Discover Boulder BeachLocated 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.
Location268 Lakeshore Road
Boulder City, NV 89005
DirectionsLocated along Lakeshore Road within the park between the cities of Henderson and Boulder City, Nevada.
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.
Camp or RV with views of Lake Mead. The Boulder Beach Campground has nearly 150 large paved tent/RV sites. Each site has a fire pit/grill and table. Potable water spigots and restrooms are located throughout the campground. Group camping is also available by reservation only. The Lake Mead RV Village is located next to the campground and includes RV sites with full hookups and 24-hour shower and laundry facilities.
The Boulder Beach Picnic Area has 54 shaded tables, grills, potable water and nearby restrooms.
From the campground, you can access the River Mountains Loop Trail, a paved, multi-use trail that circles the River Mountains. Other nearby trails include Owl Canyon and Historic Railroad.
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.
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.
Water-access fuel is located at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor (Hemenway Harbor), which is located near Boulder Beach.
The Hoover Dam is just minutes to the south along U.S. Highway 93. Nearby Boulder City has multiple dining, shopping and adventure options.
As soon as Lake Mead started filling in the 1930s, people flocked to Boulder Beach to go swimming. In the 1950s, lifeguards, like Rae Kenny (pictured), kept an eye on swimmers who came out for a day of fun. Photo by J.M. Good
Last updated: September 1, 2022