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 04/20 0%
High 65° / Low 57°
Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Saturday 04/21 0%
High 87° / Low 59°
Sunny skies. High 87F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 04/22 0%
High 93° / Low 66°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 93F. NE winds shifting to SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 04/23 0%
High 94° / Low 69°
Mainly sunny. High 94F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 04/24 0%
High 94° / Low 67°
Partly cloudy skies. High 94F. NNE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 04/25 0%
High 94° / Low 70°
Mostly sunny. High 94F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 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