Recreate in Spectacular Scenery!

Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, photography, picnicking and sightseeing. We are also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive where rain is scarce and temperatures can soar.

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Centennial 2016

Join us at Lake Mead to celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial. Photo: Andrew Cattoir

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Things to Do

Find things to do around Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Places to Go

Find destinations to visit at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

campground photo from Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Camping Lake Mead

Camping locations and information

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Lake Mead Virtual Museum

Historical artifacts and photos from the archives of Lake Mead NRA

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Historic St. Thomas

Visit a town once underwater at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Marinas for boating and other water activity


Visit one of our marinas at Lake Mead NRA.

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Historic Railroad Trail

Hike the trail that helped build Hoover Dam.

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Black Canyon

The scenic Colorado River flowing through Lake Mead NRA

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There are several lodging locations at Lake Mead NRA

Boating image along black canyon


Discover the many marinas and coves at Lake Mead NRA

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


(702) 293-8990
Visitor Center is open daily.

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