aravada springs

Aravada Springs is tucked in the far southeast corner of Nevada, neighboring the Arizona border. At this historic Nevada ranch and campground—about 100 miles from Las Vegas—outdoor recreation, overnight camping, and historic attractions make for the perfect desert getaway.

At an elevation of 4,200 feet, Aravada Springs is a refreshing spot to escape the Las Vegas heat.

What to See and Do at Aravada Springs’ Campground

Established in 1910, this former Nevada ranch is now home to camping and enough outdoor recreation to fill your weekend (and then some). With close proximity to Las Vegas, this desert oasis offers a reprieve from fast-paced glitz and glamour—and plenty of Silver State hospitality. 

Make a splash in the freshwater swimming pond after taking a scenic hike, or tour the orchard and pick fruit from a 100-year-old fig tree. A horse-drawn wagon can show you around, and don’t forget to snap a selfie with the property’s historic fire truck.

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aravada springs swimming pond

Aravada Springs boasts a nine-hole disc golf course and serves as the perfect ATV basecamp with more than 1,000 miles of trails right outside the property. After exploring nearby Gold Butte and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monuments, kick back at the Rock House Lodge, a gathering place with a petrified wood fireplace, game table, deck, and shaded picnic table area.

Travel Nevada Pro Tip

Cell phone coverage is spotty at best in the region, but Aravada Springs offers free basic WiFi for guests looking to stay connected with the outside world. 

Accommodations and Amenities

Bed down in a deluxe cabin, or enjoy a night in one of the ranch’s signature tipis. RV camping more your style? Check out the nearby campground (with water hookups and a water dump station), where there’s plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the amenities at Aravada Springs.

The ranch’s camping sites come with ADA-compliant restrooms and shower facilities, so you can clean up after a dusty day of riding the trails. Stock up on supplies at the on-site sundries store, located right next to Grandpa’s Cabin.

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Group Camping and Events

Aravada Springs can host up to 250 people for large family reunions, scouting retreats, group camping, weddings, and other events. All visitors are strongly encouraged to travel with four-wheel drive or vehicles with high clearance. Alcohol and food are not provided on-site, but visitors may bring their own supplies for group campsites. Groups also get access to a kitchen with two stoves, large-capacity ovens, a refrigerator, and commercial food prep space. Call ahead to get details on check in and check out times.