Virgin Mountains Primitive Camping area offers dispersed camping on BLM managed land in Southern Nevada where it would be hard to run into another person. The area is known for rugged desert terrain and wide-open spaces back by jagged mountains. There are a handful trails and dirt roads that wind through the area. This remote area is home desert dwellers like coyotes, snakes, scorpions, and the occasional tarantula.
There are no developed campgrounds here in the Virgin Mountains Primitive Camping area, you are free to camp anywhere you can find a spot, but try and camp where someone else previously camped. The Virgin Mountains are located in the Mojave Desert which often has extreme conditions. Camping here in the summer time is not recommended. Be prepared for a harsh environment and bring plenty of water. Developed camping is available 20 miles from Mesquite, Nevada at the Virgin River Canyon Campground.
Virgin Mountains 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:||36.658249, -114.112837|
|Nearest City/Town:||Mesquite, Nevada|
|Elevation:||500 – 2300 Feet|
|Location:||Clark County, Nevada|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||20+ Miles to Mesquite, Nevada|
|Directions:||Heading north on I-15 toward Mesquite take exit for Bunkerville. Drive over the concrete Virgin River bridge, turn left and head towards mountains for dispersed primitive camping.|
|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.
Friday 07/20 20%
High 100° / Low 84°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 80s.
Saturday 07/21 20%
High 105° / Low 82°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 105F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 07/22 0%
High 108° / Low 84°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 108F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 07/23 0%
High 111° / Low 87°
Mostly sunny. High 111F. NNE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 07/24 0%
High 114° / Low 89°
Sunny. High 114F. NNE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 07/25 0%
High 115° / Low 89°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 115F. NE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
What To Do
Hiking – There are hiking trails available within the Virgin Mountains area.
Off-Roading – There are numerous Jeep trails in the area that vary in difficulty.
Image Credits: Ken Lund via Flickr