Last Updated on 05/11/2024 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Chief Mountain South, NV
37°36’15.9″N 114°39’33.0″W
This is a very quiet, secluded BLM campground located off Rt 93 in Nevada.

If your goal is privacy, this is your solution.

We used this site as an overnight spot along our route to Great Basin National Park.

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    Chief Mountain South Boondocking

    The Boondocking Details


  1. Time Of Year Visited This BLM Land
    Mid May.

  3. Permit Required To Camp At Chief Mountain South Campground?

  5. Which Government Agency?
    Bureau of Land Management

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Around Chief Mountain South?
    We only stayed one night and did not notice any law enforcement or rangers.

  9. Road Conditions In And Out Chief Mountain South
    The road to the campground is passable by any type of vehicle.

    The are more boondocking locations further along the road, but the road conditions worsen the further back you go.

    If you want to proceed back and you have a 4×4 or van you should be fine.
    Chief Mountain South Boondocking

  11. Is Chief Mountain South Big Rig Friendly?
    Yes, the campground itself is big rig friendly.

    The dispersed sites surrounding the campground and further up the road are small, so I would be cautious with anything over 28 feet.

  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Around Rt 93
    This is a cellular dead zone!

    Welcome to Nevada!

    We were able to pick up a spotty Verizon signal with our WeBoost. Enough to send a text, but no more.

    Our Open Signal app only showed the presence of a weak Verizon signal in this area.

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  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Area Of NV?
    If you stay out of the trees, you’ll have a view of the northeast horizon.

    If you can find a spot at higher elevation, you might also be okay.

  17. Crowds Around Chief Mountain South, NV
    We only encountered one other person.

    Otherwise, there was no one else around, no traffic and all the spots up the road were open.
    Chief Mountain South Boondocking

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking In This Location?
    Initially, no we did not feel safe. The only other individual boondocking near us placed me in “high alert mode.”

    You can read more about that experience in our article: Is Boondocking Safe? Our Scariest Experiences Boondocking.

    Otherwise, we believe this to be a safe area for boondocking.

  21. Wildlife And Insects In This Region Of Nevada
    There were no annoying insects to disrupt our short stay.

    We did not encounter any wildlife in this part of NV.

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Chief Mountain
    There really are no good close options.

    If you’re coming from the Vegas area, the Maverik by Interstate 15 has an easily accessible dump station that’s free.

    Here are the coordinates:

    36.269835, -115.053959

    Otherwise your safest bet for dump and water is Great Basin NP.

    The coordinates for Great Basin NP’s potable water and dump are:

    39.00687, -114.21576


  25. Interpretation And Review Of Boondocking At Chief Mountain South Campground
    Chief Mountain South is a pleasant secluded campground with fire pits and a pavilion with picnic tables.

    If you want to get some hiking, mountain biking or dirt biking in, it’s a great location.

    It’s a great stopping point to rest between Las Vegas and Great Basin National Park.

    Just make sure your black and gray tanks are empty and your fresh water is full.

    We would return here again and do more hiking.
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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