2 Parks near Nipton, California
Oct 2016 - $6.00
A word of warning. If your map program or GPS advises you to take Nipton Road off I-15 and via Cedar Canyon and Black Mountain road, DON'T! Cedar Canyon and the north part of Black Mountain Road are 16 miles of washboarded dirt road. Coming from the south on Black Mountain Road you have pavement right up to the campground entrance.
Don't be a fool. I was!
The campground has several pull-through and back-in sites large enough for big rigs. The campground loop roads are gravelled, the sites hard pack dirt. Everything is pretty much as the other reviews describe. Windy? Yep, you are in the desert. - SteveSox
Apr 2016 - $6.00
So glad we stopped here! If you like being away from the hustle and bustle this is the place. An assortment of sites both back in and pull through. No hookups, but that's part of the charm. We would love to stay here again. - jtl2
Mar 2013 - $6.00
I would have given this place a 10 if it were not for the wind, although it was not constant. Wonderful hiking, lovely information center, big sites. Water was good and close to sites. Dump station was very easily accessible. Spectacular views and clear skies. Some light pollution from Vegas. We stayed there 4 nights and it never filled, yet the host said that was their busy Easter weekend. Cost was $12 but they honor Senior pass for 50% off. The nearly 20 mile road from I-40 was in very good condition. Beyond the campground it was dirt and washboard. Too rough for our rig. - rhianna
May 2015 - $25.00
A surprise find on the way between Searchlight NV and the Mojave Natl. Preserve. Nipton is a Whistlestop Desert Oasis town in the middle of nowhere. Trains that pass through town no longer are passenger like the old days, just freight. Check in is at the Trading Post, friendly staff. We were escorted out behind the hotel to a tree lined dirt lot with full hook-up sites. Trees provided great shade in the hot desert. Quonset Hut style unisex Bath house has 2 showers and 2 stools - individual stalls for each, but no mens/womens sections. They also offer eco-cabins; part cabin part tent. This was a no frills place extremely convenient to Mojave. They offer tent sites as well. If you're looking for a resort setting, move along. If you want a rustic, rural setting give them a try. - yesmar