The best camping near Ice Age Fossils State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ice Age Fossils State Park adventure.

Vast beds of Ice Age fossils can be found at this state park just north of Las Vegas.  

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Las Vegas RV Resort

378 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Las Vegas, NV
With 379 full hook-up sites and accommodations for 100-plus feet, we are overwhelmingly the first choice for RV camping in the Las Vegas region. All sites have 30 and 50 AMP connections for recreational vehicles. And, the only Adult-Only RV Resort in Las Vegas! Choose from standard, deluxe, premium, and XL sites. RVs must be fully self-contained with a grey and black water holding tank and must be 20 years or newer. RESORT AMENITIES & FEATURES Swimming Pool Laundry Clean Restrooms Meeting Room 24 Hour Courtesy Patrol Fitness Center Spa Pet Area General Store
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Mom's RV Spot

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Las Vegas, NV
Welcoming camp experience in the Las Vegas area. Private RV spot tucked away on a large lot in a quiet neighborhood, yet only 15 minutes to the downtown Fremont Street Experience, and about 25 minutes to the large strip properties like Caesars Palace and MGM. Las Vegas has a lot to offer, but we have you covered with the RV spot. We are in the NW valley with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. When the sun goes down over the Spring Mountains and Mount Charleston beautiful colors illuminate evening clouds. We are in somewhat of a rural area, so you might see bats in the evening, and bunnies in the morning. We have even seen coyote, owl, and of course lots of geese flying between golf courses in the morning during many months of the year. We are away from the city lights, so nighttime can be quite dark, but the moon can be a spectacular site in the night sky. Red Rock Canyon is 16 miles away. Many of our guests enjoy the scenic beauty or climbing opportunities in Red Rock. Nevada's newest state park, Ice Age Fossils State Park, is just a few miles away and offers a glimpse into prehistoric time in the region. If you enjoy ziplining then check out Slotzilla at Fremont Street or on the Las Vegas strip at the LINQ. Our Hipcamp comes equipped with water, electrical service (both 30amp and 50amp), and a sewer connection.
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Jeffry’s Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Las Vegas, NV
We are a local farm and rescue. All funds earned from our spare space go to feeding, maintenance and the care of all of our animals. We are best known for Fergie The Camel. She’s been spotted on national news multiple times for her love of french fries in the In-N-Out drive-through. She lives on property and loves attention! Check her out! https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/have-you-seen/2022/10/06/camel-gets-french-fries-n-out-drive-thru-las-vegas/8194957001/
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Garden Oasis in the Heart of Vegas

1 site · RV2 acres · Las Vegas, NV
Our property sits on 2 acres in the heart of Las Vegas. It is one of the original homesteads of Las Vegas which we are trying to take back to a homestead. The original owners of the property played a huge hand in the building of Vegas. As we have cleaned up the property treasures of a 100 years ago have been found all over the property. On the property you will find a huge garden out front that you are welcome to pick from. We also have over 50 trees on the property you are welcome to walk around and enjoy. If you find yourself in the duck coop or the chicken coop and find an egg you are welcome to enjoy it. Feel free to enjoy the pool, bbq and outside bathroom which has a shower, and full size washer and dryers. We are a smoke/drug free site please be respectful of this rule and violators will be asked to leave without refund. Because we are a "working hobby farm" you will see some weeds and you may even see a project or two we are working on, feel free to join in but please be understanding that in order for us to improve things it will get little messy and can take time to complete. Also, please check the weather before you book, Vegas if very hot during the summer months, if your rig doesn't have AC you will not be comfortable as night temps can be easily over 100.
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Laid Back Las Vegas Farm

1 site · Tent1 acre · North Las Vegas, NV
This is a half acre property in a rural neighborhood in North Las Vegas. Pine trees, fruit trees and grass. Goats, chickens, turkeys and ducks roam freely. You can pitch a tent or sleep on the raised deck. We have a dog hospice and rescue wild birds. Ten minutes to the strip. Layed back friendly people. Please bring your portable potty. Camp under Pine trees on a redwood raised deck or on the ground. Chickens, goats, turkeys will be your companions. We are open to workshops, and any creative use.
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City Land

1 site · Tent5 acres · Las Vegas, NV
This land is located in the heart of Las Vegas center city close to the strip! If interested u can use tent and things to use space! Excellent view of the city sky line and beautiful sunset views lots of open space and privacy no current neighbors or anyone to bother you during ur stay u can contact me if needed
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Retro Camper with Mountain Views

