Planning a trip to Las Vegas and wanting to enjoy the outdoors and everything southern Nevada has to offer? Look no further! Trying to pick the perfect RV park or campground out of all the options in or near Las Vegas can be overwhelming, but a few sites rise above the others in terms of amenities, recreation, and location.
Here are 9 of the best RV parks and campgrounds near Las Vegas:
- Boulder Beach Campground at Lake Mead
- Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach
- Red Rock Canyon Campground
- Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
- Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Fletcher View
- Las Vegas Bay Campground at Lake Mead
- McWilliams Campground (Mount Charleston)
In the rest of this article, I’ll explain why these RV campgrounds near Las Vegas are the perfect place to stay on your next trip to southern Nevada, whether you want to hike, gamble, or both.
Table of Contents
- 1 1. Boulder Beach Campground at Lake Mead
- 2 2. Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach
- 3 3. Red Rock Canyon Campground
- 4 4. Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
- 5 5. Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town
- 6 6. Valley of Fire State Park
- 7 7. Fletcher View Campground
- 8 8. Las Vegas Bay Campground at Lake Mead
- 9 9. McWilliams Campground (Mount Charleston)
- 10 Final Thoughts
1. Boulder Beach Campground at Lake Mead
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 32 miles (51 km) | Location: google maps
Do you like to swim, boat, jetski, kayak, fish, or sail? Just minutes from Las Vegas, Boulder Beach Campground at Lake Mead is open year-round and is the perfect place to camp out for the night while enjoying the lake during the day.
One hundred forty-eight large paved sites can accommodate tents and RVs (although there are no RV hookups), fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and grills for flipping burgers and hot dogs with friends and family.
There is Wi-Fi available, but you’ll hardly use it with all the beautiful nature surrounding you! Palm trees, oleanders, and cottonwood trees lend themselves to the scenery and create a bit more privacy between sites. Throughout the area, there are water spigots and restrooms.
If all the lake activities aren’t your speed and you’re ready for a trek, the 30 mile-long (48.28 km) River Mountains Loop Trail is next to Boulder Beach Campground. The trail passes Lake Mead Lodge, Boulder Harbor, Pyramid Island, Saddle Island, the “Third Straw,” and the Lake Mead Fish Hatchery. The Owl Canyon and Historic Railroad trails are also nearby.
The National Park Service manages the RV campground, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 702-293-2540.
2. Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 33 miles (53 km) | Location: google maps
Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach provides 115 RV sites in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It’s the ideal location for sightseeing, touring Hoover Dam, shopping, and visiting Boulder City and Las Vegas, in addition to all the boating, fishing, and lake fun one can enjoy at Lake Mead.
All the RV sites have power, water, sewer, cable TV, and most have Wi-Fi. Propane is available to buy on site. The village also has an outdoor recreation area with a Bocce ball court, horseshoe pits, and picnic areas. If you need to do laundry, the facility is open 24 hours, and if you need to buy a snack or a souvenir, a convenience and gift store is in the main office complex.
Lake Mead RV requires all units to meet RIVA standards. For reservations, call 702-293-2540. There are nightly, weekly, and monthly rates, and guests can stay for a maximum of 6 months. With how great this RV park is, I wouldn’t be surprised if you decide to stay that long!
3. Red Rock Canyon Campground
Distance from Las Vegas Strip:16 miles (26 km) | Location: google maps
Located two miles (3.22 km) east of the Red Rock Visitor Center, the Red Rock Canyon Campground is open from Labor Day to Memorial Day. The Visitor Center offers guided hiking, bike riding, rock climbing, and educational programming about the history of the surrounding area.
There are 53 individual campsites and six sites that can fit an RV. The individual sites allow ten people and two cars. Additionally, seven big group sites accommodate up to 20 people. The campground is located just 20 miles (32.19 km) from the Las Vegas Strip.
There are activities for everyone at Red Rock Canyon. The area’s thirteen-mile scenic drive passes through desert landscapes, unique rock formations, and sandstone cliffs, and visitors can drive, bicycle, jog, or walk the road. Rock climbers, in particular, will be happy at Red Rock, as the area offers hundreds of climbs, from 1-2 hours to 2 or more days climbing and camping.
Numerous hiking trails provide incredible views and unique flora and fauna. Mountain biking, horseback riding, target shooting, geocaching, and backcountry camping are also popular.
Campers should know that there is no dump station for RVs and no showers. There are shade structures available at some sites, and water faucets are located throughout the campground. There are 11 vault toilets on the premises.
Visitors may reserve campground sites online or over the phone at 1-877-444-6777.
Check out our detailed article about camping at Red Rock Canyon here (with pictures).
4. Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 6 miles (10 km) | Location: google maps
Looking for a little bit of luxury? Known as Las Vegas’ most spectacular RV resort and with a “Casablanca” theme, Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort allows guests to relax in the sun during the day and enjoy the city lights at night in style.
This resort has a Clubhouse with a convenience store, restaurant, fitness center, two swimming pools, and a spa. For golfers, there’s an 18-hole course on site. You can find comfort stations throughout the property with laundry facilities and showers.
