Government Wash

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

23 Reviews
Government Wash Rd. Boulder City, NV 89005 702-293-8990 Official Website

GPS: 36.1309, -114.8369

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Overview of Government Wash

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

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 1249 ft

Max Stay 15

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Government Wash 23 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 17 Users
Last reported 6/7/2019
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 9 Users
Last reported 11/6/2018
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 5 Users
Last reported 10/2/2019
18 reviews
“Close-ish to Vegas with great cell reception”

Reviewed 11/21/2015

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
Overall Rating

As the other reviewers have pointed out, Government Wash is good, in terms of cell reception, location, access, views and silence at night. I'll add a few other features to round out the experience. 1. This isn't just recreationalists and boondockers We parked our rig far away from other rigs, down a stunningly bumpy non-road clo... more

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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Drea would stay here again

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Those Young Guys
Cave Creek, AZ 26' Winnebago View 24D
3 reviews
“Beautiful views and great company”

Reviewed 11/21/2014

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: NA
Overall Rating

A primitive boondocking area just outside of Henderson, Nevada along the shores of Lake Mead. A bit of a bumpy road going in but nothing even a big rig can't handle. You can choose from a variety of areas to park your rig and enjoy the marvelous sunrises and sunsets. There are trash dumpsters and restrooms at the entrance and even a... more

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

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Aluminarium
Tonasket, WA Airstream Ford F-250
281 reviews
“Popular Boondocking - Busy Weekends”

Reviewed 2/27/2013

Nightly rate: FREE!
Date stayed: 2/18/13
Days stayed: 5
Overall Rating

Oh Lake Mead I love you for boondocking. You get a little busy on the weekends, but during the week it's glorious. We drove down Government Wash Road and then over the bumpy terrain to the edge of the water. The drive was a little hairy with the trailer, but totally worth it. The view is glorious from all angles. There's a dum... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Aluminarium would stay here again

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

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Fate Unbound
Fort Wayne, IN 25' Keystone
27 reviews
Free Camping at Lake Mead - Government Wash Campsite Review

Our experience camping inside Lake Mead National Recreation Area was great!  Government Wash Campground is really easy to get to, the sites are well packed, and relatively level and large.  This c...

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RVWanderlust
Austin, TX 40' Tiffin Phaeton 2014 Jeep Wrangler
3 reviews
Dry Camping With Friends at Lake Mead Recreation Area

We got our generator fixed, so we can dry camp again! After taking Meriwether into the shop in Lake Havasu City on Friday morning, we were out of there right after lunch (more on that repair–and what...

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Along With Kat
TX 23' Airstream Flying Cloud Ford F150
8 reviews
Paddling Hoover Dam and Enjoying Lake Mead – Government Wash Review

After leaving Lake Havasu I headed to Willow Beach for a weekend to meet up with the BHC Adventures group I found on meetup.com for an overnight kayak from Hoover Dam down Black Canyon. Willow Beach...

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Aluminarium
Tonasket, WA Airstream Ford F-250
281 reviews
Government Wash Improved – Aluminarium

This is our 5th time we’ve stayed at Government Wash at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The first two times we trekked across the bumpy terrain to camp close to the wat...

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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ 19' Scamp Trailers 19 Deluxe Ram 1500
163 reviews
Just Finding Our Way: A Slice of Quartzsite

There are a couple things I like to do in a situation like Government Wash. Further from the entrance is usually better and away from the road to the destination - in this case, the main road to the bo...

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Aluminarium
Tonasket, WA Airstream Ford F-250
281 reviews
Lake Mead Boondocking - Aluminarium

Yesterday we moved from Red Rock on the west side of Las Vegas to Lake Mead on the east side. In addition to it having a phenomenal view, it’s free and we also have cell service (Red Rock didn...

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • pull thru
Facilities
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
Pets
  • pets
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