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Address: NV 89005
Phone Number: 702-293-8906
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Beautiful Lake Mead

There is a lot to see at Lake Mead. So beautiful. We keep hoping for more rain in our Vegas area so the water won't dip any further. We go there just to drive around and relax.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
SusieRussell
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Las Vegas, Nevada

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just a drive with desert views that can be seen without paying 20$. The lake is not full and dry land is not beautiful. מאכזב מאוד בייחוד לישראלים שמכירים את הנגב וים המלח.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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508 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a lot to see at Lake Mead. So beautiful. We keep hoping for more rain in our Vegas area so the water won't dip any further. We go there just to drive around and relax.

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69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice flat walking trail...we took it all the way to the Hoover Dam. Loved the five tunnels which are home to bats in the summertime (glad to miss that). There are also some pioneer trails for those interested in going off the main trail.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family were able to see and feel the beautiful Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City. We visited the place during winter (Dec 29). We managed to go down the front lake of Colorado - a very cool and calm place to stay. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is just 20mins drive away from Las Vegas.

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Atlanta, GA
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217 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my last visit to Vegas, I decided to do a photo tour. One of the places that I visited besides Valley of Fire State Park and Hoover Dam, was the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The distance from Vegas is about 45 minutes from the Strip and within 10 minutes of the Hoover Dam. The main benefits are the... More 

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Thank Lifetraveler1
Birmingham, AL
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The water and the mountain ranges are gorgeous! This was a nice, quick stop on the way to see Hoover Dam.

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Thank Good4Bama
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only negative of this area is that they raised the rate to get onto Lakeshore Road and enter the Recreation area from $10-20 this Jan. That is kind of pricey to just "get in". But it is good for 7 days and I did go back 3 different days to hike. So it was OK. You can buy a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located near to Hoover Dam, the view of the Lake Mead is so breathtaking. The picnic area is so clean, and you can do lots of water activities.

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Thank Afza Z
Port Dover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A short drive from Las Vegas, worth your visit. Great views, scenic drive. The water level is way down than our previous visit, and it seems that this area has been so dry for the last few years. Definitely the lake is a treasure in the middle of the desert, it is so beautiful and colors are so so fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Hoover Dam. It is simply amazing how beautiful and perfect this nan made lake fits into its natural environs.

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