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.
Thursday 02/21 40%
High 43° / Low 29°
Rain and snow showers this morning. The rain and snow will change to rain showers for the afternoon hours. High 43F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday 02/22 0%
High 48° / Low 25°
Abundant sunshine. High 48F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 02/23 0%
High 50° / Low 30°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High around 50F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 02/24 0%
High 55° / Low 33°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 55F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 02/25 0%
High 57° / Low 39°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 02/26 0%
High 62° / Low 45°
Partly cloudy. High 62F. Winds S 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