Lake Mead

Mountains dotted with red sandstone in body of water, cloudy sky

Discover Lake Mead

Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir, was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam. With more than 750 miles of shoreline, you can enjoy a day at the beach, take a boat out and disappear for hours or nestle into a cove to try to catch a big one.

ranger pointing at lake from visitor center area
VIsitor Center

Start your day at the Lake Mead Visitor Center where rangers will help you plan your adventure.

Aerial view of Las Vegas Boat Harbor
Hemenway Harbor

From here, you can launch your own boat, rent one for the day or just a few hours or take a cruise to the Hoover Dam.

blue pop-up tent at Boulder Beach
Boulder Beach

Located just minutes from Las Vegas, Boulder Beach stretches more than a mile along the shoreline of the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead.

boats launching at Boulder Harbor
Boulder Harbor

Due to low water conditions at Lake Mead, the Boulder Harbor boat ramp is closed.

camp site at Las Vegas Bay Campground
Las Vegas Bay

The perfect mix between frontcountry and backcountry. Just minutes from amenities, but secluded enough to enjoy a campout under the stars.

aerial view of Callville Bay Marina
Callville Bay

Bring your own paddle craft, or rent personal watercraft, ski boats, pontoons and even houseboats. The boat ramp is closed.

Echo Bay
Echo Bay

Camp and spend your days fishing from the shore. Or, bring your own paddle craft and explore. Boat launch ramp is closed.

view of Temple Bar Marina
Temple Bar

Bring your paddle craft or rent a boat to explore the water. Enjoy the dark night skies by staying in a cabin, the hotel, or campground.

South Cove
South Cove

Where the Colorado River exits the Grand Canyon and starts to form Lake Mead. Dirt boat launch requires 4wd and is at your own risk.

Last updated: May 6, 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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