With so much of Nevada being public land, camping opportunities are nearly boundless. Even with popular draws such as Las Vegas, there are camping opportunities on the outskirts of the city’s sprawling suburbs, particularly around Lake Mead.
Of course, like hiking in Nevada, campers need to be aware of the desert conditions. Scorching days can give way to freezing nights. Prickly plants, venomous crawlies, and the scorching sun make it critical to pack proper shoes, clothes, and refreshments. Be sure to camp on high ground and be aware of potential rainstorms which can transform clear flat thoroughfares into river beds.
While much of the state is public land, that doesn’t mean it’s always open to camping. Keep an eye out for signs marking out limited use areas. You don’t want to accidentally wander into a protected sanctuary, military base, or mine. Nevada has a long history of mining, and the more remote of an area you explore, the greater possibility you may stumble on an open (and very dangerous) mine shaft.
So research ahead of time. Once you can recognize the risks, the rewards are easy to reap. Find your own slice of wilderness in a state where there is plenty to be found.