Wilderness has long been a part of our nation’s heritage. People journey to the wilderness to climb to distant vistas, canoe to out-of-the-way areas of the lake, hike to secluded desert valleys, take memorable pictures, or camp out at night to stargaze. Whether you are looking for a self-reliant challenge, a new place to explore, or a chance to seek a refuge from our fast-paced, developed society, wilderness is a place to reconnect with oneself and with the land. Remember, as you explore Lake Mead National Recreation Area keep these wild places beautiful for present as well as future visitors to enjoy.
Wilderness of Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Did You Know?
Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.