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ATTENTION: Campground will be closed due to reconstruction through most of the 2014 season. We may be open in mid-late September, but it will be on a first come, first serve basis only. Check here to see if we're able to open. Thank you.

MCWILLIAMS, NV

Photo: MCWILLIAMS
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

McWilliams Campground is located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 50 miles from downtown Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking and scenic driving in this forested desert oasis.

Natural Features:

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is a beautiful island in the desert, brimming with breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna. The Bristlecone pine, the world's oldest organism, and the rare Mount Charleston blue butterfly are both found within the Spring Mountains.

More than 100 springs create the namesake for the mountain range, making it an ideal place to escape the heat of the city.

The campground is situated in a scenic Ponderosa and white pine forest, which offers partial shade. The area affords breathtaking views of the surrounding Spring Mountains.

Recreation:

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on the 6.2-mile Bristlecone Trail. Upper and lower trailheads are located just above and below the campground. The 1.3-mile Sawmill Trail begins about four miles below the campground just off Highway 156.

Facilities:

This campground contains several single and double-family sites with picnic tables, grills and campfire rings. Flush and vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

More than 60 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the area. Rock climbing, picnicking and scenic driving are popular activities.

The Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Kyle Canyon offers guided hikes and educational and evening programs. Interpretive displays provide information on local plants, animals and history.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Opening dates may vary due to snow levels
  • Call 702-515-5400 to check current fire restrictions
  • Click here for more info about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests


This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.30917, -115.6825
36°18'33"N, 115°40'57"W

From Las Vegas, Nevada, take Highway 95 north 29 miles to junction with Highway 156/Lee Canyon. Turn left and travel 19.5 miles to the campground, which is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MCWILLIAMS
TOIYABE
LAS VEGAS NV 89130

Phone Number:

Information: (702)872-5577
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