Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

4.4
#7 of 46 in Wildlife in Nevada
Get in touch with nature at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which boasts a huge lake and lots of exciting activities. The area offers some of the country's best sport fishing, so take your boat out on the water and fish for bass, crappies, and rainbow trout. Swimmers and sunbathers will find the lakeshore peaceful, and there's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy some seclusion. Despite the region's barren environment, the mountains make for gorgeous views and lots of wildlife roams the area. Plan to visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area during your Boulder City vacation using our convenient Boulder City trip itinerary planning website .
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  • The view on the top of the lookout was breathtaking! While there take the scenic drive around Lake Mead. It's so educational to see how much the Lake went down over the years. The long shuttered Lake ...  more »
  • We left Las Vegas and went through this park to Valley of Fire. The place is nice and it was nice to spend!
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  • Lake Mead National Recreational Area has a lot to offer. The beautiful blue water is amazing. We drove around to many of the shores and had lunch at Black Canyon. We saw many people in boats and kayak...  more »
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  • This place is great open on holidays and totally free. The annual Nationwide pass is definitely recommended at 80 bucks can't beat that to go to all the national parks and stuff like that for free after for $80 I mean. Pretty good good accessibility and they keep the campgrounds all the new in in pretty decent condition
  • Love going fishing, boating , swimming and the views of the surrounding areas around Lake Mead. Lake Mead is a very large and the many people from all over this small planet and who knows maybe from other planets. Lake Mead is a great place for all ages to explore and enjoy it's many advantages that a large lake that is in two wonderful states. Lake Mead offers many different events all around the lake and in the small towns that surrounds the lake during the whole year round that everyone can find something that they will like , enjoy doing. I am rating Lake Mead National Park a ten in my book. You'll enjoy yourself . And remember to always enjoy yourself at one of my favorite places.
  • Really cool place. Beautiful rock formation and miles and miles of desert and right in the very middle a lake. There are several nice places to swim that are right near the road. We swam at a boat launch suggested by a local fellow at a gas station and it was amazing. The water was very warm but still cooling because it was 104 degrees out. I was surprised that not more people were swimming
  • We stayed one night at Boulder Beach campground. Nice park. Could use showers but otherwise very nice. Caution that you have to pay $20 to get into the park and an additional $20 to camp overnight. Makes this a much less attractive place to stay if you are just traveling.
  • Such a beautiful place. If you are planning on site seeing give yourself like all day. There are so many beautiful places to stop. I recommend it. Please remember there is a fee, if you are going to all the important places get the pass that allowed you to visit them all.
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