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Dry camp and Full Hookups - tent and RV

National Park Campgrounds within the Lake Mead National Park are for dry camping (no electricity or sewer).  These inexpensive campgrounds offer restrooms, water spigots, tables, trash cans and BBQ's.  These amenities are not at every campsite so choosing your site is important depending on what's important to you, such as a BBQ, etc.  Below, you can download a pdf map of each of the National Park campgrounds that show locations of these amenities. Camping at a NPS is $10/night, no reservations are taken, first come first serve.  There may be a host to check-in and get information, but not always.  Simply select an empty campsite, put your money in an envelope with your name and site info, then put it in the NPS PayStation box at the entrance.  Bring CASH.

Full hookup campgrounds are also offered at and near Lake Mead.  Most marinas offer a few full hookup sites but it can be difficult to reserve because there are so few.  The exception to this is the Lake Mead RV Village near Lake Mead Marina, as well as an RV park in Meadview at the East end of the lake, just outside the national park.  These two facilities have a good number of full hookup sites and it's usually easy to get a reservation.

Boulder Beach

Open All Year
Boulder Basin NPS campground (2mi from Lake Mead Marina), 154 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of Boulder Beach NPS campground (no hookups)

Email Lake Mead RV Village for Boulder Beach RV sites reservations with full
hookups (electric, water and sewage).

Callville Bay marina

Open All Year
Boulder Basin NPS campground (near Callville Bay Marina, 80 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of Callville NPS campground (no hookups)

Callville Bay also has 5 RV sites with full hookups (electric, water and sewage). Reserve early by contacting them at Callville Bay Resort (702) 565-8958

Echo Bay Marina

Open All Year
Echo Bay NPS campground (near Echo Bay Marina), 166 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of Echo Bay NPS campground (no hookups)

Las Vegas Bay (no marina near this location)

Open All Year
North Boulder Basin NPS Campground (near the old Las Vegas Marina), 89 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of Las Vegas NPS campground (no hookups)

Temple Bar marina

Open All Year
East Lake Mead NPS Campground (near Temple Bar Marina), 153 sites, 30 day limit.
Map of Temple Bar NPS campground (no hookups)

Temple Bar provides a limited number of RV sites with full hookups
(electric, water and sewage). Reservations may be made by contacting
them at Temple Bar Marina (928) 767-3211

Gregg Basin area

Meadview RV Park  -  Full hookups @ $23/day
Campground is about 8 miles from the lake, outside the national park. Make sure to call them to insure the South Cove Launch ramp is operational, low water level can close it.   (888) 775-2662

NPS Campground rules and regulations

Property Leaving
Occupied campsites left 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 are allowed in NPS campfire rings unless restrictions are in place.  The latest fire restrictions are available from rangers and campground hosts.

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 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.

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.

Goodings Willow can provide refreshing shade and a windbreak for campers. Please do not cut or damage these trees. It is illegal to cut or damage any tree in a National Park.

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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