America's First National Recreation Area

Experience outdoor thrills amongst striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters. Hike, swim, boat, cycle, camp, fish, volunteer, and learn! This year-round national park spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. Just a stone's throw from the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, this extraordinary playground beckons with a symphony of possibilities.

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Summer at Lake Mead

Summer is here and there is no better place to cool off from the summer heat than Lake Mead National Recreation Area!

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Things to Do

The Colorado River cuts through the heart of the Black Canyon, where caves, coves, hot springs, wilderness, and solitude are aplenty.

Basic Information about Lake Mead
Current Conditions

Check our alerts and conditions page to learn about closures, weather, and launch ramp conditions before visiting.

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Drive Like a Tortoise

What does it mean to Drive Like a Tortoise? It means being cautious, alert, and patient behind the wheel. Safety is our #1 priority.

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Looking for campgrounds? With over 900 camping and RV sites, there is a variety of desert and lakeside views.

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Download the App

Download the official NPS App to get trip planning information for your visit to Lake Mead NRA and other National Park Service sites.

Last updated: May 22, 2024

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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).

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