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.
Friday 03/23 0%
High 73° / Low 52°
Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 73° / Low 48°
Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 73F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 65° / Low 42°
Partly cloudy skies. High around 65F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 03/26 0%
High 63° / Low 44°
A few clouds from time to time. High 63F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 0%
High 65° / Low 46°
Sunny. High near 65F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
Wednesday 03/28 0%
High 73° / Low 49°
Mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds N 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