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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

We try to avoid Interstates as we travel around the west, and so opted for a detour into the Lake Mead Recreation Area while traveling from Henderson to St George. It's truly frightening to see how low Lake Mead is ... hard to gauge how...More

Thank pmjc
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in this area twice during our visit to Vegas. The first time was exiting out of the Valley of Fire heading south toward Vegas. That is a beautiful drive. We did cut over to Echo Bay to see the lake and that was...More

Thank Cheryl S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove from the Valley of Fire along Lake Mead to Hoover Dam. The lake is enormous, but the white line about 150 feet above the water is troubling. I had difficulty enjoying the beauty of the lake thinking about how low the water was...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Lake Mead national recreation area is so large that you are able to pull off at the visitor’s center or anywhere for that matter and take amazing photos and take an amazing views. You can go down to the beach area for a modest...More

Thank Miami622
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through this area to get to the Hoover Dam. What a surprise. Multiple places to pull off, get out of the car and enjoy the scenery. You can't see this type of landscape from the interstate! The route is 9 miles. There are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We RV camped at the National Park campground. No hookups, but remoteness and greenery of the park was nice. Sunset photo attached is from our camp site. There are restrooms, but no showers. Some sites have a small view of the lake. Forever Resorts contracts...More

Thank 258terim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented kayaks and paddleboards and spent the day out on the lake. From afar the water is so blue and beautiful. It was 80 degrees outside and it made for a perfect day.

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the drive from the Hoover Dam entrance station through Las Vegas Bay, Callville and the Black Mountains exiting at the Valley of Fire. The lake is very low but still a lot of water craft, although it was Memorial Day. Very helpful National Park...More

Thank Oscarwildetime
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've spent a lot of time over the years camping in this area. The most wildlife (including bighorn sheep, hummingbirds and more) I have ever seen was on a day trip, in April, to Willow Beach - Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I read later...More

Thank mikelcesc
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It’s less than an hour, only a short distance from Las Vegas by car. Good scenery and good place for a picnic when the weather isn’t so hot or windy. Good place for walking and cycling too.

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susiesapp
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Oscarwildetime | Reviewed this property |
You certainly can see both on the way to the Grand Canyon but you will have to cross over the bridge and not the dam as this is no longer a through thoroughfare. Park up at the Bridge plaza and do the walk over it. The view... More
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Kathy S
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Jose Ernesto S | Reviewed this property |
howdy. sorry cant answer that. most of what we do is camping at the boulder beach camp ground before we go hiking. its also my overnight destination before going to Las Vegas or one of the parks in Utah. 20 dollars a 24... More
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Darrell S
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Jose Ernesto S | Reviewed this property |
yup. lots. there is a designated area for RV with hook ups and such. close to where we stay at when we camp at boulder beach camp ground in the park itself. at the campground where we go is only 20 dollars with... More
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