10 Parks near Lake Mead Recreational Area, Arizona
Apr 2016 - $33.00
This was an overnight stop for us and I selected it based on other reviews - it was an excellent choice. I may be a bit biased because I feel we had the best site in the campground, A7. A long pull through with good spacing from other sites and a large picnic area. We were the highest rv site in the campground and had a little view of the water. The road down from the highway is narrow and a bit winding with some lumpy patches from the many times the water and dirt have crossed it in rainstorms. During our one night stay it rained hard all night and we wondered if we might get to stay an extra day or two because of road closure but no such luck. The roads and the sites are all paved and other than the one or two next to the restrooms, they all seemed to be nice sites. Verizon did not work, not even a blip. I suspect this might be a very warm place in the summer and is probably very popular for families. This is in a NRA so you need to pay to enter or have a park pass. Register at the marina store. - PBuds
Nov 2015 - $18.00
One of my absolute favorite places to stay! Not much to do, and no recreational facilities other than boat rentals and hiking trails, but drop-dead gorgeous views. Road into the campground has been washed out a few times in flash floods, but campground itself is safe because it is high above the river. Roads in campground are paved and in very good condition, as are campsites and all facilities. Sites have a large cement pad and asphalt entrances to pad. No cell service, but free WiFi worked fine, especially with my booster. Also, I was pleased to find a washer and dryer available, which is a very nice bonus. Incredibly quiet and dark at night, which is hard to find these days. I would love to rent a boat sometime, but cannot do that alone. I am taking their raft trip from Hoover Dam next weekend. Incredible value for a full hookup site with senior pass. - judy_online
Aug 2015 - $20.00
This part of Lake Mead was unknown to me at first because I was unaware that Lake Mead extended to Arizona. This little gem is right on the lake, very beautiful when the sun rises. It was VERY hot as well.
We only stayed for one night but it was great. The bathrooms are near by. If you have a boat, there's a boat landing as well. It was very dark and quiet at night, but the parking lot is well lit. Also, if you don't like bugs, bring bug spray and some Off. We didn't explore all that much, but it was fun. - Oie de Etudiant
Apr 2010 - $22.00
This is actually a mobile home park which has ten empty spaces that are available for RV's. It is part of a marina on the remote Arizona shores of Lake Mead. Hookups were adequate and worked, but the sites are not level and not clean. If you're not a fisherman or don't have (or rent) a boat, there's virtually nothing to do here. It's a 26 mile drive from here to the highway with nothing between the Marina and the highway. If you come here, don't be confused by the public campground you encounter just before you reach this one at the marina. The public campground is nice, but has no hookups. If you want to drycamp, the public campground is the place to stay. The rate quoted includes tax. We will not stay here again. - Buckeye44
Oct 2016 - $34.00
This is a pretty desolate spot. Our site overlooked some modular buildings. It was hot and windy; we came here to do some paddling, but that was not possible due to the wind. Marina is still closed, with only the store/check-in and a gasoline (no diesel) station. No TV or Wifi. Restrooms/showers were clean, but shower layout does not lend itself to much privacy. There was a helpful and friendly camp host. Check-in was difficult as their machine would not accept my credit card. Attendant said it happens a lot to people traveling across state lines because of proximity to Las Vegas. So we paid cash and corrected the problem with Visa without a problem. Just weird! - Pharmboy
May 2013 - $30.00
Echo Bay is alive and well as of 1/15/2014. Forever Resorts has taken over as the concessionaire from 7 Crowns, and are cleaning the place up. The National Park has a campground that is open with a full time campground host. This host and another volunteer are cleaning up the campgrounds. The restaurant, and marina are still closed. However, there is a little store, and gas station that are open. Gas is $3.95 a gallon. There are two places to launch a boat, with ample parking. Burrows, and Coyotes are in the area. It's a good, quiet place to stop over when on the road, in the area. - Patchez
Apr 2013 - $25.00
Nice park run by NPS but due to economy the marina closed down and the Overton Beach marina closed down completely so there isn't much here anymore and it is pretty much out of the way. A better bet is Callville Bay about 20 miles down the road and still on the lake. Big marina there. - Lefty from LA
Jan 2011 - $33.00
Stayed nearly a month. A pet friendly park with lots of desert areas to walk your dogs. Nice quiet RV park, Mostly retired folks with boats. Spaces wide enough for truck and boats, picnic tables. Lots of empty spaces during Jan and Feb. Restrooms and showers warm and clean. Motel and restaurant closed but marina store open with limited supplies. Found Linn's grocery store in Overton, NV about twenty miles for good meats and produce. Marina dominates this resort, no public lake use area, no beach for families and children, no swim area, no fishing in Marina. Marina putting in new low water road and ramp. Lake is down some seven years now and affecting this resort. Overton Bay marina and park area closed, no water. We found shoreline fishing off Stewarts road, some five miles from Echo Bay,recommended four wheel drive. Caught a nice stripper but only one fish in many days. Boaters also not catching fish. Saw some wildlife: desert big horn sheep, birds, lizards, burros and enjoyed hiking the area. Friendly Lake Mead park Rangers. Probably camp here again, monthly rates, no discounts. - rick&carrie
