On day 242 of the Nowhere To Be Project we’ve been reflecting on our recent visit to Boulder Beach in Nevada. Boulder Beach is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation area. It is just over half an hour’s drive from the flash of the Vegas Strip and offers the polar opposite in terms of accoutrements.

Our view in a lakefront spot at Boulder Beach Campground

We spent a night in our RV at Boulder Beach campground where we enjoyed a spectacular view of Lake Mead from our coach. The spot was reasonably priced at around $50 and offered full hookups. While the view alone was worth the visit, the park itself is nothing to boast about. The spots are very close together, making for noisy nights, and the roads need repaving. The park is peppered with permanent mobile homes as well which gave us the feeling that we were camping in someone’s driveway rather than at a designated RV park. It is also quite a hike down to Boulder Beach without a designated trail (meaning you’re traversing through several campgrounds and scruff). The facilities within the park are almost as rugged as the hike down to the beach, so certainly not for the faint of heart.

All in all, Lake Mead National Recreation area itself is worth a visit, but we’d recommend another option for overnighting.