Las Vegas is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, luxurious resorts, and dazzling entertainment. However, many campgrounds are also nestled amidst the glitz and glamour. These will provide you with an entirely different experience…. Errrm, well, at you’ll basically be sleeping in your rig in a glorified parking lot. Truthfully, while the ‘nature’ part of camping will be all but lost by camping in the city, it’s worth covering these options for staying in town in case you’re arriving late and don’t want to drive or just want to make a quick stop through town. With our camper vans, you could easily stealth park in a safe neighborhood or in a secure hotel parking lot if you just need a place to sleep. That’s why, in my opinion, paying for camping in the city should be avoided. You’ll spend about what you’d spend on a low or mid-range hotel room and will have kind of a sketchy experience you wouldn’t want to take pictures of. With the 2-3 exceptions mentioned below, go to one of the other campgrounds mentioned in our blog like Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, or Mt. Charleston. If your mind is made up that you need to camp in the city and pay for it, however, in this blog post, we will explore 10 options for staying at a campground in Las Vegas.
This one is one of the nicer places to camp… and you’re going to pay about what you’d pay for a cheaper hotel room. One of the premier options for camping within the city limits is the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort. This upscale RV resort offers top-notch amenities, including a massive swimming pool, hot tubs, a fitness center, and even an 18-hole putting course. The resort’s location is just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, providing the perfect blend of convenience and tranquility.
The Cost Comparison: While it won’t cost you what it costs to stay at the Bellagio, the cost of an RV site at the Oasis Resort can be compared to getting a cheaper hotel or motel room in town.
This one is also nice, but on the southeast side of town where it’s a little run down and sketchy at night. The Las Vegas RV Resort is near the Las Vegas Convention Center. Not that you’d want to camp out for your work conference, but hey, if you’re hustling, we appreciate that. The resort features spacious pull-through RV sites, a heated pool, a spa, and a clubhouse with various activities.
The Cost Comparison: When compared to hotels in the convention center area, staying at the Las Vegas RV Resort can be a budget-friendly option, especially for those with extended stays.
Located adjacent to the Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, the Las Vegas KOA offers a pavement camping experience. They’ve got RV sites, hookups, cabins, and various amenities, including a pool, hot tub, and a pet playground, but I wouldn’t recommend this area of town nor this campground to my mother-in-law or friends. In fact, I’d tell someone just to park on the street in the neighborhood to get the same experience for free. Guests can easily access the hotel’s facilities, restaurants, and entertainment options. You could do so by parking in the parking lot as well.
The Cost Comparison: Opting for an RV site at the Las Vegas KOA can be a cost-effective alternative to staying at Sam’s Town Hotel while enjoying a unique outdoor experience.
Hitchin’ Post RV Park & Motel is a packed, side-by-side campground on the Northeast side of town. It’s got family-friendly option for both RV travelers and motel guests. The campground provides full hook-up RV sites with a picnic table and barbecue grill. Additionally, they offer a quaint motel with clean and comfortable rooms for those who prefer a more traditional accommodation. I personally don’t think it’s worth driving over there for this campground, but if you’re already over there and in a pinch, it’ll do.
The Cost Comparison: With the option to choose between an RV site and a motel room, Hitchin’ Post caters to a wide range of budgets, offering an affordable way to experience Las Vegas.
This is for Class-A huge RVs only. And you’ll pay for it. For those seeking a luxurious camping experience, the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort is a great fit. This high-end RV resort offers premium amenities such as private hot tubs, outdoor kitchens, and lush landscaping. The resort’s location near the Strip allows for easy access to the city’s attractions.
The Cost Comparison: While the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort represents the higher end of the camping spectrum, it still presents a competitive option when compared to luxury hotels on the Strip. You’ll pay more than a budget hotel, however, and you’ll still have the cost of your Class-A.
Situated in the Boulder City area, the Thousand Trails Las Vegas RV Resort offers a serene and peaceful environment for campers. The resort is surrounded by beautiful desert landscapes, making it an excellent choice for nature lovers. It provides a variety of recreational activities, including hiking trails and organized events.
The Cost Comparison: Compared to hotels in the city center, Thousand Trails offers an affordable way to experience the natural beauty of the region without sacrificing comfort.
Situated near the Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Casino, the Arizona Charlie’s Boulder RV Park is a convenient choice for travelers looking to explore the eastern side of Las Vegas. It’s kind of a run down area that feels dangerous. Sketchy is the right word. The RV park offers easy access to dining, gaming, and entertainment options at the casino.
The Cost Comparison: While the rates at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder RV Park can be competitive with nearby hotel prices, the campground provides a distinct highway-side camping experience.
Located in Boulder City, just a short drive from Las Vegas, the Boulder Oaks RV Resort is nestled amidst the picturesque desert landscape. You’ll be packed in with other large trailers and Class-A rigs, but it’s clean and attractive. Boulder city is a quaint, nice place. It’s quieter and safer than Las Vegas. The resort features full hook-up sites with stunning views, a refreshing pool, and a spacious clubhouse.
The Cost Comparison: For those willing to drive a little further from the city, the Boulder Oaks RV Resort offers a serene retreat that may be more cost-effective than hotels in the city center.
Desert Eagle RV Park is situated in the heart of Las Vegas, making it a convenient choice for travelers looking to explore the city’s attractions. It’s not nature or beautiful by any means, but the park offers essential amenities, including full hook-ups and Wi-Fi, ensuring a comfortable stay.
The Cost Comparison: Desert Eagle RV Park presents an affordable option for campers who wish to be close to the action without breaking the bank on accommodation expenses.
In conclusion, the city of Las Vegas offers a surprising array of campground options that rival the cost of hotel stays. From luxury RV resorts to budget-friendly parks, camping enthusiasts can enjoy the best of both worlds – connecting with nature while still being within reach of the city’s excitement. Whether you’re traveling with an RV or looking for a cozy cabin experience, these campgrounds provide unique opportunities to explore Las Vegas beyond the dazzling lights of the Strip. So, gear up, embrace the outdoors, and discover the hidden gems that make Las Vegas a destination like no other.