Starling Travel

April 7, 2006

Lake Mead, Nevada: Early Spring

Filed under: Camping,Nevada,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Last year at this time, we camped at Lake Mead in Nevada. We usually go there several times a year, but last year was the first time we had ever gone there so early in the spring. We were pleasantly surprised at how different the experience was.

Blooming Cactii

The nearly monotone landscape was alive with color. I had never before seen so much pink in Nevada that wasn’t powered by neon. It was too early for bats, but we did enjoy the landscape. The campground was nearly full of snowbirds camping in Nevada for the winter, but they mostly stayed in their huge motorhomes. We were lucky to get a campsite so near Boulder Beach.

There is a little trail that runs along the area. It’s beautiful to see at this time of year and the Nevada sun hasn’t gotten to the raging heat that it does later in the season.

Lakeshore Road Walking Trail

It’s pretty obvious that this trail was made before the lake got to such unprecedented lows. This trail used to be along the lakeshore, now it’s about a half mile from the lake. It’s still worth the walk, though.

This is the perfect time of year for a quick camping trip down at Lake Mead. The plants are bursting with flowers and the campgrounds are full, but quiet and enjoyable.

Where: Lake Mead Boulder Beach Campsite: 420 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005 Google Map Phone: (702) 293-2540

Lake Mead National Recreation Area – Camping

1 Comment »

  1. Just wanted to comment on camping in the Lake Mead Area. We love camping and try to get out to Lake Mead as often as possible. Now that the days are getting hotter, it is a great place to cool off and stay warm at night. To anyone thinking about heading out that way, its a short little drive from Las Vegas and well worth the $5 to get access to the beaches and camping areas.

    Comment by Ern — June 20, 2006 @ 7:13 pm

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