Standard (Tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Kingman Wash
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No Pull-Through Sites
Location
Kingman Wash is located in Arizona
Latitude
36.0366 N
Longitude
-114.7099 W
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6 Reviews of Kingman Wash
Water shoes a must

Wear water shoes or some old shoes that fit good because the ground is rocky. One of the many little coves in Lake Mead that has access from the main freeway. This is Arizona side but us living in Las Vegas it was only a short hour - two-hour drive,  Pretty clean-cut road, and easy access for small or big vehicles, 4wd, and anything in between. The water temp is lovely and it's not over crowded. Good place if you and a lot of your friends or family are planning to come and camp for the weekend together because you're likely to get a waterfront spot. We saw RVs that stayed a little further up from the water who also were camping and they just had a little pop up near the water for during the day use. If you have 4wd you have the ability to make it up a little higher and a little deeper to a little more secluded areas. Most of us have rafts and kayaks which are enjoyable to get in and explore outside of the cove. Good spots for fishing too. Near the water, it's VERY rocky like I first mentioned so be careful if you plan to have the back end of your vehicle near the water to make sure you have the ability to get out.

Primitive, lake access

Just stayed 1night, wide open area with 10-15 rock fire rings, there were a few other campers but everyone spread out nicely, there was a toilet 1/4 mile up the hill from camp spots(we just dig holes) beautiful scenery, gravel road 3.5 miles to lake, rutted in a few spots but we made it just fine in 2wheel drive!:)

Lovely for a night of dispersed camping

Went on Wednesday September 16 2020 to escape the wildfire smoke in Los Angeles. The 3 mile dirt road in a Prius was not optimal but it happened. One or two hills on the way back were tough. There were several groups around swimming when we arrived, most of them left, a few camped overnight. There is a main beach, but we took a left up over the hill to a more secluded area and camped on a rather rocky surface overlooking the water. It was beautiful, we heard coyotes in the morning, some little animals rustling at night, and the swimming was lovely. Rockier than we would like even with thick camping mats though. There are a lot of prickly plants in the rocks that will cling to your skin and clothing and are painful and difficult to remove. Watch out for those fking bastards.

Fun and peaceful

This place has a good trail of you’re arriving on a vehicle. 4x4 is not needed but it is recommended. It’s almost 3 miles of dirt road with a couple of hills. You can boat to this location, hike or driver. When you finally make it you will see that it is worth it. A lot of space for multiple people. It’s usually empty when I go on weekdays. You can take your jet skis and other toys. Fishing is good and camping is awesome. A lot of start in the sky and it’s a good time with friends. Highly recommended.

Dispersed camping

Awesome spot right on lake Mead. One of the only free spots on the lake. Easy access right off road as you get further down the road closer to the beach the road gets pretty sandy and rutted. Recommend 4x4 or all wheel drive to get to the beach spot. Motorhomes and RVs can access first 2-3 spots. DRY CAMPING. No amenities. Pack in pack out

Basic but lovely proximity to the Hoover Dam

We stayed here on our way to the Hoover Dam and had a fine time. Nothing fancy, super basic free camping on public lands. Highlight was our visit to the dam itself