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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

NV 89005
+1 702-293-8906
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US$ 109.99*
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Lake Mead Dinner Cruise
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US$ 250.99*
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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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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
NV 89005
+1 702-293-8906
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful natural park. Breathtaking scenery and the closer you get to the shore piles of trash - broken glass, bottles, cans, diapers, you name it. I was shocked as the lakes in Michigan are prized and kept pretty clean. I didn't take photos of...More

1  Thank Nina V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drived into this area on our way to the Valley of Fire State Park and Hurricane. With the Nationl Park Annual Pass, we can drive through for free, and it is quite pleasant to enjoy the peaceful and gorgeous lake view when driving.

1  Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not plan on this but GPS took us thru Lake Mead Recreation Area on our way to Hoover Dam. It was a gorgeous short cut! We had to buy a week pass ($20) but used it 2 more times that week. Our 2nd...More

Thank reardonmelissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know when you go on any type of vacation there's got to be one age group that gets cranky. Well lake Mead quells that issue. Even your cranky teenager will say " cool this is really nice" so on your way to the #grandcanyon...More

Thank mowshe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to Lake Mead prior to the bathtub ring but it's still a wonderful lake. By mid June the water is so warm and continues to get warmer every day throughout the Summer. There are great coves to take the boat in and...More

Thank anywherebutvegas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a 107 degrees Fahrenheit we needed a place to cool off. Had to pay $20 for a 7 days pass witch was fine, but for that fee we expected a small path or something that would take us from the shore into the water...More

Thank ole_tommerup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rented a 75' houseboat with a small boat for cruising. Listened to the experienced staff for a good cove for pulling up the boat. It was very hot but the beauty of the lake is awe inspiring. We stayed 3 nights which was just perfect....More

Thank Kara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I toured this on a bus tour. It was all part of the Hoover Dam Bus Tour. We made several stops such as overlooking the lake from numerous places around the National Recreation area. It was beautiful from all angles. One of the areas we...More

Thank dcetraveling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was leary about using one of my Vegas trip days to visit a "lake" HOWEVER I absolutely loved Lake Mead. It was a very busy Saturday when we went so the boats were all rented however the great staff at the shop rented us...More

1  Thank Jewelz1976
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Vegas and decided to bring the kids there for a day. We switched hotels to be closure,that is how much we liked it. We rented wave runners the first day and say the Hoover Dan from the waterside, then found a cove...More

Thank michaellW3051TW
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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