• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • Important Notice to Mariners

    Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »

  • Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage

    Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »

  • Goldstrike Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring Trails Temporarily Closed

    A temporary emergency closure is in place for Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, through Sept. 11. This closure includes National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation lands. More »

  • Summer Fire Rules in Effect

    Lake Mead NRA is now enforcing summer fire restrictions. Please click 'more' to learn about the rules for fire during our hot, dry season. More »

Campgrounds

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area's campgrounds offer restrooms, running water, dump stations, grills, picnic tables and shade. RV's, trailers and tents welcome. Concessioner campgrounds, including recreational vehicle hook-ups, are also available within the park.
 
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Fees
Campground fees are $10 per site ($5 with the Inter-agency Senior and Access passes) and are payable immediately upon occupying a campsite. Fees are posted at the entrance to the campground. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations. Check-out time is noon. There is more information available on our Fees & Reservations Page

 
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Single Site Camping
Site capacity maximum is eight persons, four tents and two motorized vehicles (e.g., one camping unit and a towed vehicle) per site. Four motorcycles may occupy a site. Motor vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only and may not be driven onto the dirt or across irrigation ditches. Park campgrounds at Callville are first come, first served.

 
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Group Camping
Group campsites (30 person maximum per site) are located at the Boulder Campground. Camping fees are posted at the campground kiosk. Reservations are required. Please call (702) 293-8906, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The group campground is for tent camping only with limited vehicle parking. Group campground accommodations include a common area restroom, picnic tables, fire pit and limited shaded areas.

 
Plan your visit by starting on our Visitor Services Page. Here you will find useful links to everything from where to rent kayaks to boat repair and other services offered by permittees in the park.

 
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RV Sites with Full Hookups
Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage) at Lake Mead RV Village (Boulder Beach), Callville Bay, Echo Bay, Cottonwood Cove, Temple Bar, and Katherine Landing. Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioner.
 
Concession RV Sites with Hookups
Boulder
Basin


Lake Mead RV Village
at Boulder Beach
(702) 293-2540

Callville Bay Resort
(702) 565-8958
Overton
Arm


Echo Bay Trailer Village
(702) 293-2540
East
Lake Mead


Temple Bar Marina
(928) 767-3211
Lake
Mohave


Cottonwood Cove Resort
(702) 297-1464

Lake Mohave Resort at Katherine Landing
(928) 754-3245
Willow
Beach


Willow Beach Marina
Harbor and Campground
(928) 767-4747


Note: Links redirect to concessioners' websites
 
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Backcountry Camping
Numerous areas can be reached by boat, car, backpacking or horseback. Primitive camping, accessible by boat along the shoreline, is permitted anywhere outside of developed areas or areas marked NO CAMPING. Camping is limited to a total of 90 days within any consecutive 12-month period. Unless otherwise specified, camping is limited to 15 days per visit at a specific backcountry area. After 15 days, campers must either move to another backcountry area or developed campground, or leave the park. When camping in the backcountry, always tell a friend or relative where you are going and when you plan to return. Include a description of your group and your vehicle. Backcountry maps are available on the Map Page.

 
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Vehicle Camping
Vehicle camping is permitted only in designated areas in the backcountry. Vehicles of all kinds, including four-wheel drives, motorcycles, and bicycles, must stay on designated roads. Off-road tire tracks last for years in this fragile desert. There is no off-road travel in the park. All motorized vehicles and their drivers must be properly licensed for highway travel. Obtain copies of the park's approved road maps at any ranger station or visitor center.

 
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Backpack/Horseback Camping
Backpack or horseback camping is allowed throughout the park and along the lake shoreline except in developed areas. Camping is not permitted in restricted or ecologically-sensitive areas. The campsite must be at least 1/2 mile from any paved road and at least 100 feet from any spring or watering device.





 
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General Rules and Information
Backpack or horseback camping is allowed throughout the park and along the lake shoreline except in developed areas. Camping is not permitted in restricted or ecologically-sensitive areas. The campsite must be at least 1/2 mile from any paved road and at least 100 feet from any spring or watering device.
 
Maximum Stay
Maximum stay within the recreation area is limited to 90 days within any consecutive 12-month period.
Quiet Hours
Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please do not create or sustain unreasonable noise, including generators, during those hours.
Property
Property unattended for longer than 24 hours is prohibited unless authorized in writing by the Lake Mead NRA Superintendent.

 
Water Use
Please wash dishes at your campsite and not at the water faucets. Do not drain contaminated water on the ground, use the service sink at the comfort station. Dump holding tanks at sanitary stations located at each campground. Except for filling storage tanks, do not connect hoses to water faucets.
 
Pets
Pets must be kept at all times on a leash not to exceed 6-feet in length and should not be left unattended. Be aware that there are many coyotes in the park. Barking dogs are considered a nuisance. Owners must remove them from the campground. Never leave your pet in a closed vehicle. Temperatures can soar to 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) in minutes. Your pet can quickly die of heat stroke in those conditions.
Wildlife
Please do not feed the wildlife! Wild animals can become dependent on handouts of food and lose their fear of humans. This is dangerous for the wildlife and you. All plants, animals and natural features are protected in national parks.

Trees
Trees can provide refreshing shade and a windbreak for campers. It is illegal to cut or damage any tree in a national park.
Fires
The latest fire restrictions are available on the Press Releases page.

 
General Rules
1. Do not attach wires, ropes, or nails to trees or shrubs.
2. Digging, leveling, or other alterations of the ground is not permitted.
3. Be aware of extreme summer heat when leaving children or pets in vehicles or trailers. Never leave them in a closed vehicle.
4. Secure all valuables. Do not leave them in your campsite when you are not there, even for a short time.

Did You Know?

Scenic picture of Wilderness in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

"The wilderness . . . that has come to us from the eternity of the past we have the boldness to project into the eternity of the future. It seems presumptuous for men and women . . . to dare to undertake a program for perpetuity, but that surely is our challenge." -- Howard Zahniser