At Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir, you will find pastimes such as boating, camping, and fishing with spectacular views of massive canyon and cliff formations.
Lake Mead is located just outside the city of Las Vegas, Nevada and was created back in the 1930s when the Hoover Dam was built in the Colorado River. At 112 miles long and with 759 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead is considered the largest reservoir in the United States of America. A portion of Lake Mead also runs into the state of Arizona. You are able to boat, fish, kayak, and swim in Lake Mead-all while having fantastic views of the surrounding Black Mountains along the shore. There is also a fair selection of hiking trails in the area you can embark on that are all easy to moderate in their difficulty.
There are seven boat ramps that give you access to Lake Mead. You can get an awesome view of the immense Hoover Dam when you take a boat trip out onto the lake. Water sports such as water skiing and fishing are very popular among visitors of Lake Mead. Fish such as Rainbow Trout, Striped Bass, and catfish can all be found in the vast waters here. Along the many miles of shore encircling Lake Mead you can locate many sandy beach-like spots to post up and have a fun day under the blazing hot desert sun. Unfortunately, due to severe droughts, Lake Mead has actually not been at full capacity since 1983. On the bright side, restoration projects have helped alleviate the lowering water levels in recent years.