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
Other:

Getting There

Address:
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.

Connect

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
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 64° / Low 47°
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a mix of clouds and sun. High 64F. Winds NNE at 25 to 35 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 67° / Low 49°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 67F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Clear
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 69° / Low 51°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 69F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10/19 0%
High 72° / Low 51°
Partly Cloudy
Sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High 72F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 73° / Low 55°
Clear
Sunny. High 73F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of Rain
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.

Hiking Guides

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