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Nov 4, 2015
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I'm headed to JT this sat./tues and was wondering about any "good/cool" camping spots between Vegas and there. I'm not leaving til sat. afternoon and so I'm thinking it might be easier to camp outside the park sat night and then pick up a site sun when others are leaving. Ideas? Thoughts? Options? or should we stay in vegas sat night and leave sunday early?!? BigB
From Red Rock, NV
Joined Feb 18, 2015
311 points
Nov 4, 2015
I don't know of any place in particular, but there are surely some sweet spots in the Mojave. The drive is only about 3.5-4 hours, so just do it in one push. Ashort
From Tacoma, WA
Joined Apr 3, 2014
55 points
Nov 4, 2015
Bryan Manning wrote:
I'm headed to JT this sat./tues and was wondering about any "good/cool" camping spots between Vegas and there. I'm not leaving til sat. afternoon and so I'm thinking it might be easier to camp outside the park sat night and then pick up a site sun when others are leaving. Ideas? Thoughts? Options? or should we stay in vegas sat night and leave sunday early?!?

It's only about a 3.5 hr drive.
Marc801
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Feb 25, 2014
64 points
Nov 4, 2015
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Thx for the replys!
clarification: I'm not worried about the drive time... I'm worried about getting a camping spot in the park on a Saturday night...
I'm also aware that there's ALOT of open desert between here and there, just wondering if anyone knew of something cool as an option compared to say a area known for meth labs and the hills have eyes type shit :)
BigB
From Red Rock, NV
Joined Feb 18, 2015
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Nov 4, 2015
Bryan Manning wrote:
clarification: I'm not worried about the drive time... I'm worried about getting a camping spot in the park on a Saturday night...

Just leave Vegas Sunday morning.
Marc801
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Feb 25, 2014
64 points
Nov 4, 2015
Will post coordinates for a cool campsite on the Mojave Trail tonight when I get off work halfway between Vegas and JT

Jon
Jonathan Zamora
From Henderson, NV
Joined May 26, 2014
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Nov 4, 2015
I think leaving Sunday morning . The check out time for campgrounds is 12 pm , if you leave Vegas at 8 am , it should be perfect timing to grab a site by the time you get there. And then you don't have to hassle with finding a place to sleep on Saturday night Rico Tan
From Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined Oct 1, 2013
128 points
Nov 4, 2015
Official checkout time might be noon, but in reality most of the campsites are gone long before that, especially in Hidden Valley Campground.. Whether you camp out en route or drive straight through I would advise arriving in the campground shortly after sunrise. Walk through the campground and look for people who appear to be packing up to leave, and be ready to put your name on the first campsite that comes open. mark felber
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Joined Jul 30, 2005
66 points
Nov 5, 2015
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Stay at "the pit" about 10 minutes outside the west entrance in city of jtree. Corner of Alto Loma and Sunset. It's free!! No services at all though so bring a few wag bags.
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Pit
Ashley allard
From Las Vegas, nv
Joined Aug 3, 2011
130 points
Nov 5, 2015
mojave-road.com/maps/mojave-ro...

Camp Phallus is pretty cool and a bit off the Mojave rd, Aiken Mine rd out near the lava beds is a pretty cool area to.
EricF
From San Francisco
Joined May 21, 2012
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