Boxcar Cove

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Boxcar Cove Rd.
Boulder City, NV 89005
702-293-8990
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GPS: 36.1303, -114.7839

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Max Stay: 15
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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John T

21 Coachmen Viking 21RD
75 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 36.1198, -114.7840
“Rowdy tent campers on the beach”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2018

Overall Rating

I only spent one night here because of rowdy tent campers on the beach. I moved to Crawdad Cove, down the right fork of the same dirt road from Northshore Rd. It was noisy there too, but it's a nicer and more spacious location that Boxcar. I won't come to back to either location again.

The rules I got from the visitors center clearly state that RVs can camp only in "designated" campsites. (Tents can camp anywhere.) There is no definition of "designated", and the folks behind the desk suggested that it meant "established", ie. obvious to look at, and most likely with a fire ring. By that definition, I could only find one RV campsite at Boxcar, and that was at the end of the road by the beach (coords in site number above). I did pass three RVs camped along the road, but they were all off-road in the sand, and the Park Service paperwork says there's a fine of up to $5000 for doing that.

The campsite was level and clean. There was not much space to turn the truck and 21 ft trailer. Verizon 4G was good, with 11 MBps down and 0.7 MBps up. There were numerous tent campers along the beach, and a lot of evening and night-time noise.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Vintage Gypsis

30 4 winds
2006 chev trailblazer
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 13
“Great place to stay for a while”

Reviewed Dec 20, 2017

Overall Rating

We came to boxcar cove from government wash what a differance quiet peacefull no all night traffic. we got our 26 ft travel trailer right down to the water. the road is washboard and narrow in places and watch for the deep gravel in places we saw several cars stuck in it. there is one bad spot right near the end of the road but i got out and walked it and there is a solid road under the pile of dust collected there. one family had a huge 5th wheel right on the beach so any size unit should be able to make it in. watch out for your small animals there are coyotes everywhere and they will come richt into your camp. we totally enjoyed our time here and wished we had just skipped Government Wash

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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