Knob Hill Primitive Camping area offers dispersed desert camping on BLM land in Southern Nevada north of the town of Searchlight. The area has boulder covered mountainous terrain that is popular for rock climbing and four-wheel driving.
The Knob Hill area is located in the Mojave Desert which often has harsh, extreme conditions. You can expect it to be very hot or cold and dry with scorpions and snakes in the area during warmer seasons. Camping here in the summer time is not recommended.
Camping at Knob Hill is a primitive backcountry camping experience. Be prepared for a harsh environment and bring plenty of water.
Knob Hill Primitive Camping Features
|Campground Type:||Primitive, Dispersed|
|Number of Campsites:||Unlimited|
|Use Level:||Very Low|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Geo Coordinates:||35.662455, -114.850951|
|Nearest City/Town:||Searchlight, Nevada|
|Location:||Clark County, Nevada|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||17 Miles to Searchlight, Nevada|
|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.|
|Web:||Bureau of Land Management – Southern Nevada District Office|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First-come/First-Served|
When To Go
Spring & Fall – Spring and Fall offer the best weather, not too hot, and not too cold.
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 64° / Low 47°
Windy with a mix of clouds and sun. High 64F. Winds NNE at 25 to 35 mph.
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 67° / Low 49°
A mainly sunny sky. High 67F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 69° / Low 51°
Sunny skies. High 69F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 72° / Low 51°
Sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High 72F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 73° / Low 55°
Sunny. High 73F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday 10/21 60%
High 72° / Low 55°
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 72F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
What To Do
Hiking, Bouldering, & Rock Climbing – The Knob Hill area is used for hiking, bouldering, and rock climing.
Off-Roading – There are numerous Jeep trails in the area that vary in difficulty.