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About Government Wash Boondocking - Lake Mead National Rec Area
Government Wash Boondocking - Lake Mead National Rec Area is located in Nevada
36.131 N
-114.837 W
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2 Reviews of Government Wash Boondocking - Lake Mead National Rec Area
Government Wash

This is a beautiful spot to visit for the day, as there is no camping allowed by the water or the "boat ramp" but you can camp anywhere along the dirt road leading up to the lake. Follow road signs for Government Wash, you will drive along a dirt road for a while and then encounter a restroom with flushing toilets and a sink, but no drinking water. Continue through the parking lot onto the next dirt road. If you are looking for a place to launch your boat/jetski this is the perfect place! It was a large, flat landing at the bottom, but there are multiple ways to get down to the water depending on the dirt roads you take. There is hiking where ever you want to walk, make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen and and shoes as there is some broken glass and trash laying around. The water is cool, clear and refreshing. Beware of coyotes lurking around fire rings looking for food!! I have two dogs that I take with me to run around, and swim and they love being able to play off of the leash.

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We loved staying here and were able to get in with a 2WD car. You must drive in about a mile before you see signs saying you are able to camp. We had great views and good cross country hiking. No ammenities. You are boondocking here.