• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Designated Wilderness Areas

A Cholla in the Nellis Wash Wilderness
A Cholla in the Nellis Wash Wilderness
 
Nature and Science

Scene of Lake Mead

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) provides spectacular scenic vistas of Lake Mead and rugged and isolated backcountry. Striking and dramatic physical features include deep canyons, dry washes, sheer cliffs, distant mountain ranges, the lakes, colorful soils and rock formations and mosaics of different vegetation.

Did You Know?

Joshua Trees

Joshua trees are the largest of the yuccas, growing to 35 feet tall. They are among the oldest plants in the desert; some over 1,000 years old.