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
Cost: No Fee
Use Level: Very Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: None
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 35.662455, -114.850951
Nearest City/Town: Searchlight, Nevada
Elevation: 1350 Feet
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.


Phone: 702-515-5000
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.

Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/20 20%
High 44° / Low 30°
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. High 44F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Sunday 01/21 0%
High 48° / Low 31°
Sunshine. High 48F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 01/22 0%
High 50° / Low 37°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 01/23 0%
High 55° / Low 38°
A mainly sunny sky. High around 55F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 01/24 0%
High 58° / Low 40°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/25 10%
High 55° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 55F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.

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.

Hiking Guides

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