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Review: RV Camping at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Updated on August 1, 2014
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My husband and I have frequented Lake Mead RV Village a couple of times with our loyal pooch. Both instances, we brought our little 15-foot travel trailer. We mistakenly chose the most extreme times of the year, weather wise, winter and summer (December 2011 and August 2012). Despite the temperatures, both stays were pleasant. In the end, we gave the camping experience a rating of 3 out of 4 tires!

RV Park Location

RV Village is situated in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area overlooking the largest reservoir in the United States. The park is only a few miles away from Lake Mead's south entrance located in Boulder City, Nevada.

The main features of the national recreation area are located within walking distance from RV Village. Boulder Beach is a popular swim spot located to the east. Hemenway Harbor is located to the south. Guests to the marina can rent all types of water sports equipment, take a day or night ride on an old powerboat, or dine at restaurants. The harbor also hosts many events throughout the year including a holiday boat parade.

Fishing takes place throughout the park, but fishermen must have a license. Boondocking is popular in the cooler seasons. However, the more primitive campground, next to RV Village can get filled up quickly in the fall and spring time, the ideal times to visit Lake Mead.

There are a number of paved and unpaved trails boarding the lake. Many have been seen exploring the plant and animal inhabitants of the park on bike. Running races are a popular event held on the main 20+ mile trial that loops around the western portion of Lake Mead.

The Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam are quite possibly the biggest attractions one may want to drive off to if exiting Lake Mead. However, guests to Lake Mead often want to get away from the hustle and bustle to relax and enjoy nature.

Amenities

RV Village showcases a variety of amenities. Besides a section devoted to tent camping, there are RV-specific sites including back-ins, pull-thrus, and lakeviews. All RV sites are equipped with full hook-ups: water, electric, and sewage. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi can be accessed from certain areas of the park, as well. A side note: there is only a yard or two of space and no form of barrier providing privacy between sites.

Not all sites come with the same accommodations. For example, each lakeview site comes with a fire pit/grill, while some pull-thrus and back-ins come with community grills to be shared. Almost all camping units come with a picnic table. They are an eye sore and severely warped from the unrelenting summer sun and heat.

Facilities include showers, restrooms, and a laundry room. Guests can enjoy a game of horseshoes or bocce ball on the playing courts. The Village Hall is used for special group events. The gift and convenient store is located in the front office. The store is kept stocked with food, personal hygiene items, and RV/camping maintenance supplies.

Dogs are to remain on a leash at all times. There is no dog run, but there are a number of dog bag/trash stations throughout the park. In addition, guests walk around the park, they will notice mobile homes planted in and around the park. Permanent residents live in the park, as well.

Cost

Pricing is not list on RV Village's website. This can be obtained by calling the main office. Pricing is determined by two options: location and type of site. Back-ins located away from the view of the lake are less expensive than lakeview spaces. Prices range from $30 to $45, nightly.


RV Village is an approved park by Good Sam Club so members get a discount! Employees of Good Sam scour the nation's RV parks selecting those parks that meet specific, high-quality standards. This club has developed an outstanding reputation for finding professional, well-kept RV/campground businesses. A seal of approval from Good Sam can mean an increase in RV clientele.

Overall Cleanliness

The cleanliness of the park was not overlooked. It was apparent that the park was cleaned on several occasions throughout the day. The facilities were swept and appeared sanitary. Litter was nowhere to be found. There were only a handful of dumpsters, but we never once say them overfilled.

Customer Services

We found the staff of RV Village to be very friendly and knowledgeable. From the time we phoned inquiring about prices to checking-out of the park after our stay, all members were willing and able to answer any questions and give suggestions on lake activities. If they didn't have the answer, they would point us to a slew of brochures and maps organized on a shelving unit. There was information on all sorts of activities occurring in Lake Mead and neighboring cities.

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