|Location:||601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada, 89005|
|Lat/Long:||36.009815 / -114.796876|
|Phone No:||(702) 293-8990|
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|Amenities Onsite:||Marinas | Launch ramps | Camping | RVing | Tenting | Docks | RV storage | Food | Ice | Firewood | Fuel ||
|Amenities Nearby :||Marina Fuel | Markets | Restaurants | Marina | Launch ramp | Dump station ||
|Recreation Onsite:||Road touring | Paved bike trail | River Mountain Loop Bike Trail | Boating | Houseboating | Fishing | Hiking | Horsebacking | Hunting | Wildlife viewing | Photography | Swimming | Diving | Star gazing | Black Canyon Water trail | Rogers and Blue Springs | Willow Beach | Redstone | Historic Railroad Trail | Temple Bar | South Cove | Hoover Dam | Historic Railroad Hiking Trail ||
|Recreation Nearby:||Lake Mead | Hoover Dam | Boating | Fishing | Historic Downtown Boulder City | Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino | Boulder City Golf Course ||
Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
There are nine main access points to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes two lakes and more than 1.5 million acres of land. From the small town of Boulder City, take Highway 93 toward Hoover Dam. After 4 miles, look for Lakeshore Drive on the left side of the highway. Lakeshore Drive leads to the entrance and pay station. The information center is on the right side just after you turn onto Lakeshore Drive.
The Lake Mead Visitor Center, also called the Alan Bible Visitor Center, is located off of U.S. 93, four miles southeast of Boulder City. Please see the Campbase map provided here for the location of the visitors center.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is situated in a desert environment with most campgrounds and RV parks being located on the banks of Lake Mead or the Colorado River. There are approximately 16 campgrounds in the recreation area that are open year around. The Boulder Beach campgrounds have the easiest and quickest access from Las Vegas and are usually the most crowded due to their location. Temple Bar and Echo Bay are typically less crowded campgrounds and located further away. The best seasons to camp at Lake Mead are during the fall, winter or spring. Summer temperatures soar into the 100's so, if you plan to camp during these months, it's best to pick a campground with shade trees or electricity to power your air conditioner. The best Campground with excellent shade trees is Boulder Beach Campground. Other campgrounds that have good shaded camp sites are Temple Bar Campground and Las Vegas Bay Campground.
The recreation area has several marinas. Most marinas have one dry Campground and one RV campground located nearby. Due to low lake levels, many marina buildings are no longer located on the water. Most paved launch ramps no longer reach the water. None of the recreation areas campgrounds are located on the water and only a few have a water view.
There is an entrance fee into the national park of $20 per week. However, the only open entrance pay station was located in Boulder Beach. All campgrounds in the park are first-come, first-served. Reservations are not available at campgrounds. However, reservationas are available at the RV parks. Please see the "comments" in the table below for reservable RV parks. Dry campgrounds are $20 per night. Full hookups are $30 to $45 per night depending on location. Group sites are $60 per night. Reservations are required for group sites. Please call tel:(702) 293-8906 to book during regular business hours.
A good first stop when visiting the recreation area is the Alan Bible Visitors Center. It's located at the intersection of the Great Basin Highway(93) and Lakeshore Road at Boulder Beach.
Note: The RV maximum size provided here is a Campbase estimate based on viewing the campground. Remember, every campsite varies in size and there may only be one campsite available of that size.
|Campground Name||#of Sites||Daily Fee||Season||RV Max Size||Comments|
|Boulder Beach Campground||146 tent/RV||$20||All||50+-||Excellent shaded spots, Lake view, (702) 293-8990|
|Boulder Beach Group Campground||5 group tent||$60||All||20+-||(702) 293-8906|
|Lake Mead RV Village Boulder Beach||115 RV||$30-$45||All||45+-||Lake view, Big Rigs OK, Reservable, (702) 293-2540|
|Las Vegas Bay Campground||86 tent/RV||$20||All||35+-||Shaded spots, (702) 293-8990|
|Callville Bay Campground||81 tent/RV||$20||All||30+-||(702) 293-8990|
|Trailer and RV Village Callville Bay||5 RV||$23||All||40+-||Reservable, (702) 565-8958|
|Echo Bay Campground Upper||138 tent/RV||$20||All||25 to 30ft||(702) 293-8990|
|Echo Bay Campground Lower||tent/RV||$20||All||30Ft||(702) 293-8990|
|Echo Bay RV Park||55 RV||$28-30||All||45ft+-||Reservable, (702) 394-4000|
|Temple Bar Campground||153 tent/RV||$20||All||35ft+-||Shaded spots, Lake view, (702) 293-8990|
|Temple Bar RV Resort||10 RV||$25-30||All||40Ft+-||Reservable, (928) 767-3211|
|Willow Beach RV/Campground||9 tent, 28 RV||$20-35||All||45ft+-||Reservable, (928) 767-4747|
|Cottonwood Cove Campground||145 tent/RV||$20||All||(702) 293-8990|
|Cottonwood Cove RV Campground||72 RV||$32-45||All||Reservable, (877) 386-4383|
|Katherine Landing Campground||157 Tent/RV||$20||All||(702) 293-8990|
|Lake Mohave RV Park||24 RV||$30||All||Reservable, (928) 754-3245|
There are so many things to do in Lake Mead's National Recreation Area it's actually to much to mention here. But a few fun things are:
Hoover Dam. There is a Dam tour and an information center for visitors with some souvenirs to purchase.
Bike ride or hike the paved River Mountains Loop Trail. It's a circular 35 mile trail that loops through the recreation area passing through Boulder Beach. It's a good one, make sure you bring the bike. It's accessible from the Boulder Beach Campground or the Alan Bible Visitors Center.
Most marinas in the recreation area on Lake Mead have boat rentals. Fishing boats and jet skis are usually available. Fishing boats rent for approximately $40 per hour and are a great way to get out onto the lake.
There is casino gaming near the recreation area in Boulder City and Las Vegas. Closer to the park is the Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino. It's located just a mile outside the Boulder Beach entrance. The casino also has a helicopter landing pad with tours of the Grand Canyon available.
Common Phone Numbers:
|Forever Resorts' Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures. Information, please call (800) 455-3490 or (702) 294-1414.|
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