with friendly staff. They have large pull-through sites, full hookups for sewer, water, and electric. Dump stations are also located nearby.
If you packed too much, don’t worry, there is overflow parking so if you want to drop off a car or two the site has accommodations.
Among these perks, the Canyon Trail RV Park has free internet and digital cable that will help you stay connected to either friends or work.
Each site comes with access to 30 & 50 amp hookups, showers, and a laundry station. If you are looking for an extra bit of pampering, you can access the Canyon Trail’s pool and spa. Not to mention after you’re done having a blast in the pool, a BBQ area is located nearby for dinner with the family.
If you are looking for something to do outside the park Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City Golf Course, and Club, Racquetball complex. tennis courts, hiking trails are located nearby!
2. Las Vegas RV Resort
With over 300 positive reviews, you won’t be disappointed with the Las Vegas RV Resort. For the last nine years, they have got nothing but 10’s from Good Sam, voted top twelve best RV parks, and top-rated in local Vegas polls you won’t want to miss out.
As an Adults-only RV resort, it’s a fun place to spend some time with your friends while the kids spend a few nights at grandma’s house.
Located just minutes from the Strip, this is a super fun location to have a blast all summer. The clubhouse is equipped with plenty of tables and chairs for you to play cards or checkers with your friends–good practice time before actually going to Vegas.
The Las Vegas RV Resort has full hookups and accommodations for pull-thrus and slide outs. Some amenities include a relaxing pool and spa, laundry, immaculate restrooms, a 24-hour guard, fitness center, pet area, and picnic tables at every site as well as planned activities you can do at the park for fun!
If all this wasn’t enough, this resort uses tankless water heaters, energy efficient washers and dryers and solar heating for the swimming pools so you and your green thumb feel right at home.
Rates are unbeatable here. A standard night is 32.00 US dollars if you have an XL site they accommodate with a 55.00 dollar charge. It is a first come, first serve site, however, you can stay monthly.
They charge a monthly fee of electricity, water, etc. if you want to be a long term tenant, however, if you spend less in energy costs than what the monthly charge is, you will be reimbursed for what you didn’t use!
A helpful tip to know about this site is that they require good-great condition rigs no more than 15 years old.
3. Cathedral Gorge State Park
One of the most amazing sites to go and camp near is the Cathedral Gorge State Park in Lincoln County, Nevada. These clay formations are formed from years of erosion.
The park is named Cathedral Gorge because the rock has eroded into pillars that look like church spires. After all those years, nature created a maze of breathtaking formations. Needless to say, bring your camera.
Definitely, this is a more rustic site than a resort, but you couldn’t ask for a better place to stay. The formations are unique and make you feel like you are on another planet! It’s that cool!
Camping is available with 22 sites, however, they don’t do reservations. Group accommodations are available, so you can go to your family reunion here and have a ball.
For the outdoor amenities enjoy hiking, picnicking, and just having some good old “getting in tune with nature” moments. Do you vibe? For each day you are there it is $25.00 dollars, 15 per nightly sleep and 10 dollars for utility hookups.
Some activities to check out while you are here are the following; first is the Visitor’s Center. The Park Rangers know all the cool details to help you maximize your time while here. They can tell you the history of the formations and how you can have a safe, fun time exploring this wonder of Nature’s.
Second, hiking trails located near this park are fun for any age. The Bullionville Cemetery trail is a little less than a half mile long, but you get to see the cemetery that has been there since the 1800s.
Miller Point trail is another hike (two miles round trip) that has a beautiful overlook and goes through a canyon.
However, if you want something a little longer go check out the Juniper Draw Loop trail. It’s about 4 miles long and can’t be missed.
Eagle Point Trail is a 1.6-mile hike that is extremely scenic and easy on the legs.
Some of the coolest formations here include the Cathedral, Moon, and Canyon Caves. Although not technically caves because they aren’t enclosed, the steep walls and crisscrossing trail gives you the feeling you are deep in the earth.
You won’t be able to stay at this site to camp for more than two weeks in a 30 day period but, they are happy for you to come back! It is open every. single. day. all year round so you can just keep coming around.
