What you need to know about RVing in Nevada
Nevada is the perfect state for RVing: a wide-open state will all kinds of fascinating places to see and things to do. RVers can connect with dinosaurs, ghost towns, saloons, and haunted hotels; mines and mining camps, museums and galleries; opera and symphonies, hiking and boating; hot springs, stargazing and more! As the figures attest, out-of-staters and Nevadans love RVing in Nevada with 2017 RV Sales and Services reaching $92.6m. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there will never be enough time to discover everything that Nevada has to offer, but here is some great information to get you on your way.
Nevada is overflowing with national and state parks, fish and wildlife areas, and national forests. Take your pick: fishing, desert hiking, exploring ghost towns or mines. Most primitive campsites are free, but with no RV hookups. Reserved sites are also available. The Humboldt-Toiyabee National Forest offers year-round recreation on 6.3 million acres, while other state park sites plan special events, such as “Coffee with a Ranger.”
In general, fees average $15-20 a night per vehicle with a day entrance of $5-10. The higher prices apply to vehicles not registered in Nevada. Boat launch fees range from $10 to 25, depending on location.
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Also called “free camping,” boondocking is RVing at its most idyllic for many people. Close to nature, private, quiet, with great stargazing, boondocking is a kind of “glamping,” with all the essential amenities of home.
The extensive Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands is the heart of Nevada. This is public land, open to all. With 67% of land designated at BLM, Nevada has the second largest area in the US.
Stay limits vary and some campgrounds have fees. Nevada adheres to the Leave No Trace philosophy of camping, something RVers should be especially good at. BLM campgrounds vary in their access to facilities. Some require a modest fee and are generally available on a first-come-first-served basis. Others can be reserved. The BLM Camping Site has a reservations link as well as information by region.