LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Hoover Dam Lake Mead
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) follows the Colorado River from the western boundary of the Grand Canyon to just north of the city of Laughlin, NV. Between its two reservoirs, Lake Mead & Lake Mohave, there are 300 square miles of water & over 1000 miles of shoreline in the NRA. With many people flocking to the water to escape the summer heat, Hoover Dam is still the star attraction. At 726 ft high & 1244 ft in length, this engineering marvel is a must see. Lake Mead NRA is more than just a lake. The water only covers 13% of the park, leaving over a million acres of desert landscape to explore.
Emerald Cave Black Canyon
Fun Park Facts - Lake Mead has the ability to store over 26 million acre-ft of water, making it the largest reservoir in the US. Established in 1936, the Lake Mead NRA (originally called Boulder Dam RA) covers 1.5 million acres. It receives 8 million visitors a year.

Fees - Vehicle/motorcycle 1-7 days $10, yearly $30
Vessel 1-7 days $16, yearly $30
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80

Sunset over Lake Mead
Camping - Boulder Beach has 154 sites, Callville Bay has 80 sites, Echo Bay has 166 sites, Las Vegas Bay has 89 sites, Temple Bar has 153 sites, Cottonwood Cove has 145 sites & Katherine's Landing has 173 sites.
Campgrounds amenities include restrooms, running water, dump stations, grills, picnic tables and shade. Tent camping is first come, first served. Fees & RV info can be found here. Backcountry camping, accessible by boat along the shoreline, is permitted anywhere outside of developed areas unless marked NO CAMPING.