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Address: NV 89005
Phone Number: +1 702-293-8906
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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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We passed this place on the way to Hoover Dam and decided to stop and take a few pictures. Whilst being unable to comment on any of the trips that people complain about we spent a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed this place on the way to Hoover Dam and decided to stop and take a few pictures. Whilst being unable to comment on any of the trips that people complain about we spent a pleasant half hour admiring the views and taking pictures. It was free to park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go with the family and enjoy the great view of the lake. Great place to take photos. Its clean and has free parking.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Valley of Fire State Park before driving thru this area. It's a great companion to the Park with its majestic vistas. We drove thru nearing sunset and lived the colors and contrasts. We had to stop from time to time just to admire formation details. It's a faster drive than the Valley of Fire with maximum speeds higher... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just visited Hoover dam, we noticed a sign for Lake Mead and decided to have a look. It was well worth it, from the top of the access road, the views of the lake and area are wonderful, if you decide to go see, have a good camera with you but there is virtually no walking required and no... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a boat for 2 hours. Great way to pass the afternoon, great views of the bridge over the Hoover Dam.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We had another fun day at Lake Mead. The day was gorgeous and blue. Lake Mead looked beautiful. We did some hiking. Lake Mead is a wonderful area to visit year round for boating, sightseeing, hiking, picnics, and taking pictures. Today it was so pretty.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We stopped here on our way from the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon. You can't really miss lake mead if you're visiting the Hoover Dam. We went up to the observation to get a good view and appreciate the vastness of this reservoir. Note - the car park at the observation is very small so you might have to... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We went there for a picnic and break from busy Las Vegas. It was great- we had a swim in the almost surreal, moonlike area. Actually, it was so unbelievably hot we hesitated getting out of the water again.

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This National Recreation area is a short distance before the Hoover Dam exit. The entrance fee is $20 for 7 day access. We visited the RV/campground, the beach and several of the Scenic overlooks. These views may be more impressive than the Dam itself. You cannot see the dam from this park. We spent a couple hours driving around and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We hiked through the historical railroad trail to the dam. Wow ! What scenic beauty, the trail there and back is about 7m round trip. It's not hard except coming back the first mile is all up hill. So plan to go early or late because it's hot and full sun. Bring a lot of water. We at at the... More 

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