Jul 2009 - $20.00
We rented a RV site at this park for the entire summer from 2004-2009. We lived in California and would leave our motorhome there all hooked up and ready to go. The spaces are large, we had a 30' motorhome, a full size truck and a 26' boat and still had room for another vehicle. Campground is clean, restrooms and showers are clean. Would highly recommend it. We no longer go because we have moved too far away! But our extended family still goes & leaves their RV's there all summer! - wolffwl
Apr 2009 - $31.00
OK spot for one overnight. We wanted into Valley of Fire, however, due to Easter vacation was full. Went thru alot of road construction to get there. Some trees and level sites. Not our destination, however, OK for a backup. - Sewfast
Dec 2016 - $65.00
The Park has a great view of the lake, But reminds me of a parking lot. Bath house was nice once we got in but had all kind of regulations that at times made it hard to use. They said it was because of the other local park campers trying to use there bath house it had every thing you need and the staff was friendly. They do have propane and it is easy to get to. The problem we had is there are no trees or shade. We tried to put up our awning but it was a bit windy right by the lake so we could no keep it up. Being on a parking lot with no shade and blistering sun was too much for us. we moved to another local[ park that had lots and lots of trees. Nothing to really place them above normal. - Robert Roberts
Nov 2016 - $34.00
Probably one of the worse parks we have ever stayed in. Located in a National Recreation Area, but managed by a private entity. There was literally inches between our slide and our neighbor on one side. We were "lucky" in that we were on a corner lot so no neighbor on the door side, but the site was shorter than most and there was a large, very smelly dumpster right outside our site. The entire park looks like it used to be a trailer park and most of the park consisted of run down old mobile homes, both single and double wides. To be fair, some sites were well taken care of with nice landscaping, but most of the park was just plain creepy. Full hookups and very convenient to Hoover Dam (5 miles away). Decent Verizon and clear sky for sattelite reception. We were here for a weekend and couldn't wait to leave. If you don't need full hookups, I can recommend the Boulder Beach campground (managed by the NPS) next door. - Jerry and Betsy
Sep 2016 - $34.00
The park is inside the NRA. Having an "All Access" pass entrance to the NRA was free. I don't know how they treat non-pass holders. Park is very clean and well maintained. The roads within the park could use some work. We had a lake view site and could look out over Lake Mead. The lake view sites are drive in for class A and C's. Back-in for all others. - Bamagolfer
Jan 2017 - $10.00
This park is very close to boon docking, But it is a nice park very clean and Right on the shore of Lake Mead. There are no electric, sewer or water hookups in the camp sites so we used solar. There is water at different locations through out the park. I am close enough to one I can actually fill up. There is a dump station at the front of the park that we visit about once a week. There are beautiful trees, bushes and ground cover between the campsites all through the park. I was at a full service park a short distance from here and it was a parking lot. The sun is hot with no shade. This place is very very nice. - Robert Roberts
Jul 2016 - $20.00
The campground was extremely clean. Did not have showers, which was a disappointment. There were water spigots available very few sites, and each tent site was raked and clean. The lake was a short drive down the road. - BeeNbop
Mar 2016 - $10.00
Beautiful campground on Lake Mead. My fee reflects the America the Beautiful pass. Lots of palm trees and other vegetation, all well-tended by volunteers. Concrete sites, quite level, all with some view of the lake. Concrete picnic tables and grills. No hookups but there is another campground next door that offers them. There is a sewer dump and fresh water fill area as well as water spigots (threaded) near most sites. I would stay here again but not during allergy season. - mockturtle
Nov 2016 - $10.00
Ah, our absolute favorite place to stay in Nevada. As Senior Nevada residents we bought a yearly pass that allows us free entrance and free camping. Only paid $10 a night for hookups. Came in Saturday of long veterans day weekend and all the signs said campground FULL. Drove through anyway and found someone leaving in our FAVORITE SITE. Right up against the red rock and so quiet. - Sewfast
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Excellent stay. We arrived mid-afternoon in the 3rd week of October on a weekday prepared to find the campgrounds full and to have to go up the road 3.6 miles north of the entrance to VoF to boondock in an area that we had identified via Google Earth prior to our trip. Instead we found only the RV sites with utilities full and most of the rest available (though most were taken by sunset). BTW, the booddocking area to the north is public land and there's room for hundreds of RVs. There were a few dozen there when we drove past, saving the $20/night I suppose.
Most tent/RV sites have majestic backdrops. Our space in the circular are in Arch Rock Campground was 20' from a huge red rock wall that dwarfed our FV. I do wish we had explored the rest of the loop before choosing a site though the one we had was breathtaking.
The only downside was rude people driving too fast on the campground gravel roads and inundating us in fine sand. I suspect this problem would have been worse further along the loop.
