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Old 12-15-2015, 09:25 PM   #1
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Pahrump Nevada Yes or No???

I'm headed south for the winter and I thought I'd give Pahrump Nevada a try this year. It's cheaper than Arizona and I know a lot of snowbirds like the open desert there and a the small town atmosphere. So anyone here been to Pahrump?? Would you recommend it?? What did you like or dislike about it??? Trying to get feedback before I go.
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We live in Las Vegas and on occasion we've traveled to Pahrump with our RV group and stayed at Terrible's Lakeside RV Resort which is very nice. There's a casino with a restuarant within walking distance from all sites.

There's several other RV parks in the area. Insofar as it's high desert it's not as warm in the winter as you would find further south in AZ. Las Vegas is about an hour's drive from Pahrump.

If you decide to stay there would recommend a side trip to Death Valley also about an hours drive.

Wherever you decide to go, have a fun safe and trouble free journey-
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It's going to be colder than Arizona!
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:36 AM   #4
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We love Pahrump and own a stick built house here! Pahrump isn't really a town but rather an unincorporated community with a spread out population of around 30K.

Sometimes it does this

December is the coldest month, and this morning the low has been 24. It snows in the mountains between Pahrump and Las Vegas which decorates the Spring Mountains this time of year beautifully! Our high today is expected to be near 50 with highs by the end of the week to be low 60s. If you are here during Monsoon season, you likely will have to deal with some temporary road closures due to flash flooding.

We love the desert and go 4x4 exploring often. As mentioned, Death Valley is a great place to visit for those wishing to get off the beaten path. it's closer to Death Valley than Vegas from Pahrump. The park has over 800 miles of backcountry roads (rent a Jeep) to access old mine ruins, ghost towns, and incredible scenery.

The town has a couple major chain grocery stores as well as Home Depot and a giant WalMart. We don't have an Arby's or Long John Silvers, but we have just about every other fast food place. There is an RV dealership for parts and service if needed, and our unleaded fuel runs at least $.30 a gallon cheaper than Vegas (??). The casinos have pretty good buffets ($5 for the months of Nov and Dec) in town, and there are a three or four really good restaurants as well.

If you are outdoorsy, this place is fantastic in our opinion! The Spring Mountain National Recreation Area is just east of town. Good gravel road access and fun 4x4 roads abound with native petroglyphs and pictoglyphs... but you need to know where to look. Wild horses and burrows, deer, and even Elk (we've seen 'em!) call the area home. There is even a ski and snowboarding resort.

The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Area is a few miles NW of Pahrump and is a facinitating oasis in the desert. Perhaps the clearest blue spring I've ever seen is located there with visible pup fish. We've seen a herd of desert bighorn sheep there, the the refuge is home to the endangered Devil's Hole pupfish and has a nice new visitors center.

What I don't like about Pahrump is I can't find the kind of Mexican food I like... too Californicated here for me. We don't have a town council and politicians here are borderline criminal if you believe the newspaper. Other than that, I suggest a visit!
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We live in Las Vegas and on occasion we've traveled to Pahrump with our RV group and stayed at Terrible's Lakeside RV Resort which is very nice. There's a casino with a restuarant within walking distance from all sites.

There's several other RV parks in the area. Insofar as it's high desert it's not as warm in the winter as you would find further south in AZ. Las Vegas is about an hour's drive from Pahrump.

If you decide to stay there would recommend a side trip to Death Valley also about an hours drive.

Wherever you decide to go, have a fun safe and trouble free journey-
Lakeside is owned by Golden now, Nice RV park, but, there are long term people there that have nothing better to do than complain about the weekenders that are doing nothing wrong, that's our opinion and the opinion of the ones running the Park....
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I would recommend Nevada Treasure RV Park. Short 7 miles out of town. Great place, super facilities including a little cafe with full bar, etc., etc.

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Looked at all the other places and I think this is the best place for the money in Pahrump.
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As I write this we are in Pahrump, the winery RV park, nice place. It's 24 degrees this morning.

Try checking out Quartizite AZ. BLM land, if you can dry camp, is free for 14 days, or $180 for 6 months at the long term campground. Interesting place.
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As I write this we are in Pahrump, the winery RV park, nice place. It's 24 degrees this morning.

Try checking out Quartizite AZ. BLM land, if you can dry camp, is free for 14 days, or $180 for 6 months at the long term campground. Interesting place.

Also should be a bit warmer in Quartzsite, if you've never been there, it's well worth the trip. It's about 215 miles from Vegas.
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Stayed at lakeside in feb two years ago, was nice rv park with walking area and lake. We also stayed in death valley for a week and they now have some full hook ups at the NP but be sure to make resveration for full hooks up spot if that's what you want. Pool at lakeside was very cold.
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I would recommend Nevada Treasure RV Park. Short 7 miles out of town. Great place, super facilities including a little cafe with full bar, etc., etc.

Nevada Treasure RV Resort
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Pahrump, NV
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Looked at all the other places and I think this is the best place for the money in Pahrump.
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I've stayed at the Lakeside RV resort several times, I have found this to be a very nice RV park, actually one of the nicest parks, and at a very reasonable price. It does get cold in the winter months.
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It's going to be colder than Arizona!

It's nice during the day, but yes I am discovering the nights are quiet a bit colder here.
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Pahrump Nevada Yes or No???

I decided on Pahrump Station Best Western. The park is well maintained, clean, a well groomed look. Couldn't have nicer neighbors, and it's $80 a month cheaper than Saddle West across the street, and it's much quieter than Saddle West. Although the silver spur seafood buffet at Saddle West is to die for even though it cost almost $20 per person. Over all I think I have discovered a new paradise here. It's like a mini Lake Havasu City with friendlier people and of course it's much cheaper than Lake Havasu, easier to find my way around. There is Walmart, Smiths, Home Depot, Radio Shack, Little Ceasars Pizza, Albertsons, discount tire and I'm probably forgetting something. So almost everything I need here. The only draw back is gas and oil prices are higher in Nevada than Arizona and Utah.
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We stay at Preferred RV which is by the Nugget. We don't go before the end March, but there are a lot of folks that do winter there. It is a very nice town, relatively quiet and close to Vegas. This time of year will be cold at night but warm up some during the day.
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