Carp Cove

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Carp Cove Road
Golden Valley, AZ 86413
702-293-8990
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GPS: 35.4765, -114.6606

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 653 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

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3bars
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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
262 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Isolated Boondocking on Lake Mohave”

Reviewed Oct 26, 2017

Overall Rating

There is 20 miles of dusty dirt road to get here, the last five miles are pretty rutted, and there is about a mile where the road is narrow and very steep. In some places the road is loose gravel and in other places it's sand, so 4WD is definitely required for access.

Make sure to check the weather before coming here. Any rain could prevent you from getting out.

I was a little worried there wouldn't be a site available after the long drive in, but we got lucky and took the main site located at the GPS coordinates above. If you come here and it's taken, there is a roundabout at the end of the road with another site, or nearby Airport Cove is a good alternative. Neither have a view like the main site at Carp Cove, though both have water access.

Besides the heat, the biggest downside during our stay was the mosquitoes. At dawn and dusk they would swarm around the trailer. It was fine as long as we were really fast opening and closing the door. You wouldn't want to sit outside during this time of day, but we did take our AM and PM walk without a problem, sometimes you just have to walk really fast to avoid the swarms.

We got over the air HDTV including CBS (our favorite in the morning).

Bonus! The only other RV we saw during our entire stay was far away in the distance across the cove.

There are a few ways to get to Carp Cove once you reach the boundary of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Google maps wanted to send us down Arizona Bay Road but we stayed on Cottonwood Road all the way down to Pot Cove and then turned north. Both roads will get you to Carp Cove (I drove both during our week stay) but at the time of this writing Arizona Bay Road was in rougher condition.

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Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
0bars
AT&T
3bars
Verizon 4G

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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