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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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ATV Tour of Lake Mead and Colorado River from Las Vegas
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Shooting and ATV Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Flight

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One of The First National Recreation Sites Still A Bucket List Wonder

Expansive National Park and Recreation area very close to Las Vegas with rugged hiking opportunities but also lots of choices for boating and car touring. You can visit Hoover Dam... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Expansive National Park and Recreation area very close to Las Vegas with rugged hiking opportunities but also lots of choices for boating and car touring. You can visit Hoover Dam by auto or take a 7 mile round trip hike from the visitor center through the railroad tunnels remaining from the dam construction days. Bring your own boat or rent... More 

1 Thank Zoom_Gotti
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On our 3rd vegas trip we decided to take in lake mead and we certainly don't regret it. We took the noon cruise initially then decided to rent a pontoon boat to fill out our day and we absolutely enjoyed the day and the lake . We sailed right behind the Hoover dam!

Thank Ray M
Massillon, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't hike, but enjoyed the views from the car and the Hoover Dam. Stopped at the Visitors Center and the rangers there were very helpful and informative - told us about a few photo ops nearby. Definitely worth stopping for some quick pics. Only a short distance from Vegas.

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent time at the beach and my 8 year old son loved playing with the rocks. We really enjoyed the scenery. We started a hike on the Historic Railroad Trail, but didn't have enough time for more than 2 miles round trip. We plan to start from the Hoover Dam side when we visit there tomorrow. Amazing views and... More 

Thank HollyKessler
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike is where the railroad was built to carry supplies and equipment to build Hoover Dam in the early 1930's. It is right along side Lake Mead. You can walk all the way to Hoover Dam but there and back is over 7 miles. We stopped just short of the Dam because we planned on visiting it on another... More 

Thank William L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter is a 4th grader and used the national parks initiative to provide free admission for all 4th graders across the country to any national state park. It was a wonderful amazing experience. It was awesome to see the beautiful surrounding mountains. It was also great to share the history of Lake Mead with my kids as an educational... More 

Thank Tanya F
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove through the Park on my way to LAS from Kanab. Sadly, I didn't have time to stop and enjoy any trails. Beautiful scenery!

Thank Mosslady53
United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful lake. Provides some relief from the heat of the vast desert landscape. Definitely worth the drive from Las Vegas.

Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The national park center is well kept and clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. The 20 minute movie is enjoyable and the displays are informative.

Thank Jim E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake is beautiful. Highly recommended the Lake Mead Paddlewheel Cruise. Beautiful sites and neat view of the Dam.

Thank Kristy W

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