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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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This trip is worth the drive. There is so much beauty in the desert landscape. This is a large attraction for boaters/fishermen. Also a nice trip for families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Temperance, Michigan
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Temperance, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This trip is worth the drive. There is so much beauty in the desert landscape. This is a large attraction for boaters/fishermen. Also a nice trip for families.

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Guilford Maine, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Hoover Dam we drove through part of the park on our return to Vegas. Some roads down to the water was rough but we did have a higher vehicle. Beautiful views and colors!

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Peoria, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Spent our anniversary weekend here. Great get a way. The lake is very beautiful. No real decent beaches anymore with the water so low. If you have any type of aquatic vehicle great place. Will defiantly be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great location for a family picnic or some alone time. Not too many people at the scenic over look (40 minutes from the Las Vegas strip) A $10 admission fee

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you love a beautiful drive on a curvy road, great sights, easy pull offs, nice trails to sights only seen here then you're on the right track. The road is just being completely resurfaced for a nice track. I'd recommend a Porche or Mercedes, the Mustang can't handle the curves and started to drift at 60mph on the curves... More 

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Middle of Nowhere, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Plan on spending a lot of time here if you want to to truly enjoy all that Lake Mead has to offer. I went to hike and did the south side by Hoover Dam one Saturday and the north side (I *think* I was on "Black Mesa) the next weekend. Both trips offered great views with nearly endless hiking opportunities.... More 

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United States
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stopped at Lake Mead after a full day visiting other places like the Hoover Dam and the Nevada Southern Railway. The visitor center is nice sized and it was pretty busy for a late Sunday afternoon. There are also restrooms located by the visitor center and the parking was free. We really liked walking around outside here; they had... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Im actually trying to reach out to those who have done the house boating on Lake Mead. Our family is looking into this sort of trip this summer, and looking for those who have done it before. Ive been looking at houseboating.org but not sure if thats the site to use. Any recommendations would be so helpful!! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Spent a little time there, but it was great. We stopped on a whim headed to Seattle. Beautiful lake spectacular view. Next time we'll plan a longer visit

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were in Las Vegas for awhile and always motorbike by Lake Mead and this time decided to rent a pontoon boat from the Marina. We absolutely loved it. It was inexpensive compared to other nice lakes to rent. It is a nice refreshing change from Vegas if you are looking for something to do. The lake is beautiful with... More 

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