Historic site…McKeeversville pre-dates Boulder City. It was where some of the first people settled prior to building of the dam and prior to the building of Boulder City. The camp was also known as a squatters camp where the poorer famlies lived until better housing came available. This area was also known as Government Survey Camp Number One during the actual building of Boulder City. The lower portion of McKeeversville later became known as the Lakeview Subdivision which is active today. The northern portion was abandoned and is listed as a ghost town in some records. To many locals this was the other side of the tracks, as the railroad tracks ran between McKeeversville and the Boulder City township. This area got its name from from a government cook who lived here with his family.
Today you can see remains of this Squatters Camp from the just completed River Mountains Loop Trail which passes along the edge of this camp. Building foundations and walkways are still seen in the desert. Old rusty cans, barrels, pipes and car parts in the area are relicts of the settlement. Removal of these relicts is prohibited. Apparently McKeeversville ran up to the base of Red Mountain and into the area of Bootleg Canyon Park bike trails.
McKeeversville photo gallery: