Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to many questions visitors ask about Lake Mead National Recreation Area can be found on this website.

Q. What is the water temperature at Lake Mead or Lake Mohave?
A. Water temperatures are updated daily. Weather and Water Temperatures

Q. Can I make reservations at a campground?
A. Yes. Most of our campgrounds you can reserve online via the website. Others you need to call, especially our RV sites. Refer to the Camping Information page for how to reserve a site at one of our campgrounds.

Q. Where can I go hiking?
A. There are few established hiking trails but many places to hike. Hiking

Q. Where can I rent a houseboat?
A. Several concessioners rent houseboats, as well as other types of watercraft.

Q. Where can I buy an annual pass?
A. Daily and annual passes can be purchased at the entrance stations. Annual passes may also be purchased by mail.Fee Schedule

Q. How much are Lake Use Fees?
A. Lake use fees for one vessel for 1 to 7 days is $16.00. More complete information can be found on the Fee Schedule

Q. Can I drive off-road with my off-road vehicle?
A. Federal regulations prohibit motor vehicles except on park roads and parking areas. Vehicles are permitted only on approved roads and only when they are properly licensed for street use. The recreation area is not open to off-road travel of any kind.

Last updated: February 5, 2024

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


702 293-8990
Call 911 For All Emergencies (24 hours). Call 988 for Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24 Hours). Call 702-293-8990 for Visitor and Recreation Information (Visitor Center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 days a week, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day). Call 702-293-8906 for Park Business and Administration (Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Contact Us