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Dispersed Primitive Campsites
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mojave National Preserve
Dispersed Campsites
Dispersed Campsites
Traditional campsite behind Hole in the Wall

Overview

Traditionally used, dispersed campsites are undeveloped sites along backroads where people have camped for years (i.e., these have, at the least, a bare-dirt parking area and a fire ring). Dispersed camping is allowed at some 300 sites throughout the preserve, but not along paved roads, not in day-use areas, not within 0.25 miles of water sources. Other than a fire ring (metal or stone), there are no facilities (i.e., no water, restrooms, or picnic tables) and no camping fees at the dispersed campsites. Do not drive over bushes, expand the parking areas, or make new campsites. The park has inventoried the location of more than 300 traditional campsites, so if you try to make a new one, they will know about it. People use dispersed campsites to get away from it all, so given a choice, be considerate and camp away from other campers; this preserves everyone's tranquility and solitude.

Link to map.

Dispersed Campsites
Traditional campsite along Black Canyon Road
Dispersed Campsites
Traditional campsite along Black Canyon Road
Dispersed Campsites
Lanfair Valley
Dispersed Campsites
Lanfair Valley
Dispersed Campsites
Silver Peak Trailhead
Dispersed Campsites
Silver Peak Trailhead
Dispersed Campsites
Silver Peak Trailhead
dispersed campsite  yes
Kelso Dunes
dispersed campsite  yes
Kelso Dunes
dispersed campsite  yes
Kelso Dunes
dispersed campsite  yes
Kelso Dunes Road
dispersed campsite  yes
Kelso Dunes Road
Kelso Dunes Road
"Stone Table" campsite; Caruthers Canyon
Kelso Dunes Road
"Stone Table" campsite; Caruthers Canyon
Kelso Dunes Road
"Stone Table" campsite; Caruthers Canyon
Kelso Dunes Road
"Stone Table" campsite; Caruthers Canyon
Kelso Dunes Road
"Stone Table" campsite; Caruthers Canyon
primitive campsite  yes
"Stone Table" campsite; Caruthers Canyon
primitive campsite  yes
"Stone Table" campsite; Caruthers Canyon
primitive campsite  yes
Primitive dinner at a primitive campsite; Caruthers Canyon
Caruthers Canyon
Campsite in Upper Caruthers Canyon
Caruthers Canyon
Campsite in Upper Caruthers Canyon
Caruthers Canyon
Caruthers Canyon; lower campsite area (view W)
Caruthers Canyon
Caruthers Canyon; oak trees camp area (view NE)

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