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.
This location can be used as player housing, since items stored in containers do not disappear. There is also a bedroll for players who play hardcore mode.
Smith Mesa Prospector Camp appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.