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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Lake Mead seen from Highway 93

Lake Mead National Recreation Area [2] is a United States National Recreation Area the is located in southern Nevada and along the northern border of Arizona.

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Get in

By plane

Lake Mead NRA is approximately 25 miles from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Other communities bordering and near Lake Mead NRA have smaller airports.

By car

There are nine paved accesses into Lake Mead NRA.

By public transportation

There is no public transportation serving the park, although tour buses operate from many Las Vegas resorts and attractions.


Fees for individuals entering the park are $3, good for five days. Fees for vehicles (including all passengers) are $5, also good for five days. An annual pass is available for $20 that allows free entrance for one calander year, and the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is available for $80, allowing free entry to all National Park, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Reclamation areas for one year from the month purchased.

Get around

Paved roads lead to all major sites. There are many approved backcountry roads.


  • Invert Sports, 888-205-7119, [1]. 27 / 7. Luxury vacation rentals and guided watercraft tours including; boats, jet skis, waverunners, houseboats, stand up paddle boards, wakeboards, water skis, water trampolines, other water toys, water sport lessons, and private tours at all Lake Mead Marinas.


Kayak the Colorado River from Willow Beach. Nice hiking, hot springs, and camping. The river is closed to motorized boats on Sundays and Mondays, but expect to find a few motorboats ignoring this rule.

  • To Paddle the Colorado River or Lake Mead contact Desert Adventures, 1647A Nevada Highway, Boulder City, Nevada 89005 702-293-5026 [3]
  • Swim or Picknick at the Beaches





Camping is the best thing you can do.




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