Despite the name, there is are no caves that one can see at the lake. This lake is a very small hidden desert treasure. There is a lakeside campground with few campsites that fill up very quickly. There is also BLM land 20 minutes from the lake where you camp disperse camp for free.
There are toilets, and showers available at the campsite. Dogs, fishing, and boats are allowed. Along the backside of the lake are the best spots if your looking to let your dog off of the leash to play in the water, or be secluded in the soft grass and shade of the bushes.
This is a nice family spot to spend the weekend. It gets very crowded very fast so be sure to leave early if you want to stay at one of the lakeside campgrounds. All roads are paved.
Cave Lake State Park offers outstanding recreational opportunities year-round. Stocked with rainbow trout and home to German brown trout, the 32-acre reservoir provides outstanding fishing and boating. Other summer activities include swimming, hiking, camping and mountain biking. Once winter arrives, guests of the park can enjoy ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The park is also home to abundant and diverse wildlife.
The campsites are very nice and offer views of the lake, be aware of mice….don't leave any food out!
Star gazing here is incredible as there is no light pollutin…sit back and watch the wheel in the sky turn - Milky way baby!
Just spent a week there. Loved it! Very clean nice camp spots. Most spots not real big. If you have a big rig not recommend. Bathrooms with free showers, free dump for paid campers.
Fishing was awesome! Great hiking trails, except no printed maps of trails. Great mountain biking too, we did all three.
Lots to see close by. $15 a night. No reservations accepted, it filled up for the weekend.
I will go back.
Wonderful place to camp. They have fire pits, shade, lakes, restrooms, and a place to get supplies of needed including firewood. They also have a play ground for the kiddos and they just loved it. Check it out yourself I don't think you will be disappointed.
My dad was visiting me here in Bullhead City and said "we're going camping July 4th weekend, would you like to come?" Well our ideas of camping are quite different: Me tent, dry camp, dirt, trees. Him hookups, satellite TV, AC… He said a guy he knows told him about Cave Lake north of Vegas. I looked it up saw it had both styles and said sure we'll go. The park is near Ely NV. There are two campgrounds in the Lake view and Elk flat. Elk flat is some distance from the lake in juniper trees they have flush toilets and showers. There is water and each site has a picnic table, fire ring and a graded area for a tent or RV. Lake view has the same amenities but within walking distance to the lake. There is a Ranger Station at each campground. The fishing is supposed to be very good there but we didn't fish much. I enjoyed camping there and would go back.