The camp is a makeshift bunker in a small cave. A prospector's dog seems to live there; his possible master can be found dead in the Cottonwood Crater (south of the Smith Mesa Prospector Camp). 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 a cinder block behind the radio.
- It is possible for the camp to be used as a house, since it is secluded and the items that can be stored in the containers do not vanish over time.
Smith Mesa Prospector Camp appears in Fallout: New Vegas.