Located just south of the Las Vegas Strip, this is an ideal location if you want to enjoy the resorts on Las Vegas Boulevard without having to pay Strip hotel prices. The resort also organizes social gatherings and events for guests to enjoy, including concerts, comedians, sporting events, and tours.
Guests can choose from three different types of sites: standard, deluxe, and premium. All campsites have amp service, sewer, cable, and Wi-Fi.
Ready for some affordable luxury? Make a reservation at 1-800-566-4707 or email [email protected]
Recommended Reading: Renting an RV in Las Vegas (The Complete Guide)
5. Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 7 miles (11 km) | Location: google maps
Las Vegas KOA is one of the best places in Las Vegas to create unforgettable memories, enjoying the outdoors, gathering around a campfire, or swimming in the pool. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a hot tub, a sauna, a pool open year-round, a communal BBQ area, a dog park, and patio sites.
Las Vegas KOA also offers guests all the amenities of Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, including a 56-lane bowling alley, a movie theater, a daily laser light show, entertainment at Roxy’s Lounge, concerts, gaming, and dining.
If that’s not enough, the park is only 7.5 miles (12.07 km) from the Las Vegas Strip (free downloadable map)and the Fremont Experience, so guests have full access to everything Vegas has to offer while staying in comfort in their RVs. Sam’s Town even provides a convenient shuttle to the Strip from the property.
Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam’s Town is open all year. You can make a reservation by calling 800-562-7270.
6. Valley of Fire State Park
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 50 miles (80 km) | Location: google maps
Valley of Fire State Park is only a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas and is world-renowned for its picturesque Aztec sandstone outcrops in grey and tan limestone. Within the park, two campgrounds have a combined 72 units. Each campsite has tables, grills, water, and restrooms, and all are first-come, first-served. RV sites with power hookups are available.
Valley of Fire is an excellent place for hiking, especially for beginners or families, as nearly all the hikes are day hikes, and most are moderate. The Visitor Center has exhibits on the geology and history of the park, so before hitting the trails, guests can learn about what they’ll see along the way.
The park is close enough to Vegas to make visiting the city a definite possibility and far enough away to get the real feeling of being immersed in nature.
Recommended Reading: Where to Park an RV in Las Vegas: A Comprehensive List
7. Fletcher View Campground
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 40 miles (64 km) | Location: google maps
Like Valley of Fire, Fletcher View is close enough to Las Vegas that those who want to visit the exciting city easily can (the campground is just 24 miles or 38.62 km from Vegas). Still, it’s located within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area so that nature lovers can get their fix.
The campground is open all year and contains several sites with electric hookups, grills, campfire rings, and picnic tables.
The area is filled with beautiful scenery and unique flora and fauna. You’ll be able to see the world’s oldest organism (the Bristlecone pine) as well as ponderosa pine, Gambel oak, and mountain mahogany as you hike along the nature trail. There are also more than one hundred natural springs in the area.
Horseback riding is also common for those staying at Fletcher View, as there are more than 60 miles (96.56 km) of trails. Two trails also allow mountain biking. A scenic drive allows for gorgeous views of towering canyon walls.
Guests can’t make reservations during monsoon season (mid-July to mid-September), but you can still stay at the campground, as long as the weather allows it. Sites are first-come, first-served. For inquiries, call 702-872-5486.
8. Las Vegas Bay Campground at Lake Mead
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 27 miles (43 km) | Location: google maps
Las Vegas Bay Campground is an ideal location for those wanting quick access to the city but still wanting to avoid the hustle and bustle. It’s one of the closest campgrounds to Las Vegas, just minutes away from the city. Palm trees, oleanders, and cottonwood trees provide beauty and privacy.
Hikers can enjoy Bluffs Trail, which highlights Las Vegas Wash. Birdwatching is also common in this area, so bring your binoculars!
The campground doesn’t have direct access to the lake, but trails, fishing piers, marinas, and restaurants are just a 20-minute drive away.
Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Recommended Reading: 10 RV Parks Between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon (South Rim)
9. McWilliams Campground (Mount Charleston)
Distance from Las Vegas Strip: 52 miles (84 km) | Location: google maps
Formerly known as Dolomite Campground, McWilliams Campground was recently renovated, so now is the perfect time to check it out! The campsite is located at Lee’s Canyon in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, only 50 miles (80.47 km) away from Las Vegas.
There are several single and double-family sites with tables, grills, and campfire rings. The campground provides flush toilets and drinking water.
Hiking and mountain biking offers not only recreation but also beautiful views of the Spring Mountains. The Bristlecone Trail is just over six miles (9.66 km), making for a perfect bike ride or a moderate hike. For those wanting something shorter, the Sawmill Trail is just four miles (6.44 km) below the campground and is only 1.3 miles (2.09 km) long.
Campsites are first-come, first-served. For inquiries, call 702-872-5486.
There are many incredible campgrounds and RV sites near Las Vegas, each providing access to unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a hiker, rock climber, horseback rider, gambler, or city slicker, you’re sure to be happy in one of these nine RV parks and campgrounds.