Fifty Things To Do At Lake Mead

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On the Water
1. Boat to secluded coves on lakes Mead and Mohave.

2. Scuba dive at Kingman Wash

3. Fish the peaceful Overton Arm

4. Take a cruise to the Hoover Dam

5. Raft or kayak through the Black Canyon
6. Spend a week on a houseboat

7. Wade in the shorelines at Boulder Beach or Cottonwood Cove

8. Dine lakeside at the marinas

9. Bird watch from a sailboat or paddleboard

10. Take a boat to Sandy Point and spend a night on the beach

Recreation on the Land
1. Hike the park's nine wilderness areas

2. Photograph bald eagles and desert bighorn sheep

3. Camp along the shoreline or in a developed campground

4. Cycle River Mountains Loop Trail
(offsite link)

5. Hunt waterfowl and wild game
6. Picnic at Redstone

7. Rock climb in the backcountry

8. Take a dip in Rogers Spring

9. Take a short hike near Katharine Landing

10. Enjoy the starry, starry night


By Car
1. Visit the Lake Mead Visitor Center

2. Travel scenic Northshore Road

3. Cruise along Lakeshore Road

4. Drive across the Mike O'Callaghan — Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Offsite link)

5. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic overlook
6. Four-wheel drive down Boathouse Cove Road

7. Drive Six-mile Cove Road and picnic at the water's edge

8. Watch the moon rise while parked at Boulder Harbor

9. View the entire Boulder Basin from Lake Mead Overlook

10. Respect a tribal spiritual area as you drive along Christmas Tree Pass


By Foot
1. Walk through tunnels at Historic Railroad Trail

2. Experience the birthplace of the Yuman tribe at Spirit Mountain

3. Search for owl pellets in Owl Canyon

4. Discover the Bowl of Fire

5. Wander along Redstone Trail
6. Study historic St. Thomas

7. Run a marathon along the River Mountains Loop Trail

8. Hike to the Arizona Hot Spring on White Rock Canyon or Hot Spring trails

9. Take a selfie at Liberty Bell Arch

10. Travel down a portion of the Old Spanish Trail


Last updated: November 6, 2018

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