Boondocking On Lake Mead, NRA

We traveled with Opting Out of Normal and Pau Hana Travels to find a boondocking spot out on Lake Mead. After being in the Sedona mud for a little too long, we were searching for sun and warm weather. We planned our travel day to slide in-between two wind storms. We threaded the needle perfectly and arrived just in great time to get setup before the 50 mph gusts began. We settled in for the night and enjoyed a nice fire under the clam shelter. When the wind picked up we knew we were in trouble. We began hearing the slide toppers billow, snap, and shake the walls. We have learned now that we should just bring the slides in or tie a ratchet strap over the slide to protect the toppers. It was one of the worst nights sleep we have ever gotten in the RV.

The winds finally calmed down in the morning and we decided to go on a hike through Anniversary Narrows, a nearby slot canyon! It was infrequently traveled so we got to explore it with minimal disturbances. The views were incredible! The information for where we stayed and what we did is shown below:

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Government Wash is a popular place to park your RV, and we had a great time visiting there as the views were incredible! We had plenty of space for all three of our rigs parked in a U shape. We had great campfires (Outland Propane Fire Bowl), and hung out under the clam shelter at night to keep some more of the heat in. If you do this, keep some the wind panels open for ventilation :).





Anniversary Narrows was a somewhat strenuous hike, mostly because of the entrance we took. There are two ways to get in, and one is through private property. DO NOT TRESPASS. We took the big hill in, and out. It was a tough hike solely because of that hill. It is a 4.5 mile hike to the trespass entrance and approximately 6 miles over all to take the hill entrance. We were able to do this hike in 3 hours, taking our time. Bring plenty of water… as in 32-64oz per person. The wind was cool through the canyon but a good portion of the hike is in the open sun.

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