Frequent Recreation Activities

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As the fifth most visited unit of the National Park System, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the premier inland water recreation area in the west. It attracts visitors from around the world. Lake Mead NRA provides 290 square miles of water on which to boat, fish, swim, ski, sail and sun; however, nearly 87 percent of the 1.5-million-acre park is land, containing a wealth of natural and cultural resources just waiting to be explored. Recreation activities vary dependent upon weather conditions. During the summer months, when daytime temperatures surpass 100° F (37° C), visitors flock to the waters. In the winter, when temperatures and lake waters cool, visitors explore the rugged mountains, desert washes, sheer cliffs and area wildlife.

Boating

Camping

Fishing

Scuba Diving

Swimming

Horseback Riding

Hiking

Photography

Cycling

Watching Wildlife

Scenic Driving

Backcountry Exploration

Picnics

Wilderness Exploration

 
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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

Phone:

(702) 293-8990

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