Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

The Spring Mountains Natioanl Recreation Area (SMNRA) is comprised of rugged mountains with towering cliffs, steep hillsides, and deep narrow canyons, which are surrounded by a desert landscape dominated by widely scattered creosote bush, white bursage, Mojave yucca, and other shrubs. The area’s elevation ranges from about 3,000 feet in the valleys to 11,918 feet at the top of Charleston Peak, which creates a variety of climate and vegetation zones. The highest, wind-swept summits on the SMNRA are barren, while the ridges and slopes are cloaked in a forest of ancient bristlecone pine. Lower down, extensive forests of ponderosa pine and white fir, and pinyon-juniper woodlands cover the landscape.

 

  • Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Fact Sheet

 

Official Website  

 

Office 

4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130

702-872-5486

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST)

Closed Federal Holidays

 

Know Before You Go

 

Recreation Sites

 

Other Visitor Resources

 

Campgrounds

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Campgrounds

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Fletcher View

Year Round

$33 Single
$58 Double

Yes, odd # sites www.recreation.gov

Las Vegas, NV

Hilltop

May - November, as weather and conditions allow

$19 Single
$38 Double
$57 Triple

Yes, odd # sites www.recreation.gov

Las Vegas, NV

Mahogany Grove Group

April - November, as weather and conditions allow

$67 McNutt
$130 Rest of Campground

Yes, all sites www.recreation.gov 
No walk-in reservations available

Las Vegas, NV

McWilliams

May - October, as weather and conditions allow.

Sites 1-14 year round

For winter operations, visit leecanyonlv.com

$25 Single
$50 Double

Yes, odd # sites www.recreation.gov

Las Vegas, NV

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

Day Use Areas

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Day Use Areas

Season

Fee (Per Day)

*Reservations

Nearest Town(s)

Deer Creek Picnic Area

Year-Round

No

No

Las Vegas, NV

Desert View Outlook

Year Round

No

No

Las Vegas, NV

Foxtail Group Picnic Area

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Open in the winter during holidays and weekends when there is at least 12' of snow during holidays and weekends.

For winter operations, visit leecanyonlv.com

$100-$175 based on size of site. 
$25 in winter for use of parking and facilities

Yes, www.recreation.gov

Las Vegas, NV

Kyle Canyon Picnic Area

Year Round

Single Sites: 

$12 Monday - Thursday

$18 Friday - Sunday

No

Las Vegas, NV

Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway

Year Round

Full day site - $140

Half day site - $70

Yes, reservations are required only for group sites at www.recreation.gov

Las Vegas, NV

Old Mill Picnic Area

May - October, as weather and conditions allow

Open in the winter during holidays and weekends when there is at least 12' of snow during holidays and weekends.

For winter operations, visit leecanyonlv.com

Single Sites: 
$12 Monday - Thursday
$18 Friday - Sunday.
Double Sites: 
$24 Monday – Thursday
$36 Friday – Sunday
$15 in winter for parking and facilities

Yes www.recreation.gov

Sites 1, 2, 7, 9, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 26 are first come first served

Las Vegas, NV

Sawmill Picnic Area

Year Round

No

No

Las Vegas, N

* Reservations can also be made by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).

 

Trailheads

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Trailheads

Season

Wilderness Area Access/Entry Point

Trail Access

Nearest Town(s)

Bonanza

Year-Round

Mt. Charleston

 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Cathedral Rock/South Loop April - November, as weather and conditions allow Mt. Charleston   Las Vegas, Nevada
Echo Year Round No   Las Vegas, Nevada
Fletcher Canyon Year Round No   Las Vegas, Nevada
Griffith Peak Year Round Mt. Charleston and La Madre   Las Vegas, Nevada
Lower Bristlecone Year Round Mt. Charleston   Las Vegas, Nevada
Mary Jane Falls April - December, as weather and conditions allow No   Las Vegas, Nevada
North Loop Year Round No   Las Vegas, Nevada
Robber's Roost Year Round No   Las Vegas, Nevada
Sawmill Year Round Mt. Charleston   Las Vegas, Nevada
Trail Canyon April - December, as weather and conditions allow Mt. Charleston   Las Vegas, Nevada
Upper Bristlecone Year Round Mt. Charleston   Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Sno-Parks

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Sno-Park

Season

Fee 

Nearest Town(s)

Foxtail Snowplay Area When there is 12 inches of snow on weekends, and holidays.
For more detailed information on winter availability visit: https://www.leecanyonlv.com
$25 per day for use of parking area and facilities Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Wilderness Areas

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Wilderness Areas

Permits

Acreage

Maps

Nearest Town(s)

La Madre Mountain Wilderness

No

19,047

2.09 MB

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mt. Charleston Wilderness None 54,641 2.57 MB Las Vegas, Nevada
Rainbow Mountain Wilderness None 4,599 2.57 MB Las Vegas, Nevada


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