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Address: NV 89005
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+1 702-293-8906
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Wonderful views

This is a lovely place to stop off. I don't know if we were just lucky but there were no crowds. It was about 22 degrees and blue skies. I can imagine that the peak of summer time... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place to stop off. I don't know if we were just lucky but there were no crowds. It was about 22 degrees and blue skies. I can imagine that the peak of summer time would be busier. There is a boat hire place here too so if you fancy a different view of the hoover dam... More 

Thank Cheryl D
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice drive from Las Vegas to Lake Mead. And once you are there the scenery is nice too but $20 I think is a bit pricey to get into the area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When leaving Hoover Dam, there is a turnoff to the right to go to the Lake Mead overlook. Spectacular view, with not many people present. We visited the overlook around 11:30 am on a Sunday. Don't miss this area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's the Grand Canyon or Hoover Dam you are passing right by if you driving from Las Vegas. It's really beautiful and a good stop for pictures. The lake was created by the over spill from the making of the Hoover from the Colorado River.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful turquoise lake against the rock formations. If you think you will be traveling this way again and will wait until later…. Water level has lowered and exposed previously submerged structures, beaches dwindling, marinas shifting, and projected in 10 years there will not be enough water to pass through the generators for electricity and pumping stations will be installed to... More 

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a car for two days to get away from the strip and took one day to drive to lake mead since the grand canyon was a bit to far. A walk along side the lake through tunnels built in 1931 that were used to transfer steel to build the Hoover dam. Took about 2hours, if you planned for... More 

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

If you would like to know from where water supply for four states coming from - you have to visit Lake Mead. We did this tour as a part of visit to Hoover dam and we got really good info from our tour guide. It is really magnificent how big it is and how gorgeous it is - even in... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Went to Lake Mead for bird watching, which was good. Saw lots of different water birds as the various lookouts. Lake seems very low and the beaches are not what I would expeect, just large gravel, like a forest service back country road. Did not see the trash like some other reviewers had reported, but several areas could use a... More 

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Manchester UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the really helpful staff at the information/tourist point. Helped us with a map and points to stop as our hire car didn't have say nav so we were getting a bit lost! Thank you for your help (and a loo break!)

Thank ClaireabelleRed
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful lake surrounded by the Nevada mountains is the main source for the Hoover dam and is great to combine when you visit the dam. The lake, with a surface of 690km2, offers boat tours, but we decided just to enjoy the landscape views. Beautiful

Thank Robert-Jan1972

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