Hiding in Plain Sight in the Bustling Nevada Desert

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If you're looking for a secluded and private campsite in the desert, this small clearing with remnants of a stone fire ring might just be the perfect spot for you. Located down a rough, but not technical, primitive BLM road, this campsite requires a four-wheel drive vehicle, but stock ground clearance is fine. While you will be visible from the highway, located a mile away, the rough road and desolate surroundings ensure that you will be left alone.

The campsite is unspoiled and is on a very slight grade so some vehicle leveling might be required. This spot offers a unique view of the desert overlooking the highway and a casino. You can enjoy the serene desert landscape with very sparse vegetation, and it is very exposed with no shade or relief from the desert sun, so it is best visited during the cooler seasons. Despite being in a busy area, this campsite is an overlooked and secluded spot that is seldom occupied by other campers, which makes it more desirable than other nearby boondocking areas in our opinion.

If you're looking for activities in the area, not far from Pioneer Saloon with vast BLM backcountry to explore. And if you need to replenish your supplies, it's a short drive back to pavement and tourist areas where you can get gas, coffee, visit a saloon, or enjoy the casino. This is a very nice and private place to spend a night or two, and with good cell service, you can still stay connected to the outside world if needed. It also offers a great view of the sky for stargazing or satellite connectivity.

Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.

Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

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