Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

4.4
#8 of 58 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 Nevada vacation using our convenient Nevada trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Beautiful Lake Mead National Recreation Area is just minutes away from the strip by car, but is a completely different experience. This huge lake behind Hoover Dam is filled with recreation opportunit...  more »
  • We visited Valley of Fire State Park and decided to drive back to Las Vegas via Lake Mead Natl Recreation Area, rather than return via the same route on the Interstate Hwy. It is a nice drive, but we ...  more »
  • After touring the dam we saw a sign for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There was a small visitor center with some activities for kids. There was a marina and a fishing area. We drove around a...  more »
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  • Fabulous hike. We went through flattish desert, then into a wonderful bowl of interesting rock formations and colors. The colors! Wow. There are lots of hikes here. Some parts of the park look like nothing has ever or could ever grow, depressingly stony and ugly. Then there are areas like the hike we did that are breathtaking. It's well worth traveling through and exploring.
  • Took a cruise to the dam & back. Beautiful place, boat wasn't crowded. The trip is narrated and interesting but kinda loud and constant. First floor is accessible for wheelchairs but upper levels are not and if you want open air you have to climb 2 steep flights of stairs. Lemonade was excellent....all beverages & such are on second floor, so challenging for those with limited mobility. I would do it again.
  • Such a beautiful, inspiring public space with lots of activities for everyone. There is a $25 fee for entrance which I feel is. Little expensive, but I do believe it is good for up to a week. I wish they had an cheaper option for a single day pass. But this did not negatively affect the time that we had there and I would definitely encourage anyone and everyone to visit.
  • Beautiful and serene place. Water too blue too be real! The only thing is to reach there, it's a totally untrodden road, with no cellphone reception and no gas station or anything. So make sure you keep your car fuelled up.
  • It's good to see the water level 10ft up at this point in the year from the history of mass evaporation. Not too busy during the week. But if you come here during the weekend. I bid you the best of luck with maneuvering.
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