Question about Government Wash Dispersed Camping

nicdom13 asked on 3/25/2021

It says it's free, but then it says permit required. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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DMG-INC
Liberty, MO
28' Jayco white hawk ultralight
Ford F 250 Super Duty Tremor
6 reviews

Answered on 3/26/2021:

It’s not free. You can buy a season pass ($80 approx) or a 7-day pass ($25) but I think most people who called it free were coming and going after the attendant leaves the gate for the evening. So it’s free to camp but cost to enter the recreational area. *Note: if you’re a veteran you are allowed to enter all national parks free of charge.
Lyf Uninterrupted
Gilbert, AZ
35' Winnebago Sightseer
23 reviews

Answered on 3/26/2021:

Camping is free for 14 days, but there is an entrance fee into the Lake Meade Recreation area unless you hold a National Park Pass.
trecker51
Spokane, WA
32' Keystone outback 324cg
Ford F250 Super Duty
5 reviews

Answered on 3/26/2021:

We have not stayed there this year but there was no permit required last year. A Ranger came around periodically and logged in license plate #'s in his computer to tell if people were exceeding the 14 day limit.
21 reviews

Answered on 3/26/2021:

The site is within a National Recreation Area, so you have to either pay an entrance fee or have a National Parks pass. The stay itself is free and you don't need any special permit to camp (at least not when we visited).
Campendium
WA
27' Airstream Flying Cloud
Ford F-250

Answered on 3/26/2021:

You will need a National Parks Pass or pay the daily fee to enter Lake Mead National Recreation Area.