Discover the Visitor Center
Before you start your adventure, stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center. Whether you have one hour or one week, rangers and volunteers will help you plan an unforgettable trip. In addition to grabbing maps and brochures, you can get your National Park passport stamp or become a junior ranger.
Stop inside the exhibit room to view a large relief map of the entire park, learn about the animals that make Lake Mead their home and watch the park's award-winning film, "Life in the Desert."
The Western National Parks Association operates the park store from within the visitor center. It's stocked with books about the park and the region; Native American arts, jewelry and crafts; posters; outerwear; postcards and maps. Purchases are tax free and support park educational programs.
Location10 Lakeshore Road
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
DirectionsFollow U.S. Highway 93. Located a few miles north of the Hoover Dam, just to the east of Boulder City, Nevada.
The visitor center is a starting point for three easy pet-friendly trails.
Take a walk around the visitor center's desert gardens and enjoy views of Lake Mead. There are few benches where you take a break under the mesquite trees to watch for wildlife.
Hike down the small hill to access the Historic Railroad Trail or River Mountains Loop Trail. Both are bicycle and stroller friendly.
The Hoover Dam is just minutes to the south along U.S. Highway 93. Nearby Boulder City has multiple dining, shopping and adventure options.
Last updated: August 7, 2021