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Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV

National Park Service

Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunitiesfor boaters, swimmers, fishermen, hikers, photographers and sightseers. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to ...[more]

Photo of a Bicycler at Lake Mead
Bicycling at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Miles of cycling trails available at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo of scuba divers
Diving at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Diving is a popular sport at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Las Vegas Wash

Water streams through Las Vegas Wash at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo of Willow Beach Marina
Willow Beach Marina

Willow Beach Marina in the Black Canyon region of Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo of a boat in Black Canyon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Boating in Black Canyon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Boating is only one of the many activities at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Alan Bible Visitor Center Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Alan Bible Visitor Center Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Rest benches outside the Alan Bible Visitor Center

Photo of Kayackers on the Colorado River
Kayaking in Black Canyon

Near Hoover Dam at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo of Boulder Basin at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Boulder Basin

Boulder Basin at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Sail Boating

Lake Mead has over 240 square miles of waterway to go sailing!

Cottonwood Cove
Cottonwood Cove

Cottonwood Cove Marina and Resort

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Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Address

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone:(702) 293 8990
Email:lake_interpretation@nps.gov

Directions

There are nine main access points to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes two lakes and more than 1.5 million acres of land.

The Lake Mead Visitor Center, also called the Alan Bible Visitor Center, is located off of U.S. 93, four miles southeast of Boulder City. See the Park maps below to find the best route for you.
 

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • DIVING DIVING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SNORKELING SNORKELING
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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