Let's Go
Camping...
[x]
Find Sites





Find your spot

Find other facilities on map

For more information on Forest
Safety click here

 
ATTENTION : This facility has been renovated and is opening January 17, 2014. It is now day use only. There is no overnight camping. At this time, it is all first come, first serve. The plan is to add reservations at a later date. Hours of operation: Check In Time: 8:00 AM and Check Out Time: 8:00 PM. Thank you

KYLE CANYON PICNIC AREA, NV

Photo: KYLE CANYON PICNIC AREA
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Kyle Canyon Picnic Area is set in the beautiful Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 23 miles from Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding 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 picnic area is set in an open forest of ponderosa pine, mountain mahogany and Gambel oak, which provides partial shade. Manzanita and wild roses dot the landscape. A seasonal stream and the highway parallels the area. Most sites have views of the surrounding towering canyon walls.

Recreation:

The 1.6-mile Fletcher Canyon Trail begins nearby. The Spring Mountains Visitor Center is just up the road, offering guided hikes and educational programs.

Facilities:

This year-round picnic area contains several single and double sites, four of which are accessible. Sites are equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • First-come, first-served sites are available year-round
  • Water spigots are shared between sites
  • Please 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 the picnic area 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.2625, -115.6075
36°15'45"N, 115°36'27"W

From Las Vegas, Nevada, travel north on Highway 95 to the junction of Highway 157/Kyle Canyon. Turn left and travel approximately 18 miles. The picnic area is on the left side of the highway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KYLE CANYON PICNIC AREA
TOIYABE
  NV 

Phone Number:

Information:  (702)872-5577
Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

Agency Partners