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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.

 

Camping Information & Regulations

  • It is your responsibility to familarize yourself with the rules and regulations related to camping before your arrive at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Please refer to the Superintedent's Compendium for a more detailed summary of rules and regulations.

RVs may park at any National Park Service campsite; however, there are no hookups.

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.

If you are camping in a primitive campground or a backcountry site, help us keep our campgrounds and sites beautiful and maintained by following these Leave No Trace (LNT) principles:

1) Plan ahead and prepare
2) Travel and camp on durable surfaces
3) Dispose of waste properly
4) Leave what you find
5) Minimize campfire impacts
6) Respect wildlife
7) Be considerate of other visitor

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.
 

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 Details Reservations Location Nightly Fee Total # of Sites
Boulder Beach Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead $20 135
Callville Bay Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead $20 52
Cottonwood Cove Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mohave $20 45
Echo Bay Learn more first come,
first served
Lake Mead $20
(cash only)
52
Las Vegas Bay Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead $20 85
Temple Bar Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead $20 71
Group Campground Details Reservations Location Nightly Fee Total # of Sites
Boulder Beach Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead $80 5 (tents)

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

Concession Operated Campgrounds

*Information is subject to change. For up-to-date info, contact each concessionaire directly via corresponding reservation page.
Campground Details Reservations Location Nightly Fee Total # of Sites
Katherine Landing Learn more first come,
first served
Lake Mohave Info on
concession operater website

(no hookups)
Willow Beach Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mohave
RV Park Name Details Reservations Location Nightly Fee Total # of Sites
Callville Bay Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead Info on
concession operater website
5
Cottonwood Cove Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead 72
Echo Bay Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead 54
Katherine Landing Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mohave 28
Lake Mead Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead 115
Temple Bar Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mead 10
Willow Beach Learn more Reserve a site Lake Mohave 19

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

Last updated: January 5, 2023

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