• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • Important Notice to Mariners

    Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »

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    Lake Mead NRA is now enforcing summer fire restrictions. Please click 'more' to learn about the rules for fire during our hot, dry season. More »

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to many questions visitors ask about Lake Mead National Recreation Area can be found on this website.


Q. What is the water temperature at Lake Mead or Lake Mohave?
A. Water temperatures are updated daily. Weather and Water Temperatures

Q. Can I make reservations at a campground?
A. There are no reservations at Park Service Campgrounds. Complete Camping Info

Q. Where can I go hiking?
A. There are few established hiking trails but many places to hike. Hiking

Q. Where can I rent a houseboat?
A. Several concessioners rent houseboats, as well as other types of water craft. Marinas

Q. Where can I buy an annual pass?
A. Daily and annual passes can be purchased at the entrance stations. Annual passes may also be purchased by mail.Fee Schedule

Q. How much are Lake Use Fees?
A. Lake use fees for one vessel for 1 to 7 days is $16.00. More complete information can be found on the Fee Schedule

Did You Know?

A Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together in bachelor groups until the summer breeding season.