Desert Rats's Host Location

Space for 1 Rig
30 ft max
3 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Not Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Off-Leash Area


We are located approximately half way between Las Vegas and Death Valley in the beautiful Pahrump Valley. The boondocking spot is in front of the house so you can pull in and pull straight out when you leave. You will be parking on gravel. Slideouts/awnings ok if on passenger side of vehicle. One pet would be welcome.

House Rules

No generator during quiet hours of 10pm to 7am
1 dog only please
Clean up after pet. We have a completely fenced backyard where your dog is welcome to run for some exercise. Just let us know before you go in the backyard so we can make sure our dog is in the house.
No smoking on property

Access Road Conditions

Easy access from the major highways.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Street parking in front of house.


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Available generally from mid-August through mid-May.

Winter and spring are especially nice times to come through, especially if you're going to visit Death Valley. Please send us a message to see if the spot is available when you'll be coming by.

We do a lot of last minute trips in the summer, but feel free to give us a shout and see if we can accommodate you.


Pahrump, NV, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Pahrump Valley Winery
Sanders Family Winery
Pahrump Valley Museum
Spring Mountain Motor Resort
Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction
Death Valley (lots of things to see here)
Don't miss Dante's View. Elevation is 5,475, directly above Badwater at 280 feet below sea level!
Ryolite Ghost Town
Mt. Charleston (winter skiing, summer hiking)
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Cathedral Rock
China Ranch Date Farm (in California, but definitely worth the drive!),
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Mary Jane Falls
Tecopa, CA only about a 30 minute drive with several hot springs resorts
Bristlecone Trail
Bonnie Springs Ranch
Fletcher Canyon
Badwater Basin (lowest spot in lower 48 states)
Deer Creek Trailhead
Hoover Dam east of Las Vegas
and much much more!

Your Host

Desert Rats

Member Since
April 11, 2012
Host's Age

7 References

7 Positive References

0 Neutral/Negative Reference

References for Desert Rats's Host Location


December 2018

Quiet, simple and sweet

Easy visit!


October 2018

Quiet Neighborhood and Great Hosts

The Desert Rats are wonderful. They invited us to have a lovely chat before bedding down.


September 2018

Beautiful place close to Death Valley!

We spent one night there and we wish we spent more! The location was great - only a one hour drive from Death Valley. Mountains are wonderful there and so was our boondockers stay :)
Thank you for hoting us, you made our trip even better than it was.
Wishing you the best,
Zimniak Family


April 2018

Nice quiet spot between Las Vegas and Death Valley

Our hosts were welcoming and invited us in when we arrived. We chatted a few hours sharing stories. Nice people. Glad we met them!

German Family

April 2017

Great Hosts

We stayed for one night in front of their house on our way from Death Valley to Red Rocks. We spent a very nice evening with them and they are a really nice and helpful couple. They even let us bathe our little daughter in their bathtub.


March 2016

Nice and welcoming couple...

We stayed one night at this Boondocker location on our way to Death Valley National Park. They were very nice and accommodating. Would not hesitate to recommend and would definitely stay there again. Quiet, nice neighbourhood. Thank you again!


April 2013

Very nice couple

Marylin and Glen are very nice and friendly. We had some car problems while we were there and they were very helpful and supportive. And they make the best fruit smoothies ever!