11 Glorious Campgrounds In Nevada Where No Reservation Is Required

The camping season is well upon us, and Nevada has no shortage of spectacular campgrounds where no reservation is required. From the many mountains in the Silver State to the blue waters of Lake Mead, Lake Tahoe, and other bodies of water, to the desert for which Nevada is known, here is a list of 11 of the best no reservation campgrounds in Nevada for a restful sojourn within nature. Take a look.

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Camping in Nevada is always a spectacular adventure. Keep these campsites in mind for your next family camping trip! Have you camped at any of these gorgeous, no reservation campgrounds? Did I leave your favorite off the list? Please comment below.

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Campgrounds in Nevada

July 18, 2019

What are some of the best campgrounds in Nevada?

There are tons of really great campgrounds to choose from in Nevada, so it really depends on the type of experience you’d like to have. For a unique camping adventure unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else, check out Valley of Fire State Park, Cathedral Gorge State Park, and the Black Rock Desert Recreation Area. If lush forests and lakes are more your thing, then you’ll want to take a look at the Ruby Mountains Scenic Area, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and Great Basin National Park. All of these destinations are recommended for their incredible camping opportunities.

Are you allowed to camp in state parks?

Yes, most of Nevada’s state parks boast year-round or seasonal camping for visitors. Keep in mind that some campgrounds in Nevada may have limited facilities or access during the winter months, though. Each park is unique so there’s bound to be a state park camping style that suits you, whether you consider yourself a diehard tent camper or an RV or cabin “glamper”. Learn more about Nevada’s state parks and their camping options at their official website here.

What are some of the things I need to take on a camping trip?

Be sure to always pack the necessities, no matter what type of camping you’ll be doing. These include medical supplies, bug spray, sunscreen, suitable clothing, food, and water. If you’re going somewhere remote, you’ll also want to be sure you have plenty of fuel and reliable transportation. When you’re camping in a cabin or something of the sort, some amenities may be provided for you. However, if you’re tent camping, you’ll want to be sure to create a thorough list of anything and everything you may need for a comfortable and safe camping trip ahead of time.