Private desert camping near Rachel

The “UFO Capital of the World” offers proximity to Area 51 and dark night skies.

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#1 Night Skies, UFOs, & Jets

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Rachel, NV
Wide open desert with history. In the 1800s the area was prospected for lead and silver. It was also used as farmland decades ago, and now is infamous for it's world class night skies and Area 51 air force installation. Although you can see planes taking off towards the Nellis Bombing Range, or see jetfighter training exercises or even test flights, the US Government still hasn't acknowledged the existence of the facility... that you are not allowed to enter. This is also a UFO hotspot and required visiting for those that believe Earth may have visitors. This land means a lot to a lot of different people. For some, it means peace from city life. For others, it is the perfect setting for reflection on your life. Many find it to be the kind of adventurous or challenging tent camping they've sought. You'd be foolish not to count yourself among those the photographers, amateur astronomers, or souls that enjoy the continental United States' "darkest skies" with the least amount of light pollution in this part of the world.  Some simply like camping and getting free air shows. Finally, if you enjoy UFO stories or stories of our men in black, there is an itinerary for you here that nowhere else can provide. This area is on many "independent researchers" must-visit list. If all that weren't enough, there is an indescribable feeling of bedding down for the night in this valley. Maybe 100% of people don't feel it, but so many past visitors who have spent the night near the Extraterrestrial Highway (the real name of Nevada State Route 395 that this land is accessible from) can vouch for it. 
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Looking to go camping near Rachel, Nevada? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 160 camping options available in the area, you're sure to find the perfect spot to pitch your tent or park your RV. And with prices starting as low as $15 per night and an average price of $45 per night, you can enjoy the great outdoors without breaking the bank. Need some recommendations? Check out these top campsites: #1 Night Skies, UFOs, & Jets (5 reviews), Black Star Ranch Vineyard (4 reviews), and Cathedral Gorge Inn (3 reviews). Plus, popular amenities like showers, campfires, and trash are available, and you can enjoy activities such as surfing, wind sports, and fall fun. So pack your bags and get ready for an amazing camping experience!

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