Basic Information for Visitors to Lake Mead

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

By car you can drive to one of the park's many entrances. The four main entrances to Lake Mead are the north entrance near the town of Overton, Lake Mead Boulevard entrance, Lake Mead Parkway entrance and Boulder Harbor entrance. For the southern sections of the park, near Lake Mohave, there is the Willow Beach entrance, Katherine Landing entrance and Cottonwood Cove entrance station.

Operating Hours

We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Spring (April, May and June): Daytime highs 80 F. to 98 F. Nightime lows 50 F. to 66 F. Summer* (July, August and September): Daytime highs 89 F. to 103 (It can get up to 117 F.) Fall (October, November and December): Daytime highs 59 F. to 83 F. Nightime lows 32 F. to 50 F. Winter (January, February and March) Daytime highs 57 F. to 69 F. Nighttime lows 30 F. to 40 F. *Summer can be a dangerous time due to excessive heat. Some trails are closed for public safety.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - Vehicle - 1 to 7 days - $20.00

Per vehicle. Covers all passengers.

Entrance Fee - Vessel - 1 to 7 Days - $16.00

Per vessel.

Entrance Fee - Individual - 1 to 7 Days - $10.00

Hikers, bicycles, etc.

Entrance Fee - Motorcycle - $15.00

Entrance fee for motorcycles

Entrance Passes:

Entrance Pass - Vehicle or Motorcycle - Yearly Pass - $40.00

Covers all passengers.

Entrance Pass - Vessel - Yearly Pass - $50.00

Per vessel.

Entrance Pass - Individual - Yearly Pass - $40.00

Hikers, bikers, etc.

Lake Mead Visitor Center

The Alan Bible Visitor Center, built in 1966 has been brought into the 21st century while preserving its historic elements. Improvements include bringing its many systems up to code, improving accessibility throughout the building and making it more climate friendly by conserving and producing energy. Our Visitor Center volunteers can answer all your park questions and they have a wealth of knowledge about the park, it's history, and things to do.

Last updated: March 28, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


(702) 293-8990

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