Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Camping & Lodging

Hotels/Motels

There are hotels and motels in Boulder City, Henderson, Laughlin, Bullhead City and Las Vegas See map above for locations of cities. Click on the city above for. (Rates, availability and reservation online)

Boulder City, Nevada: the administrative offices for Lake Mead Recreation Area and NPS Headquarters for Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument are located here at the gateway to Lake Mead. The only community in Nevada that restricts gambling, Boulder City has all services, frequent art shows and other activities in its many parks. Many of our user have stayed at the Super 8 Motel in Boulder City.

Bullhead City, Arizona: this growing, sprawling city follows the Arizona shoreline of the Colorado River, part of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Bullhead City offers the closest, most complete services available for those enjoying Katherine Landing and the developed coves in the area. Click here for hotel information.

Henderson, Nevada: one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Henderson was once a factory town. Now sporting casinos, clean industry and a growing population in planned neighborhoods, Henderson offers all amenities to visitors. Click here for hotel information.

Laughlin, Nevada: with modern casinos towering along the western banks of the Colorado River, Laughlin is complimented by its sister city, Bullhead, Arizona on the eastern bank.

Las Vegas, Nevada: a city of nearly half a million people known for its reputation as an entertainment capital. Legal gambling, world-class plays, musicals and other productions as well as family theme parks abound in this modern mecca of indoor fun.

Camping

For camping, lodging and other information on Lake Mead National Recreation Area, call 702 293-8990 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, seven days a week.

Map - Lake Mead National Recreation Area with Campgrounds 
(Black and White; pdf; 424 kb)

Map - Lake Mead National Recreation Area with Campgrounds 
(Color; pdf; 790 kb)

Lake Mead Visitor Center is located on Nevada 166 (Lakeshore Road) just off U.S.Route 93.

Katherine Ranger Station on Lake Mohave is located on the Katherine Access Road off Arizona Route 68 by Davis Dam.

Camping is a year-round activity at Lake Mead NRA. A variety of camping experiences awaits visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA). Whether you seek the comforts of home in a recreational vehicle (RV) or the solitude of a primitive camp in the desert, you can find it here.

Reservations are accepted only for group campsites. Individual sites are all on a first-come, first-served basis. No backcountry permits are needed.

Lake Mead Campgrounds

National Park Service campgrounds are located at a number of locations. All campgrounds offer restrooms, running wafer, dump stations, grills, tables, and some shade. RVs, trailers and tents are welcome.

Boulder Beach
Open All Year
Boulder Basin area. 154 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of the campground
Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage).  Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioners.
Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach (702) 293-2540

Callville Bay
Open All Year
Boulder Basin area. 80 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of the campground
Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage). Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioners. Callville Bay Resort (702) 565-8958

Echo Bay
Open All Year
Overton Arm area. 166 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of the campground
Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage). Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioners.
Echo Bay Resort (702) 394-4000

Las Vegas Bay
Open All Year
Boulder Basin area. 89 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of the campground

Temple Bar
Open All Year
East Lake Mead area. 153 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of the campground
Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage). Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioners.
Temple Bar (928) 767-3211

Lake Mohave Campgrounds

Cottonwood Cove
Click here for PDF Map.
Open All Year
Lake Mohave area. 145 sites, 30 day limit
Map of the campground
Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage). Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioners. Cottonwood Cove Resort (702) 297-1464

Katherine's Landing
Click here for PDF Map.
Open All Year
Lake Mohave area. 173 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of the campground

Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage). Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioners.

Lake Mohave Resort at Katherine Landing (928) 754-3245

General Camping Information

Fees - Campground fees are $10 per site ($5.00 with Golden Age and Golden Access passes) and are payable immediately upon occupying a campsite. Fees are posted at the entrance to the campground. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations. Check-out time is noon.

Group Camping - Group campsites (30 person maximum per site) are located at the Boulder Campground. Camping fees are posted at the campground kiosk. Reservations are required. Please call (702) 293-8906, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The group campground is for tent camping only with limited vehicle parking. Group campground accommodations include: a common area restroom, picnic tables, fire pit and limited shaded areas. 

Single site Camping - 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.

Maximum Stay - Maximum stay within the recreation area is limited to 90 days within any consecutive 12-month period.

Quiet Hours - Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please do not create or sustain unreasonable noise, including generators, during those hours.
RV Sites with Full Hookups

Park concessioners provide RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage) at Lake Mead RV Village (Boulder Beach), Callville Bay, Echo Bay, Overton Beach, Cottonwood Cove, Temple Bar, and Katherine Landing. Reservations may be made by contacting the concessioners.

Concession RV Sites with Hookups

Boulder Basin
Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach
(702) 293-2540
Callville Bay Resort
(702) 565-8958

Overton Arm
Echo Bay Resort
(702) 394-4000

East Lake Mead
Temple Bar
(928) 767-3211

Lake Mohave
Cottonwood Cove Resort
(702) 297-1464
Lake Mohave Resort at Katherine Landing
(928) 754-3245


Property Leaving - Property unattended for longer than 24 hours is prohibited unless authorized in writing by the Superintendent.

Backcountry Camping - Numerous areas can be reached by boat, car, backpacking, or horseback. Primitive camping, accessible by boat along the shoreline is permitted anywhere outside of developed areas or areas marked NO CAMPING. Camping is limited to a total of 90 days within any consecutive 12 month period. Unless otherwise specified, camping is limited to 15 days per visit at a specific backcountry area. After 15 days, campers must either move to another backcountry area or developed campground, or leave the park. When camping in the backcountry, always tell a friend or relative where you are going and when you plan to return. Include a description of your group and your vehicle. Backcountry maps are available on the Map Page.

Fires - The latest fire restrictions are available on the Press Releases page.

Vehicle Camping - Vehicle camping is permitted only in designated areas in the backcountry. Vehicles of all kinds, including four-wheel drives, motorcycles, and bicycles, must stay on designated roads. Off-road tire tracks last for years in this fragile desert. There is no off-road travel in the park. All motorized vehicles and their drivers must be properly licensed for highway travel. Obtain copies of the park's approved road maps at any ranger station or visitor center.

Water Use - Please wash dishes at your campsite and not at the water faucets. Do not drain contaminated water on the ground, use the service sink at the comfort station. Dump holding tanks at sanitary stations located at each campground. Except for filling storage tanks do not connect hoses to water faucets.

Pets - Pets must be kept at all times on a leash not to exceed 6-feet in length and should not be left unattended. There are many coyotes in the park. Barking dogs are considered a nuisance. Owners must remove them from the campground. Never leave your pet in a closed vehicle. Temperatures can soar to 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) in minutes. Your pet can quickly die of heat stroke in those conditions.

Wildlife - Please do not feed the 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.

Backpack/Horseback - Backpack or horseback camping is allowed throughout the park and along the lake shoreline except in developed areas, restricted or ecologically-sensitive areas, within 500 feet of any paved road or within 100 feet of any spring or watering device.
General Rules

• Do not attach wires, ropes, or nails to trees or shrubs.
• Digging, leveling, or other alterations of the ground is not permitted.
• Be aware of extreme summer heat when leaving children or pets in vehicles or trailers. Never leave them in a closed vehicle.
• Secure all valuables. Do not leave them in your campsite when you are not there, even for a short time.





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