Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead 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.

Entrance Fees

PER VEHICLE
PER MOTORCYCLE
PER PERSON
$25
$20
$15

Vehicles include RV's and vehicle towed by RV. If arriving with a tour or bus/public transportation you will pay per-person fee.

Save money on entrance fees with an annual pass.
Covers entrance fees for you and your passengers or up to 4 adults (age 16+) at per-person sites.

Resources for your trip

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America the Beautiful National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Night Sky a Guide to Our Galaxy

National Geographic:

Secrets of the
National Parks

National Geographic:
Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways

Getting There

By car you can drive to one of the park's many entrances. The four main entrances to Lake Mead are the north entrance near the town of Overton, Lake Mead Boulevard entrance, Lake Mead Parkway entrance and Boulder Harbor entrance. For the southern sections of the park, near Lake Mohave, there is the Willow Beach entrance, Katherine Landing entrance and Cottonwood Cove entrance station.

 
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