Camping around Rachel

During the summer months Rachel is a popular destination for campers who come out here to explore the many old mines and ghost towns in the area, or to watch the night skies for UFOs. In fact, UFOs or not, spending a night out here in the desert, away from any light pollution, is an experience you will not forget. Many hobby astronomers come out here to take advantage of the excellent viewing conditions.

Trailer Parks

The Little A'Le'Inn in Rachel has a small trailer park with full RV hookup. The rates are between $12 and $15 per day. In summer it may be a good idea to call ahead for reservations. Please see our "Local Businesses" section for contact information.


Also, most of the land along the Extraterrestrial Highway outside of Rachel is public land. There are no fences, and you can pull off the road and camp anywhere you like. If you do, please pick up all trash before you leave. There are trash barrels along the highway at Hancock Summit, Coyote Summit, Horneys Reststop and at several other locations.

Here are a few suggestions for good camp spots along the E.T. Highway:

Note: "LN..." refers to the Lincoln County mile markers along the highway. The count starts at the Nye/Lincoln county line about 10 miles north of Rachel. The numbers in [] refer to the location in our Tikaboo Valley Map.

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