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Phone Number: 702-293-8906
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing
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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Its a great place to enjoy all types of outdoor recreation. Its a great place to visit outside of Vegas and the recreation opportunities are really a great thing to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Its a great place to enjoy all types of outdoor recreation. Its a great place to visit outside of Vegas and the recreation opportunities are really a great thing to have available.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our coach driver (we were on a Grand Canyon trip) asked if anyone had been to the Bahamas, to which no one had, He had us close our eyes and not to open them until stopped (we didn't know we were going to Lake Mead). When we stopped and opened our eyes, the view was out of this world, just... More 

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LA/OC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I recently travelled to see the remains of the town of St. Thomas, located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. In short, the town of St. Thomas was founded by Mormon settlers in 1865. The creation of Hoover Damn and subsequent planned rise of Lake Mead water levels required that the residents vacate in the 1930s. However, due to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The views are very nice and only about 20 minutes from LasVegas. You can swim in the lake and see the mountains around you. If you go swimming, as you go in, there are large stones you are stepping on. As you go further in, it's a kind of sand that sucks you in. A little difficult to walk. Waters... More 

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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The lake itself is beautiful, but it definitely getting smaller si de the last time I was there. It is just a short half hour from Las Vegas on the way to Hoover Dam. Coming from Vegas it is like you are seeing a mirage out in the desert when you see the water. You can do some boating, but... More 

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Hampton, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Disappointing. We paid $1 to enter and there was nothing to see or do. I guess if your boating it is worth it. If not, just for the 'scenic' drive, pass and go to Red Rock or Valley of Fire!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lake Mead, the colorful mudstone reminds me of Death Valley. You don't need a boat to have a great time at the lake. The roads are not busy, the terrain is beautiful. Just park at one of the turnouts and hike into the pristine wilderness. Imagine hardy Mormon pioneers living in this desert 145 years ago, with only a river... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went out to step son's house boat. It is amazing how much the Lake has dropped. Water was great and a good time was had by all on the Lake. The drive to Callville Bay marina from the south entrance is beautiful with mountains, gorges, and desert. Hard to believe you are only miles away from Las Vegas

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Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lake Mead is a great place to take family and friends we go their many times a year to enjoy the water. Always clean and warm most of the year. Best months to go is Sept. and Oct. We wakeboard and wakesurf on the lake and have enjoyed a houseboat vacation. We use Invert Sports for our watercraft rentals, jet... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love going out to the lake. The water is inviting. You will love to feed the fish bread or popcorn. Eat in one of the restaurants or bring your own food. You seem to get hungry and thirsty so bring lots of cool drinks. Lots of water and sun screen. You can rent a boat, or jet ski. Bring your... More 

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