Las Vegas Bay Campground has 86 campsites on the western side of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, with spaces for tent and RV camping. Las Vegas Bay Campground is situated on a cliff above the lake, and does not have direct access to the lake like nearby Boulder Beach Campground.  The marina is about a mile and a half away, but it does have a small store, restaurant, and bar.

Each campsite at Las Vegas Bay Campground comes with picnic tables, fire rings, and access to bathrooms and flush toilets.

The drought from the last several years has taken a toll on Lake Mead. Water levels are much lower in the summer, and some boat ramps may be unusable.

Las Vegas Bay Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 86
Cost: $10 per vehicle, $16 per watercraft
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: 35 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Dump Station
Cell Phone Service: Coverage may not be available, depending on carrier
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Year Round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 36.127401, -114.868940
Nearest City: Boulder City, Nevada
Elevation: 1250 Feet
Location: Southern Nevada – Clark County, Nevada
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 1.5 miles away at Marina
Directions: From Las Vegas, take I-15 South, exit on I-215 East. I-215 East will turn into Lake Mead Drive. Stay on Lake Mead Drive until you enter the National Recreation Area. After you pass the entrance station, take the very first left, towards Las Vegas Bay Campground.


Phone: (702) 293-2540 Facebook:  
Web: Lake Mead National Recreation Area Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Fall ― The days are cooler than the summer, but the water is still warm. Also the days are still long enough to hike.

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Use caution when camping as snakes and scorpions can be found in this area, especially in warm weather.

What to Do

Boating, Kayaking, Swimming, and Hiking are all available nearby on Lake Mead.


Image Credits: Don Barrett via Flickr

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