Meadview, AZ

Camping on Lake Mead and Enjoying Solitude at the Isolated Sandy Point

Anne Bonfert
Lake MeadMichael Branch/ Unsplash

Lake Mead is a great tourist attraction for foreigners and locals alike. The massive water in the incredible dry surrounding of the desert landscapes attracts many people each year. Especially watersport enthusiasts love to spend their vacation days on and around the lake.

While some beaches and corners of this massive body of water are getting rather crowded, others remain empty and call those looking for solitude. Sandy Point is such an isolated beach offering fine sand and lots of playgrounds for kids.

The South Cove has recently upgraded its launch ramp with paved parking lots and lights. Picnic tables can be found now onshore inviting visitors to sit down for a meal. Toilets are now available at the South Cove launch and an emergency call box. Sandy Point as well as some other nice beaches are just about a mile north of the South Cove. Most of those beaches are popular for overnight camping.

For those looking for a good day on the water will love the conditions out here. There's barely ever blowing any wind, plenty of sun, and just perfect conditions for a day on the boat.

South Cove and Sandy Point are where the Colorado River exits the world-famous Grand Canyon and forms the Lake Mead. It is on the eastern edge of the Joshua Tree forest. Being one of the lesser-known places in the park, South Cove and its beaches are a great place for those looking to escape the crowds.


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