4. Sun Resorts RV Park
Located in the lush, mountainous area of Mesquite Nevada, this park is a must visit! Palm trees galore! Even though it’s not Hawaii, you’ll definitely feel like you’re getting the sunny vacation you’ve always wanted and in the comfort of your RV!
Located near some of the coolest golfing and casino places, you’ll have a blast outside the confines of your RV.
This site has full hookups, 30 & 50 amp services, water and sewer, laundry facilities, cable TV, a dog run (whooo! Pet-friendly!), putting green, WiFi, clubhouse, showers, bathrooms and last but not least, a pool table.
Sun Resorts isn’t just nice for you and your vacation buddies, but it’s also nice for your wallet. Prices range from $32 dollars per day, $200 weekly, and if you want to stay for a few months it is about $550 US dollars per month.
Even outside of the resort you have a lot of options to adventure! Valley of Fire State Park is just south of Mesquite which has sandstone formations formed long ago…like 150 million years ago.
Zion Canyon National and State park are nearby in Ivins, Utah which is really close for an excursion. Not to mention the close proximity of Lake Mead with the Hoover Dam! You can go boating, fishing, swimming, etc! Or if you’re feeling historical and want to see an old mining town, Gold Butte Back Country Byway is located near Lake Mead.
Not forgetting about the casinos nearby, but if you’re traveling with kids or youth and wanting somewhere family friendly, plenty of museums and yummy restaurants are in the area to take them to. Luckily, a lot of places are with in walking distance, so you can enjoy the day car for a little longer!
5. Valley of Fire State Park
The Valley of Fire State Park is a great place to camp if Sun Resorts RV park isn’t rustic enough for you. Located near Moapa Valley and unbelievably close to Lake Mead, this is a beautiful desert location to spend a few nights.
With 24 hour access to the campgrounds, you are sure to have a blast here. 40,000 acres of Aztec sandstone outcrops are quite the sight to see! Make sure to check out the Visitor’s Center to get the full scoop of how nature crafted this area!
The Valley of Fire State Park is open all year and has plenty of campsites- 72 in fact. All with shaded tables, grills, water, and restrooms. Showers, dump stations, power and water hookups are available as well for you! There is a two-week camping limit every 30 days, however.
Groups are welcome, but make sure you call ahead for a reservation–they only have about three group sites, fitting about 45 people. You can also arrange to have special programs given to your groups upon request.
I’m not sure what it is about Nevada and it’s awesome park locations, but this location is also open seven days a week, 365 beautiful days of the year. It pays to have a park in a warm location!
Speaking of “paying” the rates for this place go as follows; camping is $20.00 US dollars per night and an additional $10 US dollars for sites that have utility hookups.
6. Whiskey Flats RV Park
Don’t worry! Beverage intoxication isn’t prevalent here; it’s a great place for the whole family! Besides having a bunch of new amenities, the location is prime in Hawthorn Nevada. You can see much of the real beauty of Nevada here at this park.
Some amenities include a mini convenience store on site, 50 amp hookups, water, sewer, showers, high-speed WiFi, a laundry mat, propane fill station, cable TV, pull- thru sites, big rig access, storage spots, and has 60 camping sites! All with reasonable prices, pet-friendly and fantastic staff!
A unique feature of the Whiskey Flats RV Park is if you are passing through here and don’t have time to stay the night but need to get a hot shower, refill your propane, and other perks you can call ahead to get what you need.
The staff can give you the details for what the usage cost for what you need would be without reservations! You won’t be the first one that has enjoyed this perk!
Because of it’s more rustic and rural location, you can take your ATV or four wheelers out sightseeing. Expect to see some wildlife!
An abandoned mining town is also nearby, giving visitors a glimpse into the past to what the old prospectors were up to!
Whiskey Flats has a ton of adventurous local events and activities as well. Golfing tournaments, a Vegas to Reno off-road race, an Armed Forces Day parade, and other general events are a must see!
7. Nevada Beach Campground
Open from May 10th- October 12th, 2019 and May 15th – October 11th, 2020 gives Nevada Beach Campground a perfect time frame to have you and your family visit. Just a hop skip and a few minutes away from the Nevada/California side of Lake Tahoe, this is a perfect place to get your vacation on.
