• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

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.
 
_

Did You Know?

Hoover Dam In Take Towers

Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.