Virgin River Canyon Campground is a large campground located in the scenic river gorge the separates the Northern Arizona town of Beaver Dam and the Virgin Mountains. This area is known as the “Arizona Strip”, which refers to the small strip of Arizona north of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. The area around Virgin River Canyon Campground serves as a gateway to the Paiute Wilderness, which offers plenty of outdoor exploration. There are a couple short hiking trails accessible from the campground, along with direct access to the Virgin River.
There are 75 tent and RV campsites at Virgin River Canyon Campground. Many of the campsites at the campground are RV friendly and are pull-through campsites. Each campsite offers a picnic table, fire ring, and access to vault toilets.
Virgin River Canyon Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||75 Campsites|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Sort Of – River Beach Access|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined – Large RVs OK|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Geo Coordinates:||36.951118, -113.793286|
|Nearest City/Town:||Mesquite, Nevada|
|Location:||Mohave County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||20 Miles to Mesquite, Nevada|
|Directions:||From Mesquite, Nevada, drive east on Interstate 15 for about 20 miles. Take the Cedar Pockets exit, located halfway through the Virgin River Gorge.|
|Web:||Bureau of Land Management – Arizona Strip Field Office|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First-come/First-Served|
When To Go
Spring & Fall – Virgin River Canyon Campground is best in spring and fall largely because of the temperature. Summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees, while winter temperatures drop well below freezing at night.
Saturday 07/21 20%
High 106° / Low 82°
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 106F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 07/22 0%
High 107° / Low 84°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 107F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 07/23 0%
High 111° / Low 86°
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 111F. NE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 07/24 0%
High 114° / Low 87°
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 114F. NE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 07/25 0%
High 114° / Low 88°
Partly cloudy skies. High 114F. E winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 07/26 0%
High 114° / Low 87°
Generally sunny. High 114F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
What To Do
Hiking – This is a popular activity in the area withe several hiking destinations nearby.
Image Credits: Don Graham via Flickr