What is Lake Mead?
As the largest reservoir in the United States, Lake Mead is definitely worth visiting on your Las Vegas vacation. The lake is formed by the Hoover Dam and sits on the Colorado River about a 40-minute drive from the Las Vegas strip. It supplies water to residents in Nevada, Arizona, and California. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area was established in 1964 and offers a variety of activities to visitors year-round.
What is there to do at Lake Mead?
Lake Mead is the perfect place to start your day in Las Vegas. The recreation area offers opportunities on the water and off the water. You can enjoy your day out on the lake boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and even scuba diving. If you would prefer to be off the water, there are opportunities for biking, hunting, hiking, picnics, walking trails, horseback riding, and much more. Lake Mead has many beautiful scenic views so it’s the perfect place for exploring the natural landscape and observing the wildlife. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, you can take a scenic drive and observe the mountains, desert basins, and canyons.
What is the best way to see Lake Mead?
If you don’t have a car to drive out to Lake Mead and aren’t interested in renting one, we can pick you up right from your Las Vegas strip hotel and take you on a scenic ATV tour of Lake Mead and the surrounding areas. This is one of the most unique and fun ways to explore Lake Mead because you’ll be riding through the recreation area on an ATV and be able to see the beautiful scenery of Lake Mead and the Colorado River. Want to go for a swim? You can jump into the Colorado River at the halfway point of our tour. Most people don’t get a tour guide for their trip to Lake Mead, but we’ll provide you with the facts of the lake and the river. Don’t worry about getting hungry along the way because we’ll even provide you with lunch. If you’re limited for time and want to see and do everything at Lake Mead and still make it back to the strip in time to enjoy the night life, a tour is the way to go. We’ll have you back at your hotel within six hours from the start of your tour so you don’t have to worry about missing the party at night! Don’t pass up the opportunity to see some of Nevada’s most outstanding nature.