The Absolute Best Camping Near Las Vegas!

Written by Cindy Rasmussen
Updated: July 4, 2022
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Whether you want to get away from the buzz of Vegas or you are coming to Vegas for a mix of the nightlife and nature, there are some amazing campgrounds in Nevada that are near Las Vegas. Read on to find out where the absolute best camping is near Las Vegas, Nevada.

Absolute Best Camping Near the Vegas Strip:

If you want to stay close to the Strip here are a few of the absolute best camping spots less than 10 miles from the Vegas Strip.

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1. Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam’s Town: 7 miles to the Strip

The Las Vegas KOA is right next door to the Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino so you can enjoy a night at the casino and walk home to your RV for a restful sleep. There is a North Camp and a South Camp with similar amenities. The South Camp is the larger of the two. There’s a small pool and spa for guests as well as a small fenced-in dog run. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino next door has an 18-screen theatre, bowling alley, Roxy’s lounge for shows and a food court. All within walking distance. This is not the place to stay if you want to get close to nature, it is more like a parking lot with a few cleverly placed trees, but you will be close to the action of Vegas.

Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam’s Town
Miles to the Vegas Strip7 miles (20 min drive)
LocationEast of the Strip
Nearest CasinoSam’s Town Hotel and Casino (Next Door!)
RV Sites287 sites
Tent Sites0
AmenitiesShowers, restrooms, pool, spa, dog walk
ReservationsYes
What Makes it the Absolute BestRight next door to large Casino/Hotel

2. Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort: 6.6 miles to the Strip

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Escape the desert heat at Oasis Las Vegas RV resort, complete with two large pools!

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The Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort has an oasis feel to it with extensive landscaping with palm trees and waterfalls. The gated park has a “Casablanca” feel throughout. If you plan to stay awhile in Las Vegas this is a wonderful camping community. Located only 6 ½ miles south of the strip it is an easy access to Hwy 15 to the downtown strip. There are two large pools, a hot tub, clubhouse, several dog runs, an onsite café and a small golf course.

Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
Miles to the Vegas Strip6.6 miles (12 min drive)
LocationSouth of the strip, just east of Hwy 15
RV Sites700 sites
Tent Sites0
AmenitiesShowers, restrooms, laundry, family pool, adult pool, spa,
exercise room, small store, Oasis Café onsite
ReservationsYes
What Makes it the Absolute BestLuxury landscaping and two large pools!

3. Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort: 7 miles to the Strip

Voted as one of the top 5 Luxury RV Resorts by USA Today in 2019, 2020 and 2021, the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort really takes everything one step further. This resort only allows Class A Motorcoaches, so no Class B or C or bumper pulled campers. Each site has plenty of room for your Motorcoach plus an amazing patio buildout with thatch covered picnic area and BBQ grill. The grounds have 5 pools, hot tub, mini-golf, pickle ball, clubhouse, diner and a gated entrance.

Las Vegas Motorcoach Ressort
Miles to the Vegas Strip7 miles (20 min drive)
LocationSouth of the Strip, just west of Hwy 15
RV Sites407 sites: Must be a Class A Motorcoach
Tent SitesNo tent camping allowed
Amenitiesshowers, restroom, laundry, 5 swimming pools, hot tubs,
dog exercise area, diner
ReservationsYes
What Makes it the Absolute BestMost luxurious camping around!

4. Main Street Station RV Park: 6.8 miles to the heart of the Strip

If you want to stay north of the strip and be able to walk to the Freemont Strip Entertainment District, then this basic RV park is for you. It is a small parking lot of a campground with a few trees, but it’s right next door to the Main Street Casino Brewery and Hotel. When you stay at the RV park you also get access to the California Hotel’s pool and fitness area which is just a short walk away. If you plan on spending most of your time seeing Vegas instead of at the campground this is one of the absolute best places to stay!

Main Street Station RV Park
Miles to the Vegas Strip6.8 miles to the heart (10 min drive), but right on the
North end of the strip, walk to Freemont Street
Entertainment District
LocationNorth of the strip, one block off Main Street
RV Sites72 sites
Tent Sites0
AmenitiesShowers, restrooms, laundry, access to hotel pool &
fitness area
ReservationsYes
What makes it the absolute bestWalk to the Freemont Street, use Hotel Pool &
Fitness Area, best of both worlds!

Absolute Best Camping Near Las Vegas:

5. Red Rock Canyon Campground: 23 miles to the Strip

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Red Rock Canyon Campground is a hiker’s paradise with 31 trails.

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For more traditional rustic camping, you can stay just 30 minutes outside of Vegas at the Red Rock Canyon Campground. The campsites are spread out at the bottom of the nearby mountains and have covered picnic tables, but that is about it. There are no RV sites, no water or electricity hookups or a dump stations, so plan ahead. There are a few drinking fountains throughout the park and vault toilets. This is a hiker’s paradise with 31 different hiking trails and loops through the 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. Be prepared to see some unique animals like the red racer snake, Merriam’s kangaroo rat, tiger whiptail lizard and cute desert cottontails.

Amazing Desert Animals: Merriam’s Kangaroo Rat
Merriam’s kangaroo rats are well adapted to life in the desert. The San Bernardino Merriam’s kangaroo rat is listed as endangered.

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Red Rock Canyon Campground
Miles to the Vegas Strip23 miles (30 min drive)
LocationWest of downtown Vegas, in the Red Rock Canyon
RV Sites0, No hookups or dump station
Tent Sites53
AmenitiesVault toilets, drinking water
ReservationsYes, book in advance, CLOSED all summer
What Makes it the Absolute BestHiker’s paradise!

6. Boulder Beach Campground at Lake Mead: 33 miles to the Strip

Lake Mead is a popular place to swim, boat and fish. Staying at the Boulder Beach Campground gives you close access to everything in the area.

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If you are looking for a campground near the beach, then Boulder Beach Campground is perfect for you. This campsite is right by Boulder Beach on Lake Mead. Enjoy swimming, boating and sailing along the mile of shoreline. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table and can fit an RV or tent. You can also check out the nearby Lake Mead RV village. Many of the sites are shaded with tall palm trees and have views of Lake Mead. If you go hiking in Lake Mead National Park be ready to spot many birds, antelope, squirrels and maybe a coyote!

Boulder Beach Campground
Miles to the Vegas Strip33 miles (38 minute drive)
LocationEast of Las Vegas near Lake Mead and Hoover Dam
RV Sites148 large RV/Tent Sites
Tent Sites148 large RV/Tent Sites
AmenitiesPicnic tables, fire pits, grills, drinking water, restrooms (no showers)
ReservationsYes
What Makes it the Absolute BestOnly a short walk to a beautiful swimming beach!


The Featured Image

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Red Rock Canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, hiking and trails, plants and wildlife, geology, camping, cultural resources an We loop the drive every time we visit Las Vegas, and enjoy.
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I'm a Wildlife Conservation Author and Journalist, raising awareness about conservation by teaching others about the amazing animals we share the planet with. I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a degree in Elementary Education and I am a former teacher. When I am not writing I love going to my kids' soccer games, watching movies, taking on DIY projects and running with our giant Labradoodle "Tango".

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