The day temperature was in the low 80's in this 3rd week of October. The park was quite busy but we always found a place to park near the sights and hikes we wanted to take. - hclarkx
Aug 2016 - $30.00
This place requires a bit of extra traveling since it's off about 20-30 minutes off I-15, but it's a gorgeous area! The sites were plentiful this time of year, probably because it was about 110 degrees in the late afternoon. But, everything was clean and the site had all the hookups we needed (water & 30 amp power to run the air conditioner). Lots of rocks for hiking and climbing but practically no shade unless you can snag one of the spots in the shade of the rocks. There is a separate camping area for RVs ($20 to camp, extra $10 for hookups), but a couple more campgrounds available for tents. Despite the heat, the RV campground was about 1/3 full. Looks like all the RV sites have covered picnic tables and grills too. The RV sites do not have sewer but there is a good dump station available. Our site was large enough to accommodate two RVs (or an RV plus a trailer). I'd stay here for more than an overnight when the weather is cooler because the hiking opportunities look awesome. - SLOman
Mar 2016 - $26.00
This is the closest RV park to the Skywalk over the Grand Canyon. The owner takes personal care of the campers. Most important, is that he has complete knowledge of the Skywalk and his "tips" are very useful.
There are full utilities at every sight and they are well thought out. Free video rentals. Propane available.
This is a no-frills park but we enjoyed it very much. - sanclem
Feb 2007 - $19.00
This park is currently very full with workers on a large job nearby and this will go on for a while. That said, we were able to get a nice level site. The cabins and sites are mixed which is OK. There is lots of "wide open space" around here - great for dogs though you should keep on a leash or watch for wild critters. Proprietor was nice man. Campground seemed nice and quiet. I recommend if you can get a site. - Hungry Horse Android
Feb 2013 - $1.00
Snow Bird Mesa (aka poverty flats) is a "boon docking" camping area. By that I mean it's free, but there are no hook ups. It strictly dry camping in self contained rigs. Power is supplied by your own generator, solar panels, or wind turbines. You supply your own water, and bath room. The place is located about 5 miles south of Overton, Nevada. You just pull in, find an open area, and camp. That's it. It is seasonal which runs from October 1st to the end of June. The land, last I heard, was Bureau of Reclamation, and they send a guy by every so often to check on the various rigs being used out there. If your RV has any leaks, you will have to repair the problem, and clean up your mess. That, or leave. Folks in non self contained rigs will get a visit from the local police. Fire, Police, and Medical will respond as needed from Overton. I spent last winter there (7 months) just trying out my boon docking adventure. I had a good time, although it did get a bit unseasonably cold for a week or so. You can get cell service, wireless computer signals, sat TV, and depending on your antenna, some over the air channels. This is one of those places that unless you are with a group, minding your own business might come in handy. If your neighbors are close enough, they are friendly, and most folks watch over each other. Boating, fishing, and sight seeing are all with in 25 miles. Dump stations are available in Overton for a fee. Valley of Fire State Park is about 15 miles a way. For a$10/$8 daily entry fee, they offer showers, fresh water, and a dump station. A year pass is $75.00. When I was there there were about 65+/- rigs out there, and there was still a lot of room available. It's a pretty decent place for the price. - Patchez
Oct 2015 - $5.00
Since we live in Nevada, we've visited Lake Mead on numerous occasions. Even though Lake Mead is very, very dry, there's still a beautiful view of the lake...Take pictures! RV park, is about $180 a week. YIKES!
The RV parking spaces are kind of close together with hook-ups. If you want to have a get together or BBQ, there's a picnic area by the ranger station with ample shaded spots with grills!! Since the ranger station is within walking distance, on occasion, you may have a park ranger come by your area and chat with you. There's a small hiking trail as well in the area. WATCH FOR SIGNAGE! You also can take a walk/drive/ride your bike to the lake or take a swim. There are bathrooms down by the lake so you can change into your swimming attire. Be sure to shower after your swim! We camped at the Lake Mead NRA - Las Vegas Bay Campground. - Oie de Etudiant
Nov 2014 - $5.00
$5 per night (using the Golden Age Passport) was for a level asphalt pad that was surrounded by a generous area of sand/gravel and beautiful desert vegetation including eucalyptus trees. Each primitive site has a concrete picnic table and fire ring. This campground is located on the outskirts of Las Vegas where there is every amenity. Our site had a 360? view of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers plenty of outdoor activities including hiking and biking trails, rock climbing, boating, fishing, hunting, and picnicking. There were lots of Gambel?s Quail, Ruby-throated hummingbirds, and coyotes in the area. AT&T and Verizon service were three ? four bars of LTE. There were over 40 OTA TV stations and we received many radio stations including HD stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Sep 2014 - $9.00
We camped here in September, 2014, after all the schools had opened. There were maybe 10 campers in the park. It was so hot! Over 100 degrees. We paid for two days but after the first night we left in search of A/C Now, this wasn't the park's problem. In cooler weather this park would be nice. Spaces, like in all NPS parks were close together. I suspect this place would be really crowded in the full season. Lake Mead was really low - Jim Lee