This past weekend we went camping with our friends to Boulder Beach at Lake Mead outside of Las Vegas. Normally we hit the highways that lead us out of state to camp but this weekend we decided to keep it closer to home.
Below are our top reasons why we enjoyed our stay and why you should consider Boulder Beach if you are looking for a place to camp near Las Vegas.
The price at Boulder Beach is very reasonable per night. I paid for all of our campsites since I was the first one there and my friend tried to give me the amount to cover the entire trip. She thought it was twice as much as that is what we are used to paying.
As you can see from the sign the fees per night are $10 per camp site or $5 if you are old enough for the Golden Age Passport.
With the $10 per camp site fee you are allowed:
- 2 automobiles
- 4 tents
- 8 people
Roomy parking spaces & sites.
Our friends own one of the largest pop up campers and the camping sites have different parking options. We loved loved loved the pull through half circle drives to park their camper.
We rented two camp sites for our group, which was more than we needed but it was great because we had lots of room to spread out for the dogs to play, setting up our camp games, and have room for our group around the campfire.
Close to the beach.
Just a short walk from the camp ground is the road to Boulder Beach. We gathered our pooches and headed out for a walk to the beach so the furbabies could have some water play. (Which was a win win because they slept GOOD afterwards.)
Far enough away to feel like you are in the middle of nowhere yet close enough to amenities that you can head into Boulder City to enjoy restaurants for lunch, sports bars to watch your favorite games, or just to grab a milkshake with the family.
We grabbed our milkshakes and then headed a few miles down the road to the dog park so the pups could have a little freedom without being on a leash. While the dogs played and sniffed every tree, we sat under the pavilion and cooled down with our cold goodness.
Where are some of your favorite places to camp near Las Vegas and why?
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.