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Jean, NV
Welcome to your peaceful, desert getaway. This little Retro Camper is only about 35 minutes from the Strip. The property is home to Joshua trees, desert mountain views, beautiful sunsets, and some of the best star gazing around. The camper comes with a full kitchen, a refrigerator, microwave, and gas stove. Dishes and utensils are provided as well as bedding and towels. The bed is about a full size bed, maybe a bit smaller, cozy for two people to sleep in. The camper comes with two space heaters and extra blankets for the winter, an overhead air conditioning unit for the summer. The shower has cold water only and is an outdoor shower. Check out our "Extras" to reserve firewood and a S'mores Kit to enjoy under the stars! Head across the street to the Pioneer Saloon for some great food and live music. Enjoy the beautiful scenery just outside of one of the biggest travel destinations in the USA! IG: @nvretrocamper
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Beagletopia Among The Desert

1 site · RV1 acre · Enterprise, NV
Las Vegas has been booming for years. With all this growth, we were able to get our quiet little place before it got too crazy. We enjoy being close to all the happenings with easy access in and out but are more off the beaten path on a quiet road. We are home to the Southern NV Beagle Rescue Foundation, warmly known as Beagletopia. Learn more about this land: Convenient dry camping, self contained RV spot. (generators may be used on your own. no power supply) Open desert views and close to the Las Vegas strip! Las Vegas strip is @ 9 miles, 15 minutes away) We are close to shopping and the Raiders practice stadium. Hike in nearby Red Rock canyon (25 min away) or Mt Charleston (1 hours). Local I-15 highway is only 5 minutes to get to. When you choose to stay with us, you support a local nonprofit dog rescue. You may see some of our local wildlife and wake up to the dogs tracking and starting the day.
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Lower bristlecone camp / rv / van

1 site · RV1 acre · Las Vegas, NV
LOCATED IN TOIYABE NATIONAL FOREST YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY PICTURESQUE MOUNTAINS, 1000 YEAR OLD BRISTLECONE TREES, WILD HORSES AND GREENERY, A SHORT 40 MINUTE DRIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, THIS PROPERTY IS A HALF AN ACRE AND IS MINUTES FROM THE SKI LODGE AND THE BEST HIKING. COME UP FOR SOME FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR.
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Greti Farm

1 site · RV1 acre · Las Vegas, NV
A hidden respite from the city yet close enough to catch a show on The Strip easily or go for a breathtakingly lovely hike, our small hideaway is ready to enjoy. We rescue farm animals, so fresh eggs are available for a donation, and you may encounter a goat or two during your stay. Our quiet street will maintain your privacy and you can enjoy the amenities of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon. Valley of Fire, and Mount Charleston within easy driving distance. We welcome you into our little farm world.
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Desert Paradise with Mountain Views

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Moapa Valley, NV
Learn more about this land:Tiny farm campsite in Southern Nevada surrounded by beautiful mountains, trails, green hay fields and simple farm life. Grassy field campsite with large shade trees lining the west and beautiful 180 degree mountain views surrounding. Secluded and peaceful setting perfect for bird watching and open skies for stargazing at night. Valley of Fire, Lake Mead and Red rock mountains with ATV and hiking trails less than 30 minutes away. You can park a trailer, or set up your tent with water available, and commode with eco friendly composting toilet. Wifi available close to the house only.
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Suite spot

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Las Vegas, NV
Peaceful secluded and Mountain View’s and sunsets, perfect for couples get away with hiking, yoga class, you can bring your atvs if you like. Solar powered container home with well water, a/c,tv and wifi. Off road scenic drive on the way up that will require a 4x4 or a vehicle that can get through a rocky, sandy, hilly terrain.
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The best camping near Ice Age Fossils State Park guide

Overview

About

The Upper Las Vegas Valley and Wash was once a lush wetland, and home to massive mammoths, dire wolves, saber-tooth cats, and other prehistoric creatures during the last Ice Age, and a large concentration of their fossils can be found in the area. Established in 2017, Ice Age Fossils State Park covers 315 acres within the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument just north of Las Vegas. Camping is not permitted inside the park, but options can be found at nearby Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mojave National Preserve, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, along with private campsites near Las Vegas.

When to go

For the best weather, visit Ice Age Fossils State Park in the spring and fall. Spring is also the best time to look for the rare bear paw poppy in the park. Temperatures in the summer often exceed 100°F, making it unpleasant (and unsafe) to visit. In the winter, temperatures can drop below freezing, though it rarely snows. The park is open year-round, from sunrise to sunset.

Know before you go

  • There are currently no facilities available inside the park, though a visitor center is being built. Bring everything you will need with you.
  • The park offers very limited shade. Bring a hat, wear sun protection, and drink plenty of water if you plan to explore during the day.
  • Mountain biking and operating OHV, UTV, and other motorized vehicles is not permitted inside the park.
  • It is illegal to touch or remove any fossils, bone fragments, or tusks.
  • Flash floods can be a risk. Always keep an eye on conditions and seek higher ground if rain is forecast.

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