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Spend your next camping adventure on the lake. With over 900 camping and RV sites at 15 different locations, there is a variety of desert and lakeside landscapes sure to please everyone. 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.
 

Important Information

  • The following areas are closed to camping:
    • Day use areas
    • Arizona: North and South Telephone Cove, Cabinsite Point and Princess Cove
    • Nevada: Rogers Spring and Placer Cove
  • Camping is limited to a total of 90 days within any consecutive 12-month period.
  • Camping is limited to 30 days in any developed campground.
  • Camping is limited to 15 days per visit in the backcountry. After 15 days, campers must either move to another backcountry area or developed campground, or leave the park.
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • All persons camping within one-quarter mile of the shore of Lake Mead and Lake Mohave to include hot and cold springs shall have a means to contain solid human waste.
  • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please do not create or sustain unreasonable noise, including generators, during those hours.
  • Property unattended for longer than 24 hours is prohibited unless authorized in writing by the Lake Mead NRA Superintendent.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash not to exceed 6-feet in length and should not be left unattended. Barking dogs are considered a nuisance. Never leave your pet in a closed vehicle. Pet excrement must be disposed of in trash containers.
  • Please do not feed 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 can provide refreshing shade and a windbreak for campers. It is illegal to cut or damage any tree in a national park.
  • Gas powered grills are permitted on houseboats and within developed areas. Fires are permitted in grills, fire rings, portable stoves, portable barbecues and portable fireplaces in all campgrounds and picnic areas. Campfires are permitted throughout the backcountry.
  • Fire size must be less than three feet in diameter.
  • Fires must be at least ten feet from the nearest beach logs, structure, or vegetation.
  • Chemically treated wood, painted wood, wood with nails or staples shall not be used.
  • Fires must be above ground (no pit fires) and attended at all times.
  • Fires must be completely extinguished with water, doused and stirred. Fires should not be covered with sand; as it will insulate the heat and create an unseen danger for wildlife and visitors.
  • Rock Rings must be deconstructed and refuse must be removed from beach after visit.
  • When shoreline camping, all charcoal ashes must be packed out and disposed of in park trash receptacles after ensuring that they are completely extinguished.
Campground fees are $20 per site ($10 with the Interagency Senior and Access passes) and are payable immediately upon occupying a campsite. Fees are posted at the entrance to the campground. Sites managed by the National Park Service 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

Concession run campsites are priced and operated by the individual concession company. Fees and prices are subject to change. Please visit their website for more information.
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.
Group campsites (12 person minimum/30 person maximum per site) are $80 per site and located at the Boulder Beach Campground. Camping fees are posted at the campground kiosk. Reservations are required. Please call (702) 293-8906, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The group campground is for tent camping only with limited vehicle parking. RV sites are located nearby. Group campground accommodations include a common area restroom, picnic tables, fire pit and limited shaded areas.
RVs may park at any National Park Service campsite; however, there are no hookups. Boulder Beach Campground can accommodate larger RVs.

Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage) at Lake Mead RV Village, Callville Bay, Echo Bay, Temple Bar, Willow Beach, Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing. Reservations may be made by contacting the concessionaire.
If you prefer to camp off the grid, the park has many options for backcountry camping.

Visit our backcountry page to learn more what opportunities are available.
Vehicle camping is permitted at developed campgrounds or in primitive areas designated on the backcountry maps. Vehicles of all kinds, including four-wheel drives, motorcycles and bicycles, must stay on designated roads.
The park has hundreds of miles of shoreline and backcountry suitable for camping. You can camp almost anywhere accessible by boat, paddlecraft, foot or on horseback. Your campsite must be at least 1/2 mile from any designated road.
 

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Lake Mead Camping

 

Boulder Beach Campground

Boulder Beach Campgrounds

  • Total Sites: 148 Tent/RV
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
The Boulder Beach Campground is located just minutes from Las Vegas along the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead. It’s open year-round and features large paved sites that can accommodate tents or large RVs, along with tables, fire pits and/or grills.

These sites are like an oasis, because of the lush vegetation that shades nearly every campsite. There is a mix of palm trees, oleanders, mature cottonwood trees and native vegetation that also helps provide privacy between sites. Most campsites offer views of Lake Mead, Fortification Hill and the River Mountains. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the occasional coyote.

This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 702-293-8990. Get a 50% discount with a Senior/Access Pass.

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Boulder Beach Group Campground

Boulder Beach Group Camping

  • Total Sites: 5 Group Tent
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
When you stay at the Boulder Beach Group Campground, you’ll have access to many recreation opportunities. Boulder Beach, Special Events Beach, Canoe/Kayak Beach and PWC Beach are 1-2 miles away. At these locations you can swim, kayak and jetski. If you prefer to explore the park on land, the River Mountains Loop Trail passes right by the campground. This paved trail is more than 30 miles long and leads to the Historic Railroad Trail.

