Best Camping in Nevada

Looking for the best camping in Nevada? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Nevada. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Photograph Zephyr Cove at Sunset

    After pulling into the parking it is only a a few minute walk right down to the beach. This place is incredible for sunrise and and sunset. The water is so calm because its tucked back in the cove which gives awesome reflections of the sky in the ...

  • Hike the Bowl of Fire in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness

    The Bowl of Fire, tucked away in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness, is made up of the same dramatic conglomerate as that of the Valley of Fire, only almost no-one stops to visit as they blitz by on Northshore Road in the Lake Mead National Recreation...

    8 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp at Wheeler Peak Campground in Great Basin NP

    Located on the Nevada/Utah border about 4 hours from Salt Lake City, it's a hidden gem!Wheeler Peak is Nevada's second highest mountain at just over 13000ft and provides the backbone of the park. A beautiful winding road takes you almost to the to...

  • Camp at Arch Rock Campground in Valley of Fire State Park

    Arch Rock Campground is first come first serve campground in Valley of Fire State Park. It is the more "primitive" of the two campsites in the park. That is, there are far less RVs in this site and it is often easier to get a spot.To get here, tak...

  • Exploring Cathedral Gorge SP

    Cathedral Gorge seems like a hidden gem. There aren't many people who visit so if you go, you should have plenty of room to do as you wish. The Gorge was created through volcanic activity millions of years ago which spewed ash into mounds that wer...

  • Camp at Boxcar Cove

    The shoreline of "Lake" Mead is what you would expect of a large, man-made reservoir with fluctuating water levels (muddy & unpleasant), but that is not to say that the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is not filled with incredible places to...

    0 miles 0 ft gain

  • Bouldering at Kraft Boulders, Red Rock

    Drive through Calico Basin near Red Rock Canyon Conservatory Area, and park at the end of the road. (The parking lot is pinpointed above) Once you're out of your car, you'll see the Cube. It's a 25 foot boulder, with both easy and extremely diffic...

    0.25 miles

  • Explore Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens

    The Ward Charcoal Ovens are a unique photo location with some of the darkest night skies in the country. Being a Nevada state park, the area is lightly traveled, which means you won't be competing with other photographers for your perfect shot.The...

  • Desert Photography Exploration

    The central area of Nevada is a desolate area great for night Milky Way photography and exploring old homesteads. Armed with good GPS maps and tires you can explore the low lands and the mountain tops approaching 10K in elevation.From Battle Mount...

  • Rock Climb at Red Rock Conservation Area

    The official address for Red Rock Conservation area for you GPS travelers is: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161. Head into the park, and you'll be on the one way Scenic Loop Drive. Red Rock is home to thousands of different routes, so it's ...

  • Summit Wheeler Peak

    Not a feat for the faint of heart. You have to want this one. Especially if you are dealing with intermittent patches of snow. The Upper Lehman Creek Trail, the Wheeler Peak Trail, and the summit are not overly challenging when done on their own, ...

    16 miles 5500 ft gain

  • Camp at Zephyr Cove

    Zephyr Cove on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe is a fantastic starting point for a host of water sports and outdoor activities, from wake surfing to backpacking to trail running on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Zephyr Cove Resort campground has 47 walk...