America's Most Diverse National Recreation Area

Boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America’s most diverse national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, or find solitude in one of the park's nine wilderness areas.

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There is one national park just minutes from Las Vegas that has Joshua trees, slot canyons and night skies illuminated by the Milky Way. One national park where the rocks are as red as fire and the mountains are purple majesties. Take a look.

Boating image along black canyon


Discover the many marinas and coves at Lake Mead NRA

Image of redrock picnic area at Lake Mead

Places to Go

Find destinations to visit at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

campground photo from Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Wireless Internet

Enjoy Wi-Fi in park campgrounds.

2 hikers enter a cone of light cast by the large opening of a tunnel on the Historic Railroad Trail.

Historic Railroad Trail

Take a virtual hike along one of Lake Mead's most popular trails. The history is as exciting as the recreational opportunities.

boat receives hot water wash to remove quagga mussels

Invasive Species

Your actions matter. Clean. Drain. Dry.

Marinas for boating and other water activity


Visit one of our marinas at Lake Mead NRA.

Directions & Transportation

Directions & Transportation

Directions & Transportation, Maps

Black canyon photo

Black Canyon

The scenic Colorado River flowing through Lake Mead NRA

Lodging at Lake Mead photo


There are several lodging locations at Lake Mead NRA

Fishing information


With more than 290 square miles of water surface, you can be sure to find a favorite spot to catch the big one.

Last updated: April 19, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


(702) 293-8990

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