Other nearby amenities include the Hemenway Harbor Fishing Pier and boat launch ramp. At the Las Vegas Boat Harbor or Lake Mead Marina you can rent a boat for a few hours or dine at the docks. Lake Mead Cruises is also nearby and offers cruises on the lake to the Hoover Dam and back.

This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is available on a reservable basis through recreation.gov. For more information about the park, please call (702) 293-8906, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Lake Mead RV Village

Lake Mead RV Village

  • Total Sites: 115 RV
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
Lake Mead's Boulder Beach area offers many things to see and do. Whether you’d rather go sightseeing, tour Hoover Dam, go shopping, visit historic Boulder City or try your luck in Las Vegas, Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach is conveniently located to a variety of attractions. There’s a lot going on around Lake Mead RV Village, so set up camp and discover this diverse and historically significant area, while enjoying your stay on the shores of Lake Mead.


Enjoy nights admiring the Lake Mead sunset while camping at the Lake Mead RV Village. Whether you stay a night or a month, we provide excellent amenities to make your vacation memorable.

For more information about these sites contact Lake Mead Mohave Adventures at 702-293-2540.

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Las Vegas Bay Campground

Las Vegas Bay Campground

  • Total Sites: 84 Tent/RV
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
Las Vegas Bay Campground is located just minutes from Las Vegas on the western edge of the park and has lush vegetation that shades nearly every campsite. There is a mix of palm trees, oleanders, mature cottonwood trees and native vegetation that also helps provide privacy between sites. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the occasional coyote.

Las Vegas Bay is a location where you can quickly get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to just relax and enjoy the outdoors. Bluffs Trail is a well-defined trail leads along the bluffs with grand views overlooking Las Vegas Wash. The trailhead starts next to site #72 in the campground. This area is ideal to bird watch, so be sure to bring your binoculars and camera. There are no services within walking distance and no access to the lake. However, trails, launch ramps, fishing piers, marinas and restaurants can be reached by car in about 20 minutes.

This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 702-293-8990. Get a 50% discount with a Senior/Access Pass.

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Callville Bay Campground

Callville Bay Campgrounds

  • Total Sites: 52 Tent/RV
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
When you stay at Callville Bay Campground, you can enjoy the area on land or on water. A nearby shaded picnic area has cool grass, grills, restrooms and panels explaining the history of the area. Across the street, you’ll find the trailhead to the Callville Summit Trail. This 2.7-mile moderate hike requires a short climb, but yields a spectacular view of Lake Mead, Fortification Hill, the Hemenway Valley and the River Mountains.

The Callville Bay Resort & Marina is within walking distance and has a dine-in restaurant and lounge, a café and store with many amenities. Down at the marina, you can rent boats by the hour or launch your own at the launch ramp. Although fishing and swimming are not allowed in the harbor where the marina is located, you can hike throughout the backcountry to find your own secluded cove.

This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please call 702-293-8990. Get a 50% discount with a Senior/Access Pass.

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Callville Bay RV Park

Callville Bay RV Park

  • Total Sites: 5 RV
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
More than 550 miles of pristine shoreline. Soaring red rock cliffs. Countless bays and beaches. Get off the grid for the vacation of a lifetime at Callville Bay Resort & Marina on Lake Mead. Conveniently located within an hour of Las Vegas, Nevada, Callville Bay offers an ideal getaway perfectly complemented by infinite opportunities for adventure and entertainment.

Personal watercraft and ski boat rentals are available for a fun-filled day trip, along with multiple houseboat rental options for extended stays. We look forward to welcoming you to Callville Bay Resort & Marina and the unforgettable moments that await your arrival.

Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioner, Callville Bay Resort & Marina, at 702-565-8958.

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Echo Bay Campground

Echo Bay Campgrounds

  • Total Sites: 37 Tent/RV
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
The Echo Bay developed area has a small picnic area, boat launch and store that sells amenities. Anglers enjoy coming to this area to fish along the many coves that can be accessed by foot or boat. A fish cleaning station is located near the picnic area.

There are many adventures to be discovered from Echo Bay, including the Redstone Picnic Area, the historic once-flooded town of St. Thomas, Rogers Spring, Blue Point Spring and the Valley of Fire State Park.

This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 702-293-8990. Get a 50% discount with a Senior/Access Pass.

