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Bittersprings Campground
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Bittersprings Campground
Bittersprings Campground
Northshore Road at Bitter Spring Road (view NE)


Bittersprings Campground is a primitive, backcountry campground off Northshore Road in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There are no amenities other than a flat place in the wash to park and pitch tents, but it is quiet and far from the incessant drone of RV generators. The campground is small, probably too small for more than two small, quiet groups.

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Bittersprings Campground

Watch Out

Other than the standard warnings about hiking in the desert, ... this area is pretty safe so long as the sky is clear. This area is in a flashflood zone, so don't camp here if thunderstorms threaten. Access to this campground can be is suitable for a carefully driven sedan, but a high-clearance vehicle would be safer.

While out and about, please respect the land and the other people out there, and try to Leave No Trace of your passage. If campers wander too far, nobody will find them, so be sure to bring the 10 Essentials. Cell phones don't work.

Bittersprings Campground

Getting to the Campground

This primitive campground is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, about 1 hour east of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out to Lake Mead. From the intersection of Northshore Road and Lakeshore Road, drive north on Northshore Road for 25.9 miles to Bittersprings Road, which is just before Mile Marker 26. Turn left (north) onto Bittersprings Road and drive north for 0.7 miles to the campground, on the right at a point where the road cuts through a gap in the mountains.

For details of the road and GPS waypoints, see the Bittersprings Road page.

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Bittersprings Campground
Not a good day to camp here: thunderstorms coming!
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