Telephone Cove

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Nevada Telephone Cove Rd. Searchlight, NV 89046 702-293-8990 702-293-8906 Official Website

GPS: 35.2325, -114.5943

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 652 ft
Max Stay: 7
Tent Camping: Yes

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

11 people have reviewed this location.

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2bars
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LoveLifeOnTheRoad
NC 44' Thor Redwood 5W 36FB 2011 Ford F350 Dually
12 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

LoveLifeOnTheRoad would stay here again

“Big rig beach front camping”

Reviewed Apr 01, 2019

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The other reviews pretty much cover the high points. But, since we pull a big 5th wheel I'll add some big rig details. We tow a 40' 5W with a 4x4 dually. It's a little over 4 miles on a dirt road to get to the beach. We had no idea how often the road is graded or when it was last graded. We dropped the 5W in the huge RV parking lot bet... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Bigtravelstinyhome would stay here again

“Absolutely Beautiful! ”

Reviewed Feb 03, 2019

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This site is a must stay! It’s amazing! You are camping right on the water where else can you do that for free? The water is so beautiful and clear. It was the perfect place to get your kayaks and paddle boards out at. The beach was very clean of any kind of trash, a volunteer cleaned it every day. There was also a dumpster and put toi... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: North End

Maverek would stay here again

“Tranqility by the lake, but feeling lucky. ”

Reviewed Jan 19, 2019

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The spot is awesome. For dry camping it’s hard to beat, but this place could definitely be hit or miss depending on what you’re looking for. It’s not far at all from Laughlin/Bullhead City and seems its very well known. When the weather/water warms up a bit this place is gonna be crowded for sure. Even on MLK weekend, it’s reached its ... more

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FulltimeRVexplorer
Louisville, KY 22' Keystone Springdale Mini Toyota 4Runner
41 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

FulltimeRVexplorer would stay here again

“Very crowded but free right on the water”

Reviewed Apr 13, 2018

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Great spot to be in the water and enjoy things like swimming and kayaking etc. 3 different vault toilets on site and big dumpster. Theres only so much shore line and that what everyone santa to park by but theres plenty of areas. Had a guy in a van that obviously didnt understand what to close was and basically tryed taking over my sit... more

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2 reviews
Days stayed: 3

April would stay here again

Reviewed May 26, 2017

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Beautiful place the dirt road is well maintained. My son did catch a case of swimmers itch.

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borntobenomadic
Las Vegas, NV 33' Forest River Heritage Glen Dodge Ram
35 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

borntobenomadic would stay here again

“One of our top 5 of all time!”

Reviewed Mar 18, 2017

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This is one of those spots that you dream of finding. We love parking right next to the water and this was the closest we ever found. We've been to Rincon and to Lone Rock, and this spot was just as awesome. We were nervous about the road, but our fears were unfounded. It was easy to get in and out in our 2wd Xterra towing a 17 foot co... more

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Dave'n'Kim
Rio Dell, CA 27' Keystone Cougar 5th wheel 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A
“If like like peace quiet and solitude - avoid here!”

Reviewed Mar 15, 2017

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Now don’t misunderstand, we originally LOVED this beautiful little-known gem when here in Feb 2015. BUT now (mid-March 2017) the word must have gotten out, it’s not so great. First the hairy 5ml washboard dirt track in has some very steep gradients (esp when leaving) on scrabbly rocks, with tight blind turns - novice RV-haulers beware... more

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13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Not accessible for longer rigs.”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2017

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We dropped our 40ft 5th wheel at a Laughlin casino in order to scout this area first. Turned out to be a good choice! While most of the road is good, there were a few spots where the dirt road was a steep sharp turning (hairpin) incline (20 degree) on a maybe 12ft wide road. There was no way we were going to chance rolling our ... more

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RoadGoblins
La Cañada Flintridge, CA Chevrolet Astro Van
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

RoadGoblins would stay here again

“Views and Peace”

Reviewed Dec 03, 2016

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This campground was a happy surprise for us. We arrived at 5:45 pm after sundown and set up in the dark as quickly as possible, happy to be near a bathroom(vault toilets) and to have somewhere to stop and sleep. When we woke up we were treated to a gorgeous view of the Colorado River/Lake Mohave out our van windows. Each site had a f... more

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A. Christensen
SD Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

A. Christensen would stay here again

“Nice spot by the lake”

Reviewed Apr 30, 2016

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Though the listing puts this near Searchlight NV, it's actually just outside of Laughlin NV and Bullhead City AZ. The 4-mile dirt access road has lots of washboard, so it's no fun, but take it slow and put on your zen hat. The "beach" is hard packed dirt with coarse grit and pebbles. Very little danger of getting stuck. There's plenty ... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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