We love Las Vegas! We were married there and go back to visit at least once a year. On our last trip we scoped out two Las Vegas RV campgrounds: Desert Eagle RV Park on Nellis Air Force Base and the Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach. Watch this video for a sneak peek and then read on for more details.
Desert Eagle RV Park
This campground on Nellis Air Force Base is available for military ID card holders and has 223 full hookups sites thanks to a recent expansion.
The large “legacy” section of the campground has huge, full-hook-up RV spaces with well-trimmed trees bordering a landscaped walking path. The beauty of these sites is the amount of room you have to really spread out and the bit of shade you get from the trees.
The new section has 44 – 46 ft. long pull-thru sites with full-hookups. Each site has a picnic table, but they are really close together. Also the only landscaping is desert rock/gravel. With a big rig, I’d definitely recommend trying to reserve a spot in the legacy section.
You can make reservations up to six months in advance, and I’d definitely recommend it if you want to go during the winter. Click here to learn more about camping at Desert Eagle RV Park.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
If you aren’t eligible to stay on base, camping with a waterfront view at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Please be aware, if you don’t have a National Parks America the Beautiful Pass, you have to pay $25 per vehicle (or $20 per motorcycle) to enter.
There is a privately managed campground overlooking Boulder Beach, called Lake Mead RV Village. It has 115 full hook-up sites with nightly rates from $34 to $50. However, you can do much better with the weekly or monthly rate. With the monthly rate, you save 50% of the nightly cost!
Next to this large RV Park is a more traditional style Boulder Beach Campground. There are several other campgrounds located around Lake Mead and Lake Mojave.
Free Camping – Beyond the Campgrounds
We also visited several boondocking (dry camping) spots outside the city. Options include waterside in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area to the cooler mountain temps in Spring Mountain National Recreation Area. Read our review of drying camping near Vegas here.
Viva Las Vegas!
With or without an RV, we love Las Vegas. Watch the video below to learn about some of our favorite things to see and do.