Finding an empty campsite at Valley Of Fire State Park is easy when the summer temperatures are at the boiling point, but during the comfortable winter season making reservations well ahead of time will likely be the only way to go. The RV camper and trailer length limits in this state park are also something to consider, especially with the super size crowd. Fortunately there are many camping options to be found outside the east gate of the Valley Of Fire. Developed campgrounds inside the neighboring Lake Mead National Recreation Area are a short drive away and the picturesque Stewarts Point boondocking area is nearby. For those who prefer being a little closer to civilization, the Poverty Flats free camping zone will be the top choice.
Poverty Flats is located on a flat table top mesa overlooking the town of Overton, Nevada. Modern goods and services are available a short distance away. The cellular signals are strong and there is plenty of sunshine for solar power, so it is easy to see why Poverty Flats is a popular spot midway through winter. The entire area for several miles around is open for free camping, so solitude can be found. Poverty Flats can become a bit crowded toward the spring break season, but the mode compares to a mellow trailer park. Several national and state parks are located in the Overton area, so campers will find plenty to do. This puts Poverty Flats at the top of the list, especially when no state park campsite reservations were made!
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