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.
Thursday 02/21 50%
High 41° / Low 29°
Rain and snow showers this morning changing to rain showers for the afternoon. High 41F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday 02/22 10%
High 47° / Low 23°
Partly cloudy skies. High 47F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 02/23 0%
High 49° / Low 29°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 02/24 0%
High 53° / Low 32°
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 53F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 02/25 0%
High 55° / Low 37°
Partly cloudy skies. High around 55F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 02/26 0%
High 60° / Low 44°
Partly cloudy. High around 60F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Hiking – This is a popular activity in the area withe several hiking destinations nearby.
Image Credits: Don Graham via Flickr