• 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 »

Picnics

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There are shaded picnic areas located throughout the park. Please be sure to clean up all of your litter and keep our park clean. Picnicking is also welcome on all the beaches but you may want to bring your own shade.
 


 
Popular Picnic Locations Lake Mead Popular Picnic Locations Lake Mohave
Redstone
Roger’s Spring
Blue Point Spring
Echo Bay
Callville Bay
Las Vegas Bay
Boulder Beach
Temple Bar
South Cove
Willow Beach
Cottonwood Cove
Princess Cove
South Arizona Telephone Cove
Katherine Landing

 

Plan your visit by starting on our Visitor Services Page. Here you will find useful links to everything from where to rent kayaks to boat repair and other services offered by permittees in the park.

Did You Know?

Boating out of St Thomas

The pioneer town of St. Thomas, Nevada was flooded by the rising waters of Lake Mead in 1938. The 400 inhabitants had to find homes elsewhere. More...