Lake Mead. The name alone brings relaxation to mind. The thought of boating, sightseeing, splashing about with friends and family — all while enjoying numerous types of watersports and playing in the year-round Nevada sunshine — makes people from all over the world put Lake Mead on their bucket lists of vacation destinations. And with two great locations for camping within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, you’ll want to take enough time off to experience them both.
Magical Mead Resorts
Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach has full-hookup sites that overlook the waters of Lake Mead. Here, you can open your windows and wake up to the sun glistening off the lake; launch your boat at the nearby launch ramp; or book a boat trip directly through the Lake Mead RV Village office. Spend your evenings taking in memorable sunsets around your site after a fun day on the water.
Lake Mead RV Village at Echo Bay offers views of the quiet, stark beauty of the Mojave Desert that surrounds the lake. It’s an ideal base camp for the variety of recreational activities in the park. Whether you stay a night or for a month, Lake Mead RV Village at Echo Bay provides excellent amenities to make your vacation one your family won’t soon forget.
Hoover Dam may not be a top wonder of the world, but considering it was built during the Great Depression with what would be considered crude machinery by today’s standards is a wonder to see. Most people take for granted the majestic structure that holds the great waters of Lake Mead behind this immense concrete arch-gravity dam. When you peer over the top and see how the structure slowly releases water to the Colorado River 726 feet below, you’ll gain a whole new respect for this world-famous reservoir.
During your visit, be sure to book a trip on the Black Canyon Raft Tour. The Black Canyon Raft Tour departs from the Lake Mead RV Village. From here, board a raft for a trip downstream. The journey takes voyagers through spectacular and historic Black Canyon with a beach stop for lunch before arriving at Willow Beach Marina.