BLM Camping

Logandale Trails

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for 1 in every 10 acres of land in the U.S.

Logandale Trails is a system of trails in eastern Nevada, only a short distance northeast of Las Vegas. The system comprises more than 45,000 acres of land, containing over 200 miles of hiking, horseback riding, and off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails. The trail system is one of over 800 sites in the western United States administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM, a federal government agency, watches over and maintains more than 247 million acres of public land. Many of these BLM-protected sites are popular destinations for activities like camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, and much more. With a quick search for "BLM camping near me," you can find out if any of these sites are in your area. You can also check the BLM website.

The Logandale Trails site is a great place to stop during an RV road trip in the southwestern US. Death Valley National Park is about 130 miles northwest of this BLM site, and Zion National Park is about 160 miles to the northeast.

What to See and Do

What to See and Do

Hiking and BikingHiking and Biking

Logandale Trails

Although the most popular activity at the Logandale Trails is OHV riding, many of the routes are great for hiking as well. The trails traverse a rocky, open area with beautiful scenic views. You'll find hiking paths of varying difficulties throughout the trail system.

Length: Varies

Intensity: Varies

Arrow Canyon

Located within the Arrow Canyon Wilderness, Arrow Canyon is an out-and-back trail with breathtaking views. Although the hike features significant elevation gains, it isn't particularly difficult and should be suitable for most hikers. There are two separate parking lots you can use when visiting the trail.

Length: 10.7 miles

Intensity: Moderate

Fire Wave Trail

The Fire Wave Trail is a heavily trafficked out-and-back trail located in the Valley of Fire State Park. In addition to a scenic hike, the trail also has a cave that you can explore during your visit. You can bring your dogs along with you on the rocky trail as long as they remain leashed.

Length: 1.5 miles

Intensity: Easy

Fishing & Boating

If you're looking to do some fishing and boating in the area, your best bet is probably to head south to Lake Mead, located at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The huge lake, which is fed by the Colorado River, is an excellent destination for boating, swimming, and water sports. It's also a great spot to cast your fishing line — largemouth bass, striped bass, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill all inhabit the waters.


The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is located a short distance west of the Logandale Trails BLM site, and it boasts several mountain ranges and many climbing opportunities. Some of the most popular nearby destinations for experienced climbers are Gass Peak, Sheep Peak, and Hayford Peak. If you're looking for climbing on a smaller scale, you can attempt to take on some of the many red sandstone formations found around the trail system.

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Quite a few diverse and interesting wildlife species are known to roam the Logandale Trails area, including some endangered ones. The amazing creatures you may come across include, but are not limited to, desert tortoises, chuckwallas, Gila monsters, and desert bighorn sheep. Keep your eyes on the sky — you might see a bald eagle or hawk soaring through the sky.


The Logandale Trails BLM area features several primitive picnic areas. The area is set up so you can conveniently do some OHV riding or hiking and then take a break by enjoying a relaxing picnic. Because of the rocky, sandy terrain of the area, it might be difficult to find a suitable spot to lay out a blanket, so you may want to stick with the tables provided.

OHV Riding

OHV riding is by far the most popular activity at the Logandale Trails. Of the many miles of trails, a high percentage of them can accommodate any type of OHV. However, certain trails are only suitable for ATVs, specially modified SUVs and Jeeps, or motorcycles. Regardless of your skill level, there should be multiple trails appropriate for what you can safely handle. The OHV trails provide the amazing opportunity to ride through areas filled with ancient petroglyphs, rare plants and wildlife, and breathtaking red sandstone formations.


Bureau of Land Management Camping

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RV camping is a possibility around the Logandale Trails BLM site, but you won't find any Bureau of Land Management campgrounds with RV hookups in the area. If you're in search of a nearby campground that does feature hookups, one good option is the Palm Creek RV Park near Moapa, NV. This site, a lush oasis within the desert, features full-hookup RV campsites. Other options in the area include the Fun N Sun Trailer Park, and Catherine's Trailer Park.

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There's Bureau of Land Management free camping available at the Logandale Trails BLM site. The official BLM campground found near the trail system features both RV and tent campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, you can stake out your own campsite, but you'll need to find a suitable spot away from the trails.

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Planning Your Trip

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Planning your Logandale Trails BLM trip

Since going to Logandale Trails means you'll be traveling into a fairly remote section of the desert, make sure you bring along certain precautionary items. Make a checklist before you leave and remember to bring first-aid supplies, warm clothing (the desert gets chilly at night), and lots of food and drinking water. If you're visiting the Logandale Trails to partake in OHV riding, ensure that you have all the necessary riding gear and safety equipment. You should also make sure to read and obey all posted riding regulations at the BLM site. While at the site, never attempt riding techniques or trails beyond your experience level. Before you head out on your trip, check out our blog for all you need to know about BLM camping.

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The BLM asks that you try to minimize your impact on the land while visiting any site it administers. When you properly dispose of your trash, respect the local wildlife, and leave everything that you find undisturbed, you can help preserve the health and beauty of the site. Additionally, please respect your fellow visitors and only travel or camp on durable surfaces. If you burn campfires during your stay, keep them small and be sure to put them out completely.

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Logandale Trails Location

To reach the Logandale Trail System from Las Vegas, NV, take I-15 N until you reach exit 93 toward Nevada State Hwy 169. Follow Nevada State Hwy 169 until you reach Liston Road, then turn right. Follow Liston Road past the railroad track, and continue following it until you reach the BLM site.

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