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Top Tent Camping near Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Looking for the best options for tent camping near Lake Mead National Recreation Area? The Dyrt helps you find campsites near Lake Mead National Recreation Area with tent camping. Each tent site offers quick access to one or more of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada's most popular destinations.

Best Tent Camping Sites Near Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV (42)

    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    1.

    Boulder Beach Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    67 Reviews
    207 Photos
    432 Saves
    Henderson, Nevada

    Overview

    Boulder Beach Campground is located just minutes from Las Vegas along the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead. It___s open year-round and features large paved sites that can accommodate tents or large RVs, along with tables, fire pits and/or grills. Restrooms and water spigots are located throughout the campsites. Temperatures usually surpass 100F (37C) degrees June-August. In May and September, daytime highs are around 90F (32C). October-April, temperatures are much cooler. Lows can dip to freezing temps December-February. The area averages 4 inches of rain each year. There is lush vegetation that provides shade, and many sites have pristine views of the lake. Boulder Beach is about a 20-minute walk from the campground.

    Recreation

    When you stay at Boulder Beach Campground, you___ll have access to many recreation opportunities. Boulder Beach, Special Events Beach, Canoe/Kayak Beach and PWC Beach are 1-2 miles away. At these locations you can swim, kayak and jetski. If you prefer to explore the park on land, the River Mountains Loop Trail passes right by the campground. This paved trail is more than 30 miles long and leads to the Historic Railroad Tunnell Trail near the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Other nearby amenities include the Hemenway Harbor Fishing Pier and boat launch ramp. At the Las Vegas Boat Harbor or Lake Mead Marina you can rent a boat for a few hours or dine at the docks. Lake Mead Cruises is also nearby and offers cruises seasonally on the lake to the Hoover Dam and back.__ ~Air tour noise may be present at times throughout the day. Please check the park website at www.nps.gov/lake for updates on amenity closures.

    Facilities

    Each campsite provides space for up to eight people with one camping unit, i.e., motor home or camp trailer. A maximum of two motorized vehicles, four motorcycles or combination thereof if towed or carried on or by a camper may occupy a site. Paved roads lead to each site, and the sites are asphalt or concrete. There are multiple water spigots and restrooms spread throughout the campground. The restrooms have sinks and flush toilets. There are no showers. Accessible sites are available. An RV dump station and water refill station are located near the entrance of the campground.

    Natural Features

    Boulder Beach Campground is like an oasis, because of the lush vegetation that shades nearly every campsite. There is a mix of palm trees, oleanders, mature cottonwood trees and native vegetation that also helps provide privacy between sites. Most campsites offer views of Lake Mead, Fortification Hill and the River Mountains. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the coyotes.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Hoover Dam is just minutes to the south along U.S. Highway 93. Nearby Boulder City has multiple dining, shopping and adventure options.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please have cancellations processed in the system in advance of your visit when you can so that others may enjoy that site.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Beach RV Park & Campground

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    Willow Beach RV Park & Campground

    35 Reviews
    131 Photos
    313 Saves
    Willow Beach, Arizona

    Willow Beach RV Park is your full-service RV Park and tent campground located just 30 minutes from Boulder City and 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. With its unique location, the park offers scenic views of the Colorado River, Black Canyon, as well as the mountain and desert landscapes in the distance. Enjoy a variety of water activities on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, hike on the many trails in the recreation area, tour the Hoover Dam, or head to Las Vegas for some nightlife entertainment.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $35 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park

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    Atlatl Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park

    84 Reviews
    463 Photos
    828 Saves
    Overton, Nevada

    World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. The park also hosts an Annual Atlatl Competition in which participants test their skills with replicas of ancient spears. Open year round, the park has numerous campsites equipped with shaded tables, grills and water, as well as many intriguing trails to tempt hikers.

    Valley of Fire Camping: There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 72 units. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water and restrooms. A dump station and showers are available. All campsites are first-come, first-served. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.

    RV Camping: RV sites with power and water hookups are available.

    Group Area: There are three group areas, each accommodating up to 45 people, though parking is limited. These sites are available for overnight camping and picnicking by reservation only. Call the park for reservations.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground

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    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Red Rock Campground

    67 Reviews
    163 Photos
    239 Saves
    Blue Diamond, Nevada

    Overview

    Red Rock Canyon's standard, RV, and group campsites are located in the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, an approximate 20 mile drive from "The Las Vegas Strip." Visitors enjoy hiking, rock climbing, bike riding and scenic driving in this unique Mojave Desert environment. Note: If visitors would like to visit the scenic drive, they must have a separate timed entry reservation for each day they plan to enter the scenic drive. Reservations are required October 1 to May 31, 8am -5pm.__

    Recreation

    The Red Rock Scenic Drive & Visitor Center is located 3 miles from the campground. If visitors would like to visit the scenic drive, they must have a separate timed entry reservation for each day they plan to enter the scenic drive. Reservations are required October 1 to May 31, 8am -5pm. Red Spring/Calico Basin is located 2 miles from the campground and is a no fee area and does not require a reservation. Activities available are miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and road biking. Guided hikes and educational programs available on certain days at the Visitor___s Center.

    Facilities

    The Red Rock Scenic Drive & Visitor Center is located 3 miles from the campground. If visitors would like to visit the scenic drive, they must have a separate timed entry reservation for each day they plan to enter the scenic drive. Reservations are required October 1 to May 31, 8am -5pm. Red Spring/Calico Basin is located 2 miles from the campground and is a no fee area and does not require a reservation. Activities available are miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and road biking. Guided hikes and educational programs available on certain days at the Visitor___s Center.

