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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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NV 89005
+1 702-293-8906
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hoover dam” (89 reviews)
“boat harbor” (14 reviews)
“state park” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
NV 89005
+1 702-293-8906
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really Enjoyed this hike, trail starts just down from the Alan Bible Visitor Center, and ends on the top of the parking structure of Hoover Dam. Trail is about 3.5 miles long (7 miles round trip). Bring Lots of Water. 5 tunnels along the route....More

Thank EPfeffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful area!!! Loved the vista scenes of the beautiful blue water. Cactus were so beautiful!!! Please stop by here on the way to Hoover Dam!!!

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here , we hired a speed boat as well as the pontoon , take a cooler and drinks , we were there for half a day and loved it . Worth checking availability as they get very busy ( you also...More

Thank Raj N
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We rented mountain bikes in Boulder and had a great ride along the Railroad hiking trail. Nice easy flat ride that meanders along through tunnels blasted to carry supplies to the dam. Good for any type of rider. Take lots of water and keep sun...More

Thank Pete A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Our cousins took us for a drive from the Strip to Lake Mead. He had an annual pass so we did not have to pay to through Lake Mead. We did not go on the water but the drive and the sights were still nice.

Thank ca1842
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Rented a car and visited Grand Canyon on the way back to Vegas myself & my husband visited lake mead it was a beautiful hot day only wished we had longer there 👍

Thank traci40
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We rented a very nice Bayliner speedboat from Las Vegas Boat Harbor and Lake Mead Marina (boatinglakemead.com) and had a wonderful time. The boat was almost new, in excellent condition and perfectly clean. We probably went 75-80 miles around the lake and saw fabulous scenery....More

Thank MontanaTzar
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We called in on the way back from a drive to see the Hoover Dam. The view looking down from the road is awesome but on driving to the entrance we were disappointed to come across the obstacle of a $20 entrance fee. If we...More

Thank Chrisgimson
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came to Lake Mead with the intention to hire a boat to do some water sports. After a small charge we drove down to the bay. Sadly they had stopped rentals due to a potential storm - there were no clouds in the sky!...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Was staying in Vegas for a few days and wanted to get out and see the beauty in the area. Drove to Mead Lake on the way to Hoover Dam and it was gorgeous to say the least. There is a $20 entry fee. It...More

Thank happyfamilyMacomb_Il
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3.21 km away
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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
11 June 2017|
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Response from mowshe | Reviewed this property |
I was there mid summer and we survived
Don M
21 September 2016|
Response from rollngstone | Reviewed this property |
Hi Don --- Tripadvisor will not let me include a website link ---- google "Redstone Dunes Hike". NPS has a Plan Your Visit pdf for Redstone. TS