Photography - Lake Mead National Recreational Area

Person looking through camera, wildflowers in background

NPS Photo - Andrew Cattoir

The spectacular rugged scenery at Lake Mead NRA is perfect for scenic photography. The best time to shoot is in early morning or early evening when the shadows and contrasts are more pronounced. The winter skies, spring flowers, summer recreation and fall clarity make for year-round photographic opportunities. Remember to always lock up your equipment out of sight in your vehicle. In the summertime, cars and trunks can get too hot for equipment to be stored for very long.

Still Photography & Film Permits

Lake Mead NRA requires permits for professional photography and filming (Personal photography does not require a permit).

Film and Photography Permit Page


Last updated: December 5, 2019

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