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Address: NV 89005
Phone Number: 702-293-8906
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Lake Mead Dinner Cruise
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$129*
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Las Vegas Trail Run
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Shooting and ATV Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Doors-Off Helicopter Flight

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Fantastic Drive Despite Hellish Weather

We had some time on our hand while we were waiting for check-in at nearby Westin in Lake Las Vegas. We were not charged entry fee because we had the national park annual pass. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some time on our hand while we were waiting for check-in at nearby Westin in Lake Las Vegas. We were not charged entry fee because we had the national park annual pass. We were advised by a very friendly staff to take the 50-mile drive that took through some spectacular scenery. The drive barely had any traffic. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is from the vista point above Lake Mead, on the way to Hoover Dam. Nice short stop over. The scale of the dam and the lake is just so grand and dramatic. Imagine that it was built over 80 years ago in the midst of Great Depression. From the bath tub like ring around the Lake, you can see... More 

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Alhambra, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dang, entrance fee even if you going to camp. Nearest campground from Vegas is Boulder but that was full and they told me to go to the Las Vegas Bay campground about 1 mile down. The water's receded a lot, but I like the campground. The floor was soft and the bark from the trees made good fire starters. There... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great National Recreation Area that is kept well maintained by the Park Service. There is a couple great points to view it. The overlook just before Hoover Dam is completely free. The Park entrance is an NPS Fee Area in order to get to the marina and beaches. Do not expect these beaches or the surf to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from the Las Vegas side and before you go past the security checkpoint, you will see a turn on your left. Parking is free. Great views.

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I drove through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on our way from a stop at the Hoover Dam to our next destination, The Valley of Fire State Park. We did not have much time to explore, but could easily tell that it would be a wonderful location to return to in the future to hike, camp,... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rent a boat, a pontoon, or skidoos, and cruise Lake Mead on your own. Don’t want to go on the Lake? Bring some popcorn and feed the fish from the dock. It’s crazy fun. The fish are huge and they practically jump out of the water to get some popcorn. They will take it right out of your hand! The... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the alan bible visitor center was quite helpful and informative. There are nice overlooks of the lake out back. The jr ranger program is well designed and both kids were into it. It is a few minutes drive to Hoover Dam and is right on the way from Las Vegas.

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Mead is beautiful! Definitely a sight to see. The water is blue & it is clean. However, the lake level is down as of now.

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the recreational area going from the Valley of Fire to the Hoover Dam. It is a pretty drive. But be aware that there is nothing along the drive. We did not go to the lake or do any of the recreational things that I am sure Lake Mead has to offer. There were places you could see... More 

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