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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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NV 89005
+1 702-293-8906
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US$ 250.64*
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ATV Tour of Lake Mead and Colorado River from Las Vegas
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US$ 412.30*
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Shooting and ATV Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Flight
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Exotic Driving Experience at Lake Mead
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A year-round recreational area for boaters, swimmers, fishermen, hikers, photographers, campers, and sightseers. Lake Mead is a huge reservoir impounded by the Hoover Dam. Approximately 30 miles from Las Vegas. Entrance fees charged.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
NV 89005
+1 702-293-8906
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spend the $20 bucks just to drive around the lake. Drive back to Las Vegas after the sun has set via Lake Mead Blvd. As soon as you see the lights pull off to the side of the road and check out the amazing lights...More

Thank LovingLaughlin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in the fall in the late afternoon. It was hot. We drove to the marina and walked out. I could not believe all the fish, carp I think, that would literally jump out of the water to grab whatever scraps you sent them....More

Thank frequent1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place with the family members and it was worth it. The wonderful camping area. The beautiful view of the lake and shore. The lake is clean . The flora around the entrace is colorful and there is various activities in the area. If...More

Thank Marviech
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your an outdoorsy person or a history buff this is a must see. My husband and I went to the visitors center and got a trail map of the area. We walked through the cactus gardens on the visitor's center property then set off...More

Thank Katherine I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the visitors' center and dropped at scenic points for photo ops. It was nice enough that we'll go back when we have more time to spare, and will bring the dogs with us!

Thank swpr0f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way, We drove to Las Vegas from Phoebix, Scottsdale, and Sedona, we stopped by the Hoover Dam and we were lined up to enter the fate, and discovered this Lake Overview on Left, and decided to stop by on our way back when...More

Thank Jwebuser
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We have visited this area several times and always enjoy our time here. We visited the dam of course, the visitor center and took a drive up Lakeshore dr.. The scenery is always nice, the rangers at the visitor center are always very helpful and...More

Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I live in Las Vegas. Born and raised and lake mead is my happy place. I grew up boating here. And every birthday and anniversary w my husband I borrow my dads boat and jet skis and we celebrate here. If you have a boat...More

Thank TiffanyHytDavis
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough about the beautiful area that is lake mead! We saw a ton of wildlife and old trails but the best part to me was the overlook of lake mead. It will literally take your breath away!!

Thank Misty W
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful park! Beautiful scenery. Incredibly clean. Boating, swimming, hiking, camping, ice, cabins, store, and even gas pumps and a boat repair shop onsite. However, it was a little more expensive than other parks. I think it was about $20/car but I felt it was worth...More

Thank JV041115
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Stephy S
25 June 2017|
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Response from michaellW3051TW | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think we rented from the Las Vegas Lake Marina. About $90 an hour and it holds two people. Discounts the longer you take it. They have new blue units but they have limited cargo space and are harder to handle then... More
11 June 2017|
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Response from mowshe | Reviewed this property |
I was there mid summer and we survived
Don M
20 September 2016|
Response from rollngstone | Reviewed this property |
Hi Don --- Tripadvisor will not let me include a website link ---- google "Redstone Dunes Hike". NPS has a Plan Your Visit pdf for Redstone. TS