When looking at from Google Maps’ Satellite View, Apex OHV Area doesn’t look like much.
And when you arrive there in person, sure enough it’s not that much.
But yet, it’s actually a decent place to set up an RV and boondock for however long your tanks will hold out. The only thing you gotta contend with is noisy dirt bikes, Razors, and side-by-sides on weekends. The rest of the week, it remains peaceful.
Apex OHV Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and is free to camp and ride the trails. There are no posted signs officially marking the site, no posted rules, no camp host, and pretty much no nothing from an administrative standpoint. The entire time we camped here (12 days) we saw no BLM officials nor any other law enforcement patrolling the area. Even though the default 14-day camping limit would apply here, you could effectively stay as long as you want. In fact, there was at least one other trailer that had been here before we arrived, and was still there when we left.
While the off-road trails stretch across dozens of square miles just north of Nellis Air Force Base, RVs typically set up at the far-north end, along the corner of Las Vegas Blvd (SR 604) and Clark R. Petersen Blvd, right by I-15.
Verizon 4G comes is pretty good, about 4-5 bars, however it often drops out completely, several times each day, lasting about 15-30 minutes at a time, and then pops back up to 4-5 bars. My assumption it has something to do with Nellis Air Force Base.
What makes Apex OHV Area so great for RV boondockers is it’s closeness to Las Vegas. Downtown is only 10 miles to the south.
And it felt pretty safe to leave our toy hauler unattended while Sash and I spent the evening at Fremont Street Experience, or occasionally left for dining and grocery shopping.
But weekends are crazy here. The further away you can get from the other trail riders the better. They constantly run their engines, do donuts in the dirt, and let their little kiddies run around unsupervised.
The closest RV dump with fresh water is at the Love’s Travel Center, about 5 miles to the northeast along I-15 (it’s actually located inside Love’s RV Storage, you pay inside in the Travel Center, and bring your receipt to the storage office, and they’ll let you in. There’s also an RV dump at the Sinclair fuel station about 5 miles south along I-15 at Speedway Blvd. The Sinclair station also fills propane tanks.