Campsite Review: Desert Eagle Campground

Campsite Review: Desert Eagle Campground

Campsite Review: Desert Eagle Campground is located on Nellis Air Force Base northeast of Las Vegas south of Interstate 15. It is a very nice place.

Coming from Las Vegas go north on Interstate 15 and exit on eastbound Tropical Parkway. Then turn south on North Sloan Lane and turn southwest on Las Vegas Boulevard then…

Coming from the north on Interstate 15. Exit on Speedway Boulevard then turns southwest on Las Vegas Boulevard then…

Go through the North Nellis AFB gate by turning right on Range Road then turn southwest on Stafford Drive followed by a right turn on FamCamp Drive to the park.

Be aware that Las Vegas roads on both Las Vegas Boulevard and Interstate 15 especially near Tropical Parkway are constantly under construction. Make sure to check the route before arrival for changes.

Do not follow Range Road from the north. You must enter the gate northbound on Range Road.

The reception has room to park three big RVs and a dump station. After check-in, this is the kind of place where you follow a golf cart to your spot. Many of the spots are pull-through and long enough to accommodate any RV configuration.

Desert Eagle Campground is easily one of the nicest military RV parks we have ever been to. It has 226 RV parking sites, many are pull-through. 

Now that I said it may be the nicest military RV park we have ever stayed in, I still don’t like RV Parks. They are just not my thing. I far prefer State Parks and other locations. Desert Eagle met our needs in terms of location and full hookups. It is our favorite place to stay in Las Vegas.

Here are some of our blog posts from when we stayed at Desert Eagle. 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Las Vegas, and Ground Hog Day, we leave tomorrow


Website: Desert Eagle

Address: 4907 Fam Camp Dr, Nellis AFB, NV 89191

Link to Google Map for the area: Desert Eagle

Phone Number/Reservations: 702-643-3060

Here is the link to an article on authorized patrons: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Season: Year-Round

Elevation: 1930′

Dates stayed: August 26, 2017, March 9-12, 2018, November 3-16, 2018, March 1- April-29, 2020, October 9-17, 2020

Our site(s): 29, 68, 132, 165, 212,

Price paid: $26.00 per day

Hook-ups: 30/50 amp with water & sewer

Cell service: Verizon – good signal, AT&T – good signal


Campsite Review: Desert Eagle Campground insider info:

We have spent more time in this RV park than anywhere else during our travels for one reason — this is the place we spent the spring of 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. We keep coming back to Las Vegas because this is the hub for our family. It is the center of our hub for the last three years.

This RV park has two characters. The oldest section is the nicest and has many mature trees. The newer section is laid out much like a typical RV park. If you make reservations early enough then staying in the older section at a slightly increased price is well worth the extra dollars.

Desert Eagle Old Section
Desert Eagle Old Section

Ample room — Ample in the old section and sufficient in the new section. Good stager between RVs. Very simple to maneuver and park.

Desert Eagle Old Section
Desert Eagle Old Section

In March, the weather was ideal. Starting in May expect 100-degree days until mid-October. The locals think that 95 is cooler weather.


Desert Eagle Campground is all about location. It is not in the most attractive part of Las Vegas but doesn’t have the hustle of the strip or downtown. It is quiet except when the fighter jets from Nellis AFB (our host) take off or land. Since this is the home of the Thunderbirds, the Air Force Demonstration Squadron, they practice maneuvers at Nellis and these maneuvers create a free airshow nearly every weekday in the winter.

Layout & Satellite Views

Desert Eagle Layout
Desert Eagle Layout
Desert Eagle Satellite
Desert Eagle Satellite

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