Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City

#12 of 48 in Wildlife in Nevada
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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 water level is very low. It is especially noticeable at the north end near the town of Overton, NV. St Thomas is an old community that is now exposed by low water. Hike there.  more »
  • I wished I could have gotten there a little earlier before it got too dark but I was able to visit an hour before it closed 🔐 for the evening. This is my second time seeing this place and it's...  more »
  • We stopped by Lake Mead while visiting the Hoover Dam on our way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2019. The views around here are stunning. We didn't get chance to explore the area much as it.....  more »
  • The natural raw beauty of the desert and then water is just amazing. The Grand Canyon is just spectacular! You just cannot explain the vastness of it, it just has to be seen in person. A must for your bucket list for sure. Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam is also an amazing engineering success. Very clever in its design as a relatively small wall compared to the size and volume of water in the lake is just amazing. Both a must see!
  • Gorgeous scenery, many hiking trails and very few people on a Wednesday. It is a fee area to stop and enjoy. You can drive East and get to a beach area. The road offers a couple of views of Lake Meade that show impressive size. We got some rare desert summer rainfall, it was refreshing but evaporated shortly after hitting your skin. You should come here .
  • Amazing views amazing atmosphere amazing weather amazing Lake, Do not forget to bring water and snacks / food.... Pack a picnic basket for this trip. There is not much around here in way of shopping. So make sure you bring what you need with you or else you will be hungry with no options. But this place is absolutely wonderful stunning I think every human should visit
  • Loved it!! Kayaking was so relaxing & enjoyable. Guides were full of interesting historical facts. Absolutely breathtaking views!! The water was so green!! Cool and refreshing. Definitely a must see & do while in the area.
  • This was at the rest stop past the casino you have to go back through Boulder to get to here but it's totally worth it it's a nice information center with very clean nice restrooms and they actually have a very expensive water filtration system that pumps out ice cold perfectly filtered water I imagine people come here to fill up their gallon containers I would if I lived nearby it's at the perfect stop to overlook the lake and a great stop to gain information if you're passing through. Also to refill the water and use the restroom. Definitely would recommend stopping by and worth taking the back route to get to it.

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