Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Type: Outdoor Activities, Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Located four miles southeast of Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Park Area provides relaxation and fun year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it's twice the size of Rhode Island and is...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Visitor Center: Wed-Sun 9am-4:30pm
  • Recreation Area: Daily Open 24 Hours
  • Some Beaches and Other Areas: Daily Sunrise-Sunset

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Entrance Fees
    Entry Per Vehicle
    Individual $5
    Lake Use Fee for Vessels $16

  • Parks: "A favorite local activity at any of the Lake Mead marinas is feeding the fish. Bring your own popcorn or buy some at the marina store, then toss some popcorn in the water to watch the very well-fed fish at Lake Mead (mostly carp) go a little crazy."
  • Best for Parks Because: Lake Mead National Recreation Area provides an abundance of outdoor activities, including boating, hiking, fishing and camping.

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