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General Overview

Temple Bar Campground is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, located on the Arizona side of the lake. It's an ideal spot for campers who are looking for lakeside recreation and quieter camping experiences. As it is situated away from the more bustling areas of Lake Mead, Temple Bar offers a secluded getaway with scenic views of the surrounding landscape.

Camping Amenities

  • Campsites: The campground has RV and tent sites, equipped with picnic tables and grills. Some sites offer utility hookups.
  • Facilities: Flush toilets and running water are available. However, there are no shower facilities at Temple Bar Campground.
  • ADA Accessibility: There are campsites and facilities that are ADA accessible.


  • Boating: With the lake being the main draw, boating is a popular activity. There is a boat ramp available for launching.
  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy fishing in Lake Mead, known for species like bass, catfish, and sunfish.
  • Hiking: Explore the surrounding area on foot to enjoy the desert landscape and wildlife.
  • Swimming: Take a dip in the lake to cool off from the desert heat.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Keep an eye out for desert wildlife such as bighorn sheep, coyotes, and birds.

Important Information

  • Reservations: Campsites can be booked through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) or on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fees: There is a fee to camp at Temple Bar Campground. Be sure to check the latest fees through official sources.
  • Fire Regulations: Due to the dry conditions, fire regulations are strict. Follow the park's guidelines for campfires and use designated fire rings.
  • Weather: Summers can be extremely hot; ensure you are prepared for the heat. Winters are milder but can still get cold, especially at night.
  • Pets: Pets are usually allowed but must be kept on a leash and under physical control at all times.
  • Leave No Trace: Follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the natural environment.

Getting There

Temple Bar Campground is located off of Temple Bar Marina Access Road. Keep in mind that it is in a remote part of the recreation area and services are limited. Make sure you have sufficient supplies, including water and fuel.

Contact Information

For the most current information, it is advisable to contact the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center or check the National Park Service's (NPS) official website for Lake Mead National Recreation Area before your trip.

When planning a visit to Temple Bar Campground, always check the specific regulations and advisories in effect, as they can change based on season or environmental factors.

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