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Echo Bay RV Park

Echo Bay RV Park

  • Total Sites: 58 RV
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
Our Echo Bay Park is a fisherman’s and boater’s paradise. Located on the north end of Lake Mead, this secluded park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Close to the “must-see” wonder of the Valley of Fire State Park and the ruins of the historic town of St. Thomas, visitors have an array of hiking and sightseeing opportunities. The large RV sites provide room for your boat, and the free on-site launch ramp are ideal for boaters.

Enjoy camping at the Echo Bay RV Village! Whether you stay a night or a month, we provide excellent amenities to make your vacation memorable.

To make reservations or for more information, contact Lake Mead Mohave Adventures at 702-394-4000.

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Temple Bar Campground

Temple Bar Campgrounds

  • Total Sites: 71 Tent/RV
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
Enjoy the Temple Bar area by land or water. Hike through the desert along the Temple View Trail to observe the crystal blue waters of Lake Mead and the natural temple that changes colors throughout the day. Launch your own boat or rent one from the marina. You can also dine at the seasonal cafe, or grab a variety of snacks, drinks and charcoal from the store.

Picnic tables and grills are located near the store. Although there are no beaches at Temple Bar, it's a great place to rent a boat and find your own secluded beach or cove where you can spend the day fishing, soaking in the sun and wading along the shore.

This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 702-293-8990. Get a 50% discount with a Senior/Access Pass.

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Temple Bar RV Park

Temple Bar RV

  • Total Sites: 10 RV
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
Just 75 miles away from Las Vegas, Temple Bar Marina is located in the Temple Basin on the Arizona side of eastern Lake Mead. It’s the closest marina for Arizonans who want to get away from the more populated Boulder Basin area of Lake Mead.

The RV Park at Temple Bar Marina is a perfect location for enjoying the lake and all its recreational activities.

Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioner, Temple Bar Marina, at 928-767-3211.

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Lake Mohave Camping

 

Cottonwood Cove Campground

Cottonwood Cove Campgrounds

  • Total Sites: 45 Tent/RV
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
Cottonwood Cove is located right next to a picnic area with grills and a sandy beach along Lake Mohave. You can walk on over for a swim, and free loaner life jackets are available to borrow for the day.

If you prefer to venture out onto the lake, there is a launch ramp next to the beach for your own boat, or you can rent one from the marina. The marina also has a café, store and motel for your friends who want to join your adventure but aren’t into camping.

This campground is managed by the National Park Service and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 702-293-8990. Get a 50% discount with a Senior/Access Pass.

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Cottonwood Cove RV Park

Cottonwood Cove RV Park

  • Total Sites: 72 RV
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina at Lake Mohave is a premier destination for houseboat rentals, watercraft rentals, camping and includes a spacious rv park. We are conveniently located on the Colorado River and just a short drive from Laughlin, Nevada. Our resort and marina have lakeside accommodations, a full-service rv park, nearby campground facilities and a variety of boat rentals. Visit us at Lake Mohave and experience the getaway of a lifetime.

Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioner, Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina, at (702) 297-1464.

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Katherine Landing Campground

Katherine Landing Campgrounds

  • Total Sites: 157 Tent/RV
  • RV Hookups: No
  • Showers: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
With views of the lake and within walking distance of the marina, swim beach, dining and retail store, campsites at Katherine Landing feature a wide array of amenities including concrete picnic tables, fire rings with cooking grills, modern restrooms, showers, with laundry facilities close by. Wi-fi access through Access Parks is available.

Campsites at Katherine Landing offer guests a scenic, affordable basecamp for adventures on and around beautiful Lake Mohave.

Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioner, Katherine Landing Recreation Company, at 928-754-3245.

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Katherine Landing RV Park

Katherine Landing RV Park

  • Total Sites: 25 RV
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
The Katherine Landing RV campsites come complete with water, sewer and electrical hook-ups. All spaces have the option of household current, 30 amp, or 50 amp power. Laundry, restroom and shower facilities are available on site. All spaces are back-in with the largest space accommodating a 40′ RV.

For a Lake Mohave camping adventure in the comfort of your own rig, the RV campsites at Katherine Landing offer all the connections you need!

Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioner, Katherine Landing Recreation Company, at 928-754-3245.

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Willow Beach RV/Campground

Willow Beach RV Park/Campgrounds

  • Total Sites: 9 Tent / 28 RV
  • RV Hookups: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
Willow Beach RV Park is your full-service RV Park and tent campground located just 30 minutes from Boulder City and 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. With its unique location, the park offers scenic views of the Colorado River,Black Canyon, as well as the mountain and desert landscapes in the distance. Enjoy a variety of water activities on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, hike on the many trails in the recreation area, tour the Hoover Dam, or head to Las Vegas for some nightlife entertainment.

Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioner, Willow Beach RV Park, at 928-767-4747.

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Last updated: September 29, 2020

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Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

Phone:

(702) 293-8990

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