• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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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?

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.