Temple Bar Campground is located along the eastern portion of Lake Mead in Arizona. It’s open year-round and features paved sites that can accommodate tents or RVs, along with tables, fire pits and/or grills. Restrooms and water spigots are located throughout the campsites. Temperatures usually surpass 100F (37C) degrees June-August. In May and September, daytime highs are around 90F (32C). October-April, temperatures are much cooler. Lows can dip to freezing temps December-February. The area averages 4 inches of rain each year. Vegetation provides some shade. Visitors enjoy coming here for the peace, solitude and pristine night skies.
Each campsite provides space for up to eight people with one camping unit, i.e., motor home or camp trailer. A maximum of two motorized vehicles, four motorcycles or combination thereof if towed or carried on or by a camper may occupy a site. Paved roads lead to each site, and the sites are asphalt. There are multiple water spigots and restrooms spread out throughout the campground. The restrooms have sinks and toilets. There are no showers. Accessible sites are available. An RV dump station and water refill station are located near the entrance on the left.
• Site capacity maximum is eight persons and four tents or one camping unit (motorhome/camp trailer).
• Each site can have a maximum of two motorized vehicles, four motorcycles or a combination thereof if towed or carried on or by a camper.
• Motor vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only and may not be driven onto the dirt or across irrigation ditches.
• The campground can accommodate RVs, but there are no hookups.
• Camping is limited to a total of 90 days in the park within any consecutive 12-month period.
• Camping is limited to 30 days in any developed campground.
• Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please do not create or sustain unreasonable noise, including generators, during those hours.
• All trash must be disposed of in appropriate trash or recycling receptacles.
• Pets must be kept on a leash not to exceed 6-feet in length and should not be left unattended. Never leave your pet in a closed vehicle. Pet excrement must be disposed of in trash containers.
• Please do not feed wildlife. Wild animals can become dependent on handouts of food and lose their fear of humans. This is dangerous for the wildlife and you.
• Trees can provide refreshing shade and a windbreak for campers. It is illegal to cut or damage any tree in a national park. Please do not hang items from trees and bushes.
• Fires are permitted in grills, fire rings, portable stoves, portable barbecues and portable fireplaces in all campgrounds.
• Fires should not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished with water, doused and stirred.
• Some first-come, first-served sites are available. Reservations are recommended to ensure you get a site.
• A campground host is available onsite to offer assistance.
There is a mix of palm trees, oleanders, mature cottonwood trees and native vegetation that help provide shade and privacy between sites. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the occasional coyote. Temple Bar is remote, making it an ideal location to view the night skies.
Temple Bar is remote, which is what makes it so special. The Las Vegas Valley; Kingman, Arizona; and Route 66 are about 90 minutes away. In these areas, you can find museums, restaurants, stores and a variety of entertainment options. Grand Canyon West is about 2 hours away.
Enjoy the Temple Bar area by land or water. Hike through the desert along the Temple View Trail to observe the crystal blue waters of Lake Mead and the natural temple that changes colors throughout the day. Launch your own boat or rent one from the marina. You can also dine at the seasonal cafe, or grab a variety of snacks, drinks and charcoal from the store. Picnic tables and grills are located near the store. Although there are no beaches at Temple Bar, it's a great place to rent a boat and find your own secluded beach or cove where you can spend the day fishing, soaking in the sun and wading along the shore.
Please have cancellations processed in the system three days in advance of your visit.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area 601 Nevada Way Boulder City NV 89005
For campground inquiries, please call: 702-293-8906
Located along the eastern portion of Lake Mead in Arizona. Access from the south from Kingman, Arizona, or from the north from the Las Vegas Valley. The Temple Bar Road turnoff from U.S. Highway 93 is 50 miles north of Kingman and 18 miles south of the Nevada/Arizona border. The campground is about 26 miles from the turnoff to Temple Bar.