In contrast to a lot of Nevada’s desert-like terrain, here you get to see the lush outdoors. Did I mention it has a breathtaking beach? It’s the perfect balance between the woods and the ocean. The trees provide privacy and serenity whereas the beach is a classic for water games and sand castle contests.
Each Campsite has tables, campfire rings, and grills. Flush toilets and drinking water is complimentary at the site. You are also welcome to reserve a pavilion that can seat groups up to 150 people. 10 picnic tables and 3 large BBQ stations are there for your use.
Being a 22-mile long lake, you can swim, sunbathe, boat, water ski and fish with plenty of room! Not to mention it is a prime location to go hiking and biking through the woods! Nice and quiet–you’ll love being here.
The sites are standard nonelectric setups, but the overnight and day camping spots are definitely worth “ruffing it.”
The pricing, depending on how long you stay ranges starting at $35 US dollars for a standard night. You can also reserve sights as far as 6 months in advance and 12 months for group sites.
RVs are allowed, however, the use of off-road vehicles aren’t allowed. Because of the area’s lushness, a lot of wildlife including bears roam freely, so although it is beautiful to watch nature in action, tie up or store your food in a safe place.
8. Great Basin National Park
The Great Basin National Park is one of the neatest places to camp due to its variety not only in wildlife but in terrain. With a handful of beautiful groves, guided cave tours, and the most breathtaking skies you’ll see highlighted by mountains, you will love your stay here.
You can actually camp in five different developed locations; Upper Lehman Creek, Lower Lehman Creek, Baker Creek, Grey Cliffs, and Wheeler Park. Each campground has the same amenities so it comes down to your preference and when you are going.
Lower Lehman Creek is the only site open year round. The other sites are open from about May to October each year depending on the weather.
All RV camping is on a first come, first serve basis. The RV camping sites all come equipped with vault toilets, picnic tables, tent pads, and campfire grills. Even though there aren’t any hookups, the sanitary station is fully equipped with a dump station, potable water access, and trash receptacles.
The fees for this site are well worth the location. Coming to $15.00 US dollars a night per site (developed campground) and as needed an additional $5.00 dollar sanitary station fee. If you are a senior citizen or an Access Pass holder, you get a discount! Whoot!
Showers are available outside the park at the following locations: Whispering Elms Motel, Campground & RV Park, the Baker Sinclair Gas Station, and the Border Inn.
If you visit the Lehman Caves year-round guided tours are given, except on Christmas and Thanksgiving. It takes about an hour to complete the tour only being about .4 miles long making valuable memories with the kids.
For kids 5 years old and younger it is free to take a tour, youth (5-15) $5.00- $6.00, and adults (16 and older) it is $9.00-$11.00.
9. New Frontier RV Park
Nothing is better than the wild west and in Winnemucca, Nevada the New Frontier RV Park knows it. In fact, that’s their theme. With a decorated clubhouse adding to the ambiance it will make you want to say “Yeee haww!”
Some surrounding activities in this area include bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, ghost towns, culture events, and other town activities can be enjoyed. Casinos are also located nearby for you to try your hand.
Restaurants across the street; a 9.0/9.5/9/5 Good Sam rating; WiFi; paved roads; free cable; dog park; new, clean showers and laundry unit (open 24 hours a day); and with extra storage parking the New Frontier RV Park is the perfect place where you don’t have to compromise your needs for a luxury vacation.
The rates change twice a year for on and off-season camping. $35-40 US dollars a day from April 15th- October 15th. Then prices change around Oct 15- April 14th to $20-25 US dollars
Rates are based on a two-person inclusion and if needed additional persons are $2 per day. If you desire to stay a little longer the monthly rate is $355 for two people; adding an extra person is 50 dollars.
Don’t forget if you do come with the family, a clubhouse is a great place where you have lots of room to play games and get together with everyone. You can reserve the clubhouse for meetings or potlucks. Groups are encouraged and will feel right at home with the accommodations.
In case you forget something, the mini-mart is also located in the clubhouse so you don’t have to go out too far to get that missing toothbrush!
Wanting to escape the RV? New Frontier offers Park Models to stay in either by the night or monthly. Being fully furnished, with a kitchen and dining area, bedroom, and full bathroom it will feel like you never left the comfort of your own home.
