Boulder Beach

 
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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.
 

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Location

268 Lakeshore Road
Boulder City, NV 89005

Directions

Located along Lakeshore Road within the park between the cities of Henderson and Boulder City, Nevada.


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Amenities

Visitors may launch boats 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 in Lake Mead; each season bringing its own exciting opportunities. For those without a boat, there is an accessible fishing pier near Hemenway Harbor. A convenient fish cleaning station is located at the top of the Hemenway Harbor Launch Ramp.
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. To the south, visitors can setup for the day with their watercraft and enjoy boating in the Boulder Basin. Open dawn till dusk.
Water-based fuel is located at the Las Vegas Boat 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.
 
 

History

Historical photo of Katherine Landing

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

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Last updated: August 14, 2020

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Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

Phone:

(702) 293-8990

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