• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • I-15 REOPENED, LAKE MEAD ENTRANCE FEES TO RESUME SUNDAY

    The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »

  • 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 »

  • Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage

    Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »

The Story of Lake Mead Lodge

The Lake Mead Lodge, originally known as Hualapai Lodge, was located on the western shore (map) of Lake Mead. It was built in the 1930s in response to the need for overnight lodging for recreationalists in this area. Its story, including eventual demolition follows. more

 
Lake Mead Lodge Postcard
Postcard of Lake Mead Lodge, ca. 1950. Courtesy of Boulder City Historical Society.
 
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Sunset in a Wilderness Area

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