Recreate in Spectacular Scenery!

Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, photography, picnicking and sightseeing. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive where rain is scarce and temperatures can soar.


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Historic Railroad Trail now a National Trail

Travel through history on the newest national trail, the Historic Railroad Trail.

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Cooper the Lake Mead Bark Ranger

Become a Jr. Ranger!

Join Cooper the Bark Ranger and become a Jr. Ranger at Lake Mead NRA. Fun activities, learning tools, and more!

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Quagga Mussels attached to boat propeller

Quagga Mussels

The spread of quagga mussels to Lake Mead and Lake Mohave will potentially cost millions of dollars in damage to boats and facilities.

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PWC operator on Lake Mead

Two-Stroke Vessel Restrictions

After December 31, 2012, no one may operate a personal watercraft (PWC) that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA.

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Learning to fish at Lake Mead


Whether you choose to fish from the shore or from a boat, lakes Mead and Mohave offer over 300 square miles of unlimited possibilities.

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