Temple Bar Campground has 153 campsites on the southern shore of Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona, with spaces for tent and RV camping. Temple Bar Campground is the only campground on Lake Mead that is on the Arizona side of the lake, and is fairly remote. Fishing for bass, rainbow trout, catfish, crappie, and bluegill is popular at Temple Bar, along with other activities like boating, kayaking, and canoeing. There is a full-service marina onsite, with a store, gas, and activity rentals.
Each campsite at Temple Bar 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.
Temple Bar Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||100|
|Cost:||$10 per vehicle, $16 per watercraft|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|RV/Trailer Length:||35 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||Limited|
|Operating Season:||Year Round|
|Geo Coordinates:||36.030588, -114.324964|
|Nearest City:||Boulder City, Nevada|
|Location:||Northern Arizona – Mohave County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store located at onsite marina|
|Directions:||From Phoenix take I-17 north, and then I-40 west to Kingman. Take Highway 93 north out of Kingman, and then just past Milemarker 20 make a right at the Temple Bar exit. Temple Bar is located 28 miles from Highway 93 turnoff|
|Web:||Lake Mead National Recreation Area||Twitter:|
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.
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.