Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Overview

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in southern Nevada and western Arizona along the Colorado River and Lake Mead, which is the reservoir created along the Colorado River by the Hoover Dam. It also included the smaller Lake Mojave which is created by the Davis Dam. It was the first National Recreation Area to be created by an act of Congress in 1964. It is one of four National Park Service Sites in Nevada and one of twenty-two National Park Service Sites in Arizona.

The primary recreation activity for the site is water sports, as it is one of the few lakes of any size to be found in either Nevada or Arizona. There are 6 boat landings located on Lake Mead and one on Lake Mojave. There are also campgrounds available in the recreation area which you need to register for to use.

The entire area

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