Discover Lakes Mead & Mohave
With lakes Mead and Mohave as the central focus, visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area may enjoy a variety of water recreation activities in a rugged and picturesque setting. Lakes Mead and Mohave offer some of the country's best sport fishing. Boating and water skiing are favorite activities on the broad expanses of open water, along with kayaking and canoeing.
There are shaded picnic areas with tables, water, fire grills and restrooms are located throughout the area.
Several paved roads wind through the dramatic desert scenery of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Towering stark mountains, plateaus, desert basins of cacti and creosote bush, and vertical-walled canyons are some of the sights motorists can discover. Short desert hikes lead to places you will never see from a boat or car.
A network of backcountry roads has been developed to provide access to the lakeshore and other areas of interest in the backcountry.
Bicyclists are welcome to ride at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on park roads, on routes designated for bicycle use.
Boating on lakes Mead and Mohave is one of the more popular activities here.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area's campgrounds offer restrooms, running water, dump stations, grills, picnic tables and shade.
Canoeing & Kayaking
There are many hidden coves to discover by canoe or kayak on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.
Fishing is a favorite pastime here at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Explore this diverse ecosystem on foot, traveling across open expanses of rock formations that contain all the colors of the rainbow.
There are many trails and marked backcountry roads perfect for horseback riding.
The park preserves the recreational potential of the area, which includes the traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping.
The spectacular rugged scenery surrounding Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are perfect for scenic photography.
You can see panoramic views of blue Lake Mead set against a background of colorful rugged mountains.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is often highlighted as one of the top freshwater lakes in the
Last updated: May 17, 2023