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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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NV 89005
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jet ski” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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NV 89005
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"hoover dam"
in 98 reviews
"jet ski"
in 12 reviews
"water level"
in 16 reviews
"state park"
in 26 reviews
"man made lake"
in 9 reviews
"historic railroad"
in 8 reviews
"speed boat"
in 5 reviews
"annual pass"
in 5 reviews
"willow beach"
in 6 reviews
"boulder city"
in 20 reviews
"visitor center"
in 19 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"hot springs"
in 8 reviews
"bring lots of water"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 12 reviews
"rented a car"
in 9 reviews
"rock formations"
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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.

Thank Suria_Nataadmadja
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether it was sky or water it was beautiful blue Nice little stop allng the way to the Dam and Grand Canyon Beautiful picture area Very scenic from ground and air

Thank Robin D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lakeview Overlook is a short drive off the route to the Hoover Dam (about a 40-minute drive from Las Vegas) and worth the quick detour. There is a parking area plus some information signs about Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. The views of...More

Thank lou181818
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely underwhelmed by our very limited experience at this park. The beach area is very littered, it's dirty. we have a couple of hours til our flight so thought we would try it out. Wouldn't come again. I've rated it as average as there are...More

Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the Recreational Area on our way from the Valley of Fire State Park to Hoover Dam as it seemed like a good idea. The trip was slow and the scenery was not all that special. I suspect we would have had a better...More

Thank woodmister
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took cruise on steam paddle boat. Takes you to dam from lake side. Lake is large enuf to cover state of Pennsylvania at 1 foot depth Find a place at the bow under a speaker so you can hear the commentary. Good and drinks...More

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Lake Mead National recreation area offers magnificent views of the whole region. The views are especially nice from the visitors center near Boulder City.

Thank wigsy
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was my first visit to Lake Mead NRA. I am not a boater but it was still a fabulous trip. The lake is scenic but the surrounding areas to hike, drive to and visit are spectacular. The first day we did the south shore...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I drove through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on our way to and from Hoover Dam. We enjoyed the stunning mountains and views of the lake. We stopped by the visitor's center for our passport stamp. There were some awesome looking...More

1  Thank newlymarriedman12
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Kathy S
3 April 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
26 March 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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Stephy S
25 June 2017|
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Response from michaellW3051TW | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think we rented from the Las Vegas Lake Marina. About $90 an hour and it holds two people. Discounts the longer you take it. They have new blue units but they have limited cargo space and are harder to handle then... More
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