We left Coyote Creek to the last of the golden Aspen leaves blowing on the wind. It was a paint with all the "Colors of the Wind" moment if you get the reference. Hard to leave this place but the knowledge that they pulled the plug and shut off the water on Halloween morning prompted us to get up and head down the mountain that Sunday before.
Boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America’s most diverse national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes.
See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, or find solitude in one of the park's nine wilderness areas.
We stayed at Government Wash campground which is a large desert campground that boasts amazing views. The camp is within 20 minutes of Las Vegas but manages to feel like a remote desert oasis. There are multiple campgrounds with different facilitites. Government Wash is more of a boondocking area - we had a terrific level site above the lakeshore and really enjoyed the view of the entire lake area. Birds, sailboats, fishing vessels, and other outdoors adventurers were all around.
The Fearless Bus crew set up camp here for a few days after the drive down from Washington State. We purchased the Lake Mead annual park pass which is $45 and last one year from the month of purchase. If you are going to boondock, this covers your entrance/camping fees. You will always be asked for ID when presenting this pass. We thought it was a great deal as we plan on returning to the park either on the way back up to the Pacific Northwest or just as a nice place to land for a few days of rest.
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