Kingman Wash

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3/5 (4 reviews)
Boulder City, Arizona (Mohave County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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When you are in Las Vegas or traveling through the area, maybe it's time to decompress, hit the trail and camp on a beach. Kingman Wash is a short & easy drive from the strip, right off the interstate, leading to a wonderful cove with plenty of room for camping with friends. The colorful rock cliffs that surround the cove descend to over 100 feet below the waterline, making this spot popular with scuba divers. The lake is renowned for its clear waters and ideal year-round water temperatures. If fishing or kayaking is your thing, then this area is a great spot for free camping and small boat launching.

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3/5 (4)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/03/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Also found by accident while exploring the Hoover Dam. The trail is short, scenic, and easy enough to add to a hoover dam trip and do in the rental car. The lake was beautiful and the camping looked like fun. I would rate this a 2-3 in difficulty over a 1. There are 3 rutted hill climbs and a wash crossing or two that take this out of the "1" rating in my mind. Wheeled in a Rental Ford F-150 with no difficulties.
Trail Review: Kingman Wash - Andrew
Rated 2/5
Visited: 09/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Found this trail by accident, visiting the Hoover Dam area. Was a fun find, great dispersed camping on the back side of Lake Mead. Trail was easy, washed out a bit, as their monsoon season just ended.
Trail Review: Kingman Wash - Lisa Hewitt
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Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 11/09/2019

This was an easy way to get access to the lake and free camping. There were a bunch of sites in the wash leading down to the waterline and some other spots off in more secluded spots. There was a pretty big crowd out there scuba diving but nobody was really camping. We didn't bother airing down since we weren't staying long and still had highway miles to drive.
Trail Review: Kingman Wash - Bobby Nelson
Trail Review: Kingman Wash - Bobby Nelson
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