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Basin and Range NM Campsites Map
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Basin and Range

There are no developed campgrounds in Basin and Range National Monument, in fact no facilities of any kind, but primitive camping is legal everywhere along existing roads and trails. I tend to stop and camp where I am when the sun goes down (including wide spots on dirt roads) but there are a fair number of traditional campsites scattered throughout the National Monument. Here I provide information on the location and condition of several such traditional sites. There is also one developed campground at Kirch Wildlife Management Area, which is included here because it can be used to access northern portions of the National Monument.

Basin and Range NM Campsites Map

Note: Campsites are red. Map based on USGS 7.5 minute topo map, which may have red grid lines and various numbers. North is at the top. Grid is UTM NAD27 CONUS. Roads are black (solid = paved; dashed = unpaved; width implies quality). Wilderness Areas (boundaries solid green, fill light green) based on BLM data. National Monument Areas (boundaries dashed green, fill light green) based on BLM data. National Forest areas (boundaries dashed brown, fill light green) based on USFS data. State Wildlife Management Area (boundaries dashed brown, fill light blue) based on NDOW data. Private land (crosshatch gray) based on NPS data. BLM areas (no overlay) based on BLM data.

Developed Campsites Primitive Campsites Backroad Primitive Campsites

Table 1. Highway Coordinates based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft)
Coal Valley S Mail Summit Road at Coal Valley Campsite 646409 4181410 37.91892 115.25840 5,259
Coal Valley E Seaman Wash Road at Cattle Guard 653085 4198043 37.77016 115.33770 4,984
GV Crags Mail Summit Road at Garden Valley Crags 632129 4190066 37.85033 115.49820 6,043
GV Gravel Pit Mail Summit Road at Garden Valley Gravel Pit 624892 4203718 37.97436 115.57806 5,564
Kirch Wayne E. Kirch WMA Dave Deacon Campground 662998 4250335 38.38825 115.13372 5,223
Leviathan Leviathan Road Trailhead 624615 4189188 37.84348 115.58373 6,349
Mail Summit Mail Summit Road at Parking Area 657607 4169029 37.75104 115.13098 4,255
Seaman Gravel Pit
Seaman Wash Rd Gravel Pit 664660 4179632 37.65676 115.21329 4,331

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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