Carp Cove Road

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Carp Cove is a short, dead-end spur off Cottonwood Cove East that ends at a few shoreline campsites overlooking the northern end of Lake Mohave and the Colorado River. The campsites have beautiful views of blue water and the El Dorado Mountains. The easy gravel road to Carp Cove has occasional potholes and short washboard sections. Loose gravel and soft sand could be problematic for heavy 2WD vehicles, but generally, this road is suitable for any vehicle with good ground clearance. The road is 1.5-2 vehicles wide the entire way, with plenty of passing opportunities. The first campsite along the trail sits several feet above the shoreline and is large enough to accommodate groups of 4-5 vehicles or large trailers. There are two more additional campsites, 1 in a culdesac between the reeds and a second right up on the water with a tiny beach.

Although this road is within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area fee area, there are no entrance stations along the way to obtain a pass.