telephone cove boondocking

Telephone Cove Boondocking

Sunday we left Lake Mead after a 4 week social marathon.

This week we’re camping right outside of Laughlin, Nevada. We considered returning to the River Palms, but instead decided to check out Telephone Cove.

Telephone Cove is located 4.5 miles down a dirt road off of Laughlin Highway 163. The dirt road can be a little steep in some areas and is pretty rutted, though it wasn’t bad enough to stop a motor home and a few fifth wheels from going down it.


You can’t really tell from the main photo, but we’ve got a great view of the water.

Cell is good (great with a booster) and we can watch CBS in the morning on over-the-air HDTV which makes me happy.

Dinner Last Night:
A Feel Good Lunch Bowl. I find it funny that this recipe is called a “lunch bowl” since it was actually quite a bit of work and I never have much time to actually cook at lunch. It was super tasty and made a lot of left-overs. Maybe now that it’s left-overs the name will be more accurate.

2014 Cost of Camping:
159 night paid camping
169 nights free camping
328 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $4001.79
Daily average cost of camping: $12.20

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  • Reply Gayle November 25, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Looks like you found a nice spot there. Hope you’re enjoying being alone for a change!

    • Reply Leigh November 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

      YES! The spot is great, and the alone time is refreshing. 🙂

  • Reply Denise November 26, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Looks lovely! And probably quiet now that we’re all out of your hair 🙂

    • Reply Leigh November 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Aw, you were never in our hair! Next time we should plan on getting together before we go on a social binge!

  • Reply Janet November 26, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I didn’t know we could dry camp in Laughlin so cheap. Thanks!

    • Reply Leigh November 26, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Hi Janet! I see you have early access to Campendium. If you look up Laughlin, NV and select “Free” – you’ll see there are 3 casinos and 2 boondocking spots in the area where you can camp for free.

  • Reply YOLO RV Travelers November 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hello Aluminarium!

    We are newbies to RVing and are soon to be fulltime. Just wanted to let you know we love reading about your Boondocking adventures. We have learned that boondocking is what we would like to do the majority of the time.

    We have a list of sites to camp, and we get a lot of them from your website, thank you for the info.

    Lance & Rosanna
    YOLO RV Travelers

    • Reply Leigh November 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Hey Lance & Rosanna, let us know when you hit the road – and if you haven’t signed up for Campendium yet, that’s where you’ll find all of our favorite spots and more. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Shirley September 23, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Was Telephone Cove crowded during your stay? We are thinking of heading that way for Thanksgiving this year. Looks awesome.

    • Reply Leigh October 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      There were quite a few RV’s years ago when we were there.

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