Daily rates come to $75 dollars from April 15- Oct 15 and $65 US dollars from Oct 16th to April 14th. Each week your living space is cleaned with no additional charge, so you can sit back and relax.
Located just a few miles away museums like the one in Humboldt County has a vast array of spectacular displays like mammoth bones, horseless carriages and roaring 20 exhibits fun the whole family can do!
A unique feature of where the New Frontier RV Park is located is exploring the opal mines. It is a bit of a drive, but you can “pay to mine” a rich site that has been around since 1981. Hopefully, you find some good treasure!
10. Red Rock Campground
In Clark County, Nevada just off of Moenkopi Loop, a quaint campground tucked away. Being just 20 miles from the strip, the Red Rock Campground adds an experience that compliments the fun of going to Vegas without breaking your wallet.
This place has plenty of room, so what sites are available? Here’s the line up: 53 standard sites (10 people max, 2 vehicles per site); 6 RV sites that also fit an additional vehicle, and 7 large group sites. Good news is all sites have picnic tables, grills, and campfire circles.
Red Rock has a lot more to offer, here are some note worthy amenities.
- Accessible Vault Toilet
- Campfire Programs
- Campfire Rings
- Drinking Water
- Fee Booth
- Pets Allowed
- Picnic Tables
- Trash Collection
- Vault Toilets
- Water Spigot
- Grills/Fire Ring
- Quiet Area
- Accessible Occupant Message
- Fire Pit
- Picnic Table
- Lean To/Shelter
- Tent Pad
Some surrounding activities in this area include Red Spring/ Calico basin areas which are about 2-3 miles away. Guided hikes and educational programs available on certain days as well! But the fun doesn’t stop there. Below is a quick list of some other great activities you can do while there!
- Wildlife Viewing
- Visitor Center
- Horseback Riding
- Interpretive Programs
- Historic & Cultural Site
Rates are $10-$20 US dollars a night depending on the season and what type of site you pick (like nonelectric or walk to sites). Group sites are about 60$ a night. Make sure you have made a reservation otherwise it’s a lot harder to get a place to stay!
As an FYI: the maximum time you can stay here is 14 days, there are no hookup services (electrical, propane/gas, water tank filling, or grey/black water disposal), and the weather gets pretty extreme there! Below freezing in the winter and 100+ degrees in the summer!
If you pack during those chilly or hot months bring a blanket and plenty of supplies to make sure that your vacation goes smoothly and as comfortable as possible!
The only downside is that this campsite is closed June 2nd- August 31st. However, due to Nevada’s warmer climate, you’ll find that the other available times of the year are fantastic.
11. Solstice Motor Coach Resort
Now, this is living large. If you don’t remember anything about Solstice Motorcoach Resort besides this one word—-LUXURY— then you’ve got the most essential element of this place.
Being in Mesquite Nevada makes camping here with your RV or motor coach seems like your not camping at all. Located near Lake Mead and just off the southern border of Utah, the Solstice Motorcoach Resort is simply breathtaking.
Surrounded by mountains, water features like a breathtaking pond, lots of open space, and pet parks you will just find serenity in every bit of this place.
Besides the beauty of the landscape, what’s a vacation without some fun games and activities to do? Below is just a quick snippet of all the great things you can get busy with exclusively at the Solstice Motorcoach Resort.
- Exciting clubhouse
- Walking Trails
- Game room with pool table, ping pong, and air hockey tables
- Indoor and outdoor lounge areas
- Bocce ball court
- World class golf courses (5 miles away)
- Free WiFi
- Fitness Facilities
- Landry and Shower facilities.
- Onsite 50-amp Electrical Service
- Full Onsite Hook-ups
- Wireless Internet, Phone and Cable Service
- Private and Water-front Lots
- Group and Picnic Areas
This resort definitely will take care of all your entertainment and immediate needs so you can relax and enjoy your time. At $33 US dollars a night (one adult and 5 dollars more for additional persons) you will love staying here.
Each site has full hookups and is large enough to fit even the biggest of RVs. One thing the Solstice crew has tried to do for its guests is provided large spaces for camping you have some room to stretch your legs and enjoy the Nevada air. Accommodations for class A motor homes and some lots for luxury 5th wheels are top notch.