Last Updated on 09/30/2023 by Glynn Willard
Coordinates For Chief Mountain South, NV
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.
- Time Of Year Visited This BLM Land
- Permit Required To Camp At Chief Mountain South Campground?
- Which Government Agency?
- Presence Of Law Enforcement Around Chief Mountain South?
- Road Conditions In And Out Chief Mountain South
- Is Chief Mountain South Big Rig Friendly?
- Cell Strength & Carriers Around Rt 93
- Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Area Of NV?
- Crowds Around Chief Mountain South, NV
- Did We Feel Safe Boondocking In This Location?
- Wildlife And Insects In This Region Of Nevada
- Dump Station And Potable Water Near Chief Mountain
- Interpretation And Review Of Boondocking At Chief Mountain South Campground
Bureau of Land Management
We only stayed one night and did not notice any law enforcement or rangers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We only encountered one other person.
Otherwise, there was no one else around, no traffic and all the spots up the road were open.
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.
There were no annoying insects to disrupt our short stay.
We did not encounter any wildlife in this part of NV.
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:
Otherwise your safest bet for dump and water is Great Basin NP.
The coordinates for Great Basin NP’s potable water and dump are:
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.