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Top Dispersed Camping near Lake Mead National Recreation Area

270 Reviews

If you're looking for a place to dispersed camp near Lake Mead National Recreation Area, look no further. Dispersed camping is an excellent way to get away from it all and to disconnect. You're sure to find the perfect dispersed campsite for your Nevada excursion.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV (37)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Kingman Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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    Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    28 Reviews
    113 Photos
    225 Saves
    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

    A network of backcountry roads has been developed within the park to provide access to the lakeshore and other areas of interest that are off the beaten path. Approved roads are signed with a yellow arrow. The black number in the center of the arrow designates the road number. Driving on roads or trails not marked with the yellow arrow is prohibited.

    With hundreds of miles of backcountry roads, conditions can change without notice. Please travel on backcountry roads with caution. Driving off roads, in washes or cross country damages the fragile desert soil and is prohibited by National Park Service regulations.

    Please help preserve the park by staying on approved roads, respecting the rights of other visitors and carrying out all trash and litter.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Market
    • Picnic Table
    • Firewood Available
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Arizona Hot Springs — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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    Arizona Hot Springs — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    7 Reviews
    13 Photos
    327 Saves
    Willow Beach, Arizona

    From the Lake Mead Visitor Center, follow US Hwy 93 east 8.4 miles (4.2 miles past Hoover Dam). Watch for the sign to the trailhead. If you are coming from Kingman, Arizona, the trailhead is .2 miles before the mile marker 4.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Eight Mile Dispersed Camping near Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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    Eight Mile Dispersed Camping near Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    12 Reviews
    41 Photos
    83 Saves
    Henderson, Nevada

    8 Mile Rd Dispersed camping area is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. This rustic campground offers a backcountry camping experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The campground does not provide any amenities, so campers must come prepared with all necessary supplies, including water and firewood.

    Reservations are not accepted at 8 Mile Rd Dispersed camping area, as it operates on a first-come, first-served basis. It is important to note that there are no designated campsites, so visitors can choose their own spot within the designated camping area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Stewart’s Point Dispersed Camping — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Cave Dispersed — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  7. Camper-submitted photo from BLM dispersed camping west of Valley of Fire
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Valley of Fire Dispersed

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    Valley of Fire Dispersed

    19 Reviews
    55 Photos
    263 Saves
    Overton, Nevada

    Camping on public lands away from developed recreation facilities is referred to as dispersed camping. Most of the remainder of public lands are open to dispersed camping, as long as it does not conflict with other authorized uses or in areas posted "closed to camping," or in some way adversely affects wildlife species or natural resources.

    Dispersed camping is allowed on public land for a period not to exceed 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period. The 28 day period begins when a camper initially occupies a specific location on public lands. The 14 day limit may be reached either through a number of separate visits or through 14 days of continuous overnight occupation during the 28 day period. After the 14th day of occupation, the camper must move outside of a 25 mile radius of the previous location until the 29th day since the initial occupation. The purpose of this special rule is to prevent damage to sensitive resources caused by continual use of any particular areas. In addition, campers must not leave any personal property unattended for more than 10 days (12 months in Alaska).

    Campsite Selection Dispersed camp sites are located along most secondary roads and may not be marked. Popular locations can be recognized by the telltale flat disturbed area that has been used as a camp site before. Not all flat spots are sites. If possible, please use existing sites to avoid creating new disturbances. To further protect your public lands, campers must not dispose of any refuse, hazardous materials, sewage, or in any manner pollute the surrounding area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon of the Colorado Dispersed — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Moonscape Canyon Dispersed Camping — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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