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Basin and Range NM Campsites Map
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Basin and Range

There are no developed campgrounds in Basin and Range National Monument, in fact no facilities of any kind, but primitive camping is legal everywhere along existing roads and trails. I tend to stop and camp where I am when the sun goes down (including wide spots on dirt roads) but there are a fair number of traditional campsites scattered throughout the National Monument. Here I provide information on the location and condition of several such traditional sites. There is also one developed campground at Kirch Wildlife Management Area, which is included here because it can be used to access northern portions of the National Monument.

Basin and Range NM Campsites Map

Note: Campsites are red. Map based on USGS 7.5 minute topo map, which may have red grid lines and various numbers. North is at the top. Grid is UTM NAD27 CONUS. Roads are black (solid = paved; dashed = unpaved; width implies quality). Wilderness Areas (boundaries solid green, fill light green) based on BLM data. National Monument Areas (boundaries dashed green, fill light green) based on BLM data. National Forest areas (boundaries dashed brown, fill light green) based on USFS data. State Wildlife Management Area (boundaries dashed brown, fill light blue) based on NDOW data. Private land (crosshatch gray) based on NPS data. BLM areas (no overlay) based on BLM data.

Developed Campsites Primitive Campsites Backroad Primitive Campsites
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Roadside campsite
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Mt. Irish area
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Mt. Irish area
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Leviathan Trailhead

Table 1. Highway Coordinates based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft)
Coal Valley E Seaman Wash Road at Cattle Guard in Coal Valley 653085 4198043 37.91892 115.25840 4,984
Coal Valley S Mail Summit Road at Coal Valley Campsite 646409 4181410 37.77016 115.33770 5,259
GV Crags Mail Summit Road at Garden Valley Crags 632129 4190066 37.85033 115.49820 6,043
GV Gravel Pit Mail Summit Road at Garden Valley Gravel Pit 624892 4203718 37.97436 115.57806 5,564
Hwy 318 Highway 318 at Timber Mtn Pass Rd Campsite 675402 4224703 38.15502 114.99812 5,427
Kirch Wayne E. Kirch WMA Dave Deacon Campground 662998 4250335 38.38825 115.13372 5,223
Leviathan Leviathan Trailhead Parking 624610 4189190 37.84349 115.58378 6,349
Logan Canyon Logan Canyon campsites 650064 4161361 37.58893 115.30034 4,593
Mail Summit Mail Summit Road at Parking Area 657607 4169029 37.65676 115.21329 4,255
Seaman Gravel Pit Seaman Wash Rd Gravel Pit 664660 4179632 37.75104 115.13098 4,331
Shaman Knob Shaman Knob Campsite 643265 4163186 37.60646 115.37696 5,741
Water Tanks Coal Valley So. Water Tanks Campsite 643300 4192064 37.86664 115.37087 4,980
Wild Horse Wild Horse Valley Shepherd's Camp 636915 4182275 37.77942 115.44529 5,883

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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