Fodor's Expert Review Lake Mead

Lake Mead Body Of Water/Waterfall

People come to Lake Mead primarily for boating and fishing. Adjacent marinas offer watercraft rentals, restaurants, and paddle-wheeler cruises; the turn-off for them is just past the entry gate. A few cultivated areas allow for swimming but they are not designated swim beaches, so no lifeguards are on duty. In fact, the National Park Service highly recommends wearing life jackets, as high winds come up fast on the lake making for potentially dangerous swimming conditions. The rocky Boulder Beach swimming area is about 2 miles past the visitor center. A fishing license is required within the states of Nevada and Arizona, so if you plan on fishing Lake Mead, get one.

Body Of Water/Waterfall Park (National/State/Provincial)

Quick Facts

10 Lakeshore Dr.
Boulder City, Nevada  89005, USA

702-293–8990

www.nps.gov/lake

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $25 per vehicle, good for 7 days; lake-use fee $16 for 1st vessel, good for 7 days. Annual pass is $45 per vehicle or $50 per vessel. Regular camping is $20 per site, per night; group camping (12–30 people) is $80 per site, per night

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