The camp is a makeshift bunker in a small cave. A prospector's dog seems to live there; his master could be the dead prospector at Cottonwood Crater. In the surrounding area, there a few fire geckos nearby and numerous lakelurks to the east.
There is a Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap on top of the cinder block behind the radio.
Smith Mesa Prospector Camp appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.