Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

4.4
#9 of 58 in Wildlife in Nevada
Get in touch with nature at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which boasts a huge lake and lots of exciting activities. The area offers some of the country's best sport fishing, so take your boat out on the water and fish for bass, crappies, and rainbow trout. Swimmers and sunbathers will find the lakeshore peaceful, and there's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy some seclusion. Despite the region's barren environment, the mountains make for gorgeous views and lots of wildlife roams the area. Plan to visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area during your Nevada vacation using our convenient Nevada trip itinerary planning website .
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  • I traveled here with my girlfriend and another couple. We first stopped at the visitor center to see what was there. They had the typical souvenirs and a small exhibit. They were also showing a short ...  more »
  • Wish I could give no stars. We called first thing this morning they had a boat available. We have the lady our information said we be an hour away she said no problem we’ll have something available. C...  more »
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  • Fabulous hike. We went through flattish desert, then into a wonderful bowl of interesting rock formations and colors. The colors! Wow. There are lots of hikes here. Some parts of the park look like nothing has ever or could ever grow, depressingly stony and ugly. Then there are areas like the hike we did that are breathtaking. It's well worth traveling through and exploring.
  • Took a cruise to the dam & back. Beautiful place, boat wasn't crowded. The trip is narrated and interesting but kinda loud and constant. First floor is accessible for wheelchairs but upper levels are not and if you want open air you have to climb 2 steep flights of stairs. Lemonade was excellent....all beverages & such are on second floor, so challenging for those with limited mobility. I would do it again.
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