    Natural Features

    Red Rock Canyon's unique geology with multicolored sandstone atop of gray limestone creates a unique environment with seasonal springs and waterfalls. There are many archeological sites of petroglyphs, pictographs, and agave pits in the Willow Springs Picnic Area. It's home to the threatened desert tortoise and many other desert animals. The campground is in a quiet bowl near some of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the country, providing privacy with limited shade.

    Nearby Attractions

    Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (10 minutes) Springs Preserve (20 minutes) Floyd Lamb Park (30 minutes) Desert National Wildlife Refuge (35 minutes) Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve (40 minutes) Mt Charleston/Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway (45 minutes) Hoover Dam (1 hour) Lake Mead National Recreation Area (1 hour) Valley of Fire (1 hour) Grand Canyon West (2.5 hours)

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations*: *cancellation becomes a "late cancellation" at 12:01 am EST on the day before arrival. ___ $10.00 fee if reservation is changed/cancelled earlier than the day before arrival. ___ $10.00 plus first night's camping fee is charged if reservation is cancelled the day before or the day of the arrival, except when the reservation is only for 1 night (in which case only the first night's camping fee is charged). No Shows: customer does not arrive and/or does not cancel reservation by check out time (11 :00am) the day after the scheduled arrival date. $20.00 service fee charged and forfeit the first night's user fee ___ If requested before the late cancellation window: NRRS will handle ___ If requested during the late cancellation window (day before arrival, or day of arrival): Customer will be charged first night's use fee, and refunded rest ___ If requested after arrival, during or after departure from site: recreation.gov processes and field office has to approve

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Trail RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Trail RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Trail RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Trail RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Trail RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Trail RV Park

    5.

    Canyon Trail RV Park

    8 Reviews
    37 Photos
    58 Saves
    Boulder City, Nevada
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Eight Mile Dispersed Camping near Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Eight Mile Dispersed Camping near Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Eight Mile Dispersed Camping near Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Eight Mile Dispersed Camping near Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Eight Mile Dispersed Camping near Government Wash — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    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
    91 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
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Bay Lower Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Bay Lower Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Bay Lower Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Bay Lower Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Bay Lower Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Echo Bay Lower Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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    Echo Bay Lower Campground — Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    18 Reviews
    44 Photos
    115 Saves
    Overton, Nevada

    Overview

    Echo Bay Campground is located in the northern end of the park along the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. It___s open year-round and features paved sites that can accommodate tents or RVs, along with tables, fire pits and/or grills. Restrooms and water spigots are located throughout the campsite. Temperatures usually surpass 100F (37C) degrees June-August. In May and September, daytime highs are around 90F (32C). October-April, temperatures are much cooler. Lows can dip to freezing temps December-February. The area averages 4 inches of rain each year. Some sites have views of the lake, and vegetation provides some shade.__

    Recreation

    The Echo Bay developed area has a small picnic area, boat launch and store that sells amenities. Anglers enjoy coming to this area to fish along the many coves that can be accessed by foot or boat. A fish cleaning station is located near the picnic area.__

    Facilities

    The Echo Bay developed area has a small picnic area, boat launch and store that sells amenities. Anglers enjoy coming to this area to fish along the many coves that can be accessed by foot or boat. A fish cleaning station is located near the picnic area.__

    Natural Features

    There is a mix of palm trees, oleanders, mature cottonwood trees and native vegetation that help provide shade and privacy between sites. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the occasional coyote. Some sites have a view of the lake. Echo Bay is remote, making it an ideal location to view the night skies.

    Nearby Attractions

    There are many adventures to be discovered from Echo Bay, including the Redstone Picnic Area, the historic once-flooded town of St. Thomas, Rogers Spring, Blue Point Spring and the Valley of Fire State Park.

    Charges & Cancellations

    If you need to cancel, please cancel as soon as possible through Recreation.gov so availability is opened up to others.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only
    Camper-submitted photo from Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only

    8.

    Desert Eagle RV Park - Military Only

    17 Reviews
    32 Photos
    69 Saves
    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

    Open only to DoD cardholders and Retirees The Desert Eagle RV Park has 226 total campsites, 222 full hookup sites, and 4 partial hookup sites. With our recent expansion, 115 new full hookup sites have been added and they are getting rave reviews!

    Other amenities include one tent area, a coin-operated Laundromat, shower & restroom facilities, and short-term storage for a maximum of 90 days. Rates are only available nightly, and the length of stay can be up to 6 months. Reservation may be made up to 6 months in advance by mail, phone, or e-mail.

    Starting June 15 Our tent sites and overflow sites will be closed until Sept 15

    Open only to DoD cardholders and Retirees, the Desert Eagle RV Park has 226 total campsites, 222 full hookup sites, and 4 partial hookup sites. With our recent expansion, 115 new full hookup sites have been added and they are getting rave reviews!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Arch Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Arch Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Arch Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Arch Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Arch Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Arch Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park

    9.

    Arch Rock Campground — Valley of Fire State Park

    17 Reviews
    112 Photos
    370 Saves
    Overton, Nevada

    Camping: There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 72 units. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water and restrooms. A dump station and showers are available. All campsites are available by reservation. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Valley of Fire Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Valley of Fire Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Valley of Fire Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Valley of Fire Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Valley of Fire Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Valley of Fire Dispersed

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    Valley of Fire Dispersed

    19 Reviews
    55 Photos
    282 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.

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    • Phone Service
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