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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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NV 89005
+1 702-293-8906
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US$ 250.99*
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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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US$ 518.99*
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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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  • 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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stummbled across this on our way to Hoover dam. Payed $20 to get in but it was worth it! So beatiful! Lots of places to stop and take in the mountains and the lake! What you waiting for get there now!

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Scenic area. Very pretty place to visit. About 30 minutes from Las Vegas. Must see if in the area.

Thank Quesha116
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful. The lake, mountain ranges and the desert landscape are all spectacular. It a great place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. It definitely is an awesome place to take landscape photos. This also would be a great place for...More

Thank Chucknteojamul
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We've been coming here for years and even tho the motel & marina are shuttered, the campgrounds are awesome. Upper & Lower for dry camping are spectacular with clean ablutions and great sites (all sizes, lots with great shade and views) and the full hookup...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My colleague and I had a free day during our recent visit for a trade show in Vegas and went for a drive to Lake Mead. It is worth the visit to see the scenery and just to appreciate how large it is although much...More

Thank PJH67
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Lake Meade is one of the most scenic lakes in the US. It is hard to imagine how large it would be when it is full when looking at it now. Lakeshore Drive which is the first road on the right after leaving Hoover Dam...More

Thank harryatkck
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The Harbor House Cafe & Lounge
39 reviews
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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