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Address: NV 89005
Phone Number: 702-293-8906
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking
Description: A year-round recreational area for boaters, swimmers, fishermen, hikers...
A year-round recreational area for boaters, swimmers, fishermen, hikers, photographers, campers, and sightseers. Lake Mead is a huge reservoir impounded by the Hoover Dam. Approximately 30 miles from Las Vegas. Entrance fees charged.
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Lake Mead is a wonder in the desert and an incredible place to hang out with a BOAT or on a BEACH. Yes, vegas has a beach at Lake Mead. Thats right, you can lay in the sun, put... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lake Mead is a wonder in the desert and an incredible place to hang out with a BOAT or on a BEACH. Yes, vegas has a beach at Lake Mead. Thats right, you can lay in the sun, put your feet in the sand, float on a raft, or get on a boat and do some skiing, water skiing that... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Easy access to the lake. Didn't have to drive through crazy roads. Parking was easy. Restrooms are clean and stocked. Jet skis and boats are unable to get too close to the shore so the kids can play on the beach in shallow water. Lake is clean and rangers are very nice and helpful. great lake for water sports, family... More 

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Goldsboro, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Just went to the Valley of Fire and it was beautiful--worth the $10,00 for the carload. We left there and paid another $10.00 to enter the Lake Mead Recreation Area. It looked beautiful from afar. Here was our experience. The road to the 1st beach was completely closed off. We then drove down to Boulder Beach and when we got... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Lake Mead is upstream from the Hoover Dam. If you are headed to the Hoover Dam from the Vegas area, Lake Mead is a nice place to visit the same day. The water is a beautiful blue-green and is gorgeous to see against the red, rocky mountains surrounding. There is a visitor center that has some information about local wildlife... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We love camping at Lake Mead. The facilities are clean and have working bathrooms. The lake is a little crowded at times, however, we love kayaking and paddle boarding on the weekends. There are clean bathrooms on the Boulder beach side. Grey place for a cookout, picnic, and family fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Took a Guided Fishing Tour this morning from 4-9:30 AM and were able to catch many fish will enjoying the besutiful scenery around the lake! There's usually a $10 fee burw as we got there so early, there was no one to pay!

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Woodbury, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I rented a car and drove to Lake Mead for some hiking. The sweet girl in the visitors center recommended the Old Railway Hike along the railroad route for the trains that brought supplies to the Hoover Dam when it was being built. The old tunnels are still in place and the hike was amazing. Make sure... More 

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New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Go to the Las Vegas Boat Harbor and Lake Mead Marina in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Along the dock there are thousands of giant carp swarming around begging to be fed, it's pretty cool to watch. And then you can rent a boat or jet ski and explore lake Mead. Always a blast.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The largest man made lake in this country and sits amongst the beauty of a backdrop of mountains. A must see if your in Vegas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lake Mead is in my eyes ta must to see, even so the water lever is quite low. When you want to truly see the impact of the current Nevada drought, this is the place to go. You still can access the lake and some of the recreation areas, but there are not as many as they have been in... More 

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Address: Address: NV 89005
Phone Number: 702-293-8906
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)

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