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Gold Butte - Mesquite Area Campsites
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Gold Butte - Mesquite Area Campsites

Developed campgrounds catering to RVs and trailers can be found in the town of Mesquite, but there are none in the nearby surrounding desert. Outside of Mesquite, there are no camping facilities of any kind, but primitive camping is legal along existing roads and trails on public lands. A number of traditional campsites are scattered around the area, six of which can be found along Lime Kiln Canyon Road, Cabin Canyon Road, and Elbow Canyon Road. All are accessible from Riverside Road (Highway 170) on the south side of the Virgin River. There is a fair bit of traffic between Mesquite and Scenic, AZ, so camping along Elbow Canyon Road could get pretty dusty. All sites are first-come first-served and suitable for RVs and trailers, but none are big enough from more than one party.

Gold Butte - Mesquite Area Campsites

Note: Campsites are marked by red dots. 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). National Park areas (boundaries dashed green, fill light green) based on NPS data. Urban areas (yellow) based on Google Earth (09/2016) image. Private land (crosshatch gray) based on NPS data. BLM areas (no overlay) based on BLM data. Water (boundaries solid blue, fill light blue) based on BLM data. Gold Butte National Monument (boundary dot-dash, fill light green) based on BLM data.

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)
1771 Highway 170 at Lime Kiln Canyon Road 759391 4075095 36.78800 114.09319 1,631
Mesq-camp-01 Mesquite Area Campsite 01 761117 4072857 36.76738 114.07464 1,886
Mesq-camp-02 Mesquite Area Campsite 02 762455 4071379 36.75371 114.06017 2,070
Mesq-camp-03 Mesquite Area Campsite 03 763551 4070059 36.74152 114.04837 2,270
Mesq-camp-04 Mesquite Area Campsite 04 762725 4074062 36.77779 114.05623 1,864
Mesq-camp-05 Mesquite Area Campsite 05 763177 4072876 36.76698 114.05158 1,955
Mesq-camp-06 Mesquite Area Campsite 06 763321 4066065 36.70562 114.05232 2,992

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