Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
601 National Highway
Boulder City, NV
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Ticket Cost/s: Vehicle or Motorcycle *yearly pass $30 per vehicle (covers all passengers) Vehicle or Motorcycle 1-7 days $10 per vehicle (covers all passengers) Vessel *yearly pass $30 per vessel Vessel 1-7 days $16 per vessel Individual *yearly pass $
Schedule: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Some beaches and other areas are day-use only, from dawn till dusk. These areas are marked with signs. The Lake Mead V
Other Info:
Attraction Type: Man-made Lake
Distance from Strip: Off the strip
Attraction Duration: Varies
Time: daynight
Ages(min/recom): None/7 to 16
Fun Value: medium
Educ'l Value: medium


Located at the heart of three desert ecosystems, Lake Mead has a scenery conducive for family activities. You will find thousands of varieties of plants and animals in the 1.5 million acres of land and 820 miles of shoreline. You and your kids can enjoy an endless choice of water recreations like boating, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, sport fishing, water skiing and many more, available all year round. Children can earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate by completing a number of activities in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Junior Ranger Guide and Activity Book. You also have the choice of taking a hike around the desert and be captivated by the panoramic display of red sandstone and black lava rock, which date back more than 6 million years. If you opt to stay longer, there are 5 motels with full amenities available situated around the lake, as well as restaurants, cafes, campgrounds, and shaded picnic areas.

Created by the Hoover Dam, situated along the Colorado River, Lake Mead is one of the largest man made lakes in the world, an ideal spot for wildlife photographers, painters, and nature-lovers.