Boulder Beach

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Discover Boulder Beach

Located just minutes from Las Vegas, Boulder Beach stretches more than a mile along the shoreline of the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead. The beach is popular for swimming, boating and sailing. Stay the night in the nearby campground or RV park, enjoy a picnic while viewing the lake and stroll along the easy trails.

Please refer to the Swimming and Beaches page for up-to-date information about shoreline access at Lake Mead beaches.

 

 
 
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Things to Do at Boulder Beach

Boating

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Visitors may launch boats at the Hemenway boat ramp and personal watercraft from the rocky beaches south of the swim area. Rental boats are located nearby at Las Vegas Boat Harbor.

Water-access fuel is located at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor (Hemenway Harbor), which is located near Boulder Beach.

Visit our boating page for more info.

Hemenway Harbor launch ramp status

OPEN

Hemenway Harbor concessionaire operations

OPEN


Camping

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NPS Operated Campgrounds

*50% discount with Senior/Access Pass
**RV's may park in any NPS campsite; however, there are no hookups.
***WiFi in campgrounds is operated by a concessionaire service. Contact them directly with questions at:
Campground Reservations Nightly Fee Total # of Sites

Boulder Beach

Reserve a site

$20

135

Boulder Beach (Group)

Reserve a site

$80

5 (tents)

Concession Operated Campgrounds

*Information is subject to change. For up-to-date info, contact each concessionaire directly via corresponding reservation page.
RV Park Reservations Nightly Fee Total # of Sites

Lake Mead

Reserve a site

Info on
concessionaire
website


115

Accesible sites —— Wifi —— Dump Station
Pets allowed on leash —— Pay showers —— Included at site


Fishing

Fishing is a year-round activity at Lake Mead; each season bringing its own exciting opportunities.

Due to low water conditions, Hemeway Harbor no longer has a fishing pier, however shore fishing at Hemenway Fishing Point is allowed in the designated area marked by bouys.

In order to be considered wading, a person fishing must be standing with their feet on the bottom and not capable of free flotation through the use of any device. As water recedes, be aware of the potential for soft mud.

All other water-oriented activities, such as boating, fishing from vessels and floating devices, swimming, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving, are prohibited in this designated area.

Fishing equipment, bait and supplies are available at the marina store. A convenient fish cleaning station is located at the top of the launch ramp parking lot.


Beaches & Coves

Boulder Beach has a variety of multi-use beaches, including a swim beach popular for families and triathletes alike. The surface is graded regularly, but tends to be rocky. Be aware that as the lake levels get lower silty mud becomes exposed and people and vehicles have been known to get stuck. Always carefully test the ground before committing - even if it looks dry on top.

To the south, visitors can setup for the day with their watercraft and enjoy boating in the Boulder Basin.

Open dawn till dusk.

 
Picnic area at Willow Beach.

Picnicking

You're invited to enjoy shaded picnic areas throughout the park. Bring your own meal, or pick up snacks from one of our marinas or stores.

2 hikers enter a cone of light cast by the large opening of a tunnel on the Historic Railroad Trail.

Hiking

From the campground, you can access the River Mountains Loop Trail, a paved, multi-use trail that circles the River Mountains.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

The Hoover Dam is just minutes to the south along U.S. Highway 93. Nearby Boulder City has multiple dining, shopping and adventure options.

 

Last updated: January 5, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City , NV 89005

Phone:

702 293-8990

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