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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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Relaxing day on the water

We were planning to rent kayaks and explore the lake while paddling along the shore. It was quite windy day so kayaking was not allowed. We decided to rent a motorboat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were planning to rent kayaks and explore the lake while paddling along the shore. It was quite windy day so kayaking was not allowed. We decided to rent a motorboat, water-skis, and a sea-doo, and we had a great time! The water is so perfect that you can swim all day, especially when it's 100+ F. The next day... More 

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South Elmsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I travelled with Grayling tours Las vegas to Lake mead to go on the famous paddle steamer 36 miles to be let down by a 2 bit company all they seem to be interested in was keeping us cooped up their gift shop fobbing us off telling us you'll be on the next sail then just as... More 

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Thank Emmy1955
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you get done with the Hoover dam drive down to lake Mead. It's beautiful and there is a little marina with a restaurant and tons of fish everywhere. It was very enjoyable.

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Thank Joshua H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we had a hire car in Vegas we took ourselves off to Lake Mead, its only around a half hour drive from the top of the strip to Lake Mead. You need to pay an entry fee to site, I think it was about $10 for the car so not too bad. We followed the sigs to Lake Mead... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most perfect time with family at that lake just hanging out, stand up fun lots of talking snaking and getting a break from the heat - the water is so clear and refreshing!! Worthy to try the experience. Take with you lots of water, floating chairs and snack - have fun :))

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Thank Erika S
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Below Lake Meade lies a desert canyon beach called Willow Beach. It's south on the highway to Kingman, AZ watch for it on the west side of the highway. Great fishing as a National Fish Hatchery is located upstream. COLD WATER! Lots of wildlife!

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Thank Ron R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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