Temple Bar Campground

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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. 

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Natural Features

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. 

Nearby Attractions

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.

Changes & Cancellations

Please have cancellations processed in the system three days in advance of your visit.

Contact Information


Lake Mead National Recreation Area 601 Nevada Way Boulder City NV 89005

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 702-293-8906

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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. 

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