Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers.
Rent your own deck cruiser at the Marina and enjoy the day fishing and exploring the Black Canyon south of Hoover Dam. Relax in nearby natural hot springs. Fish for largemouth bass, striped bass (Stripers), rainbow trout, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill.
Rent a personal watercraft or ski boat at nearby Callville Bay Marina. Fish, explore, or hike in the numerous canyons and trails in the area - after all, Lake Mead is 110 miles long and has more than 500 miles of shoreline!
This is a unique day trip aboard a motor-assisted raft which allows the visitor to leisurely enjoy and share in the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River.
Located just minutes east of Lake Mead RV Village, Hoover Dam is one of the engineering wonders of the modern world. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tours daily.
For Tour Reservations, please call (702) 494-2517.
Tours daily. Exhibits cover the prehistoric times through the mining, pioneer, gaming, and World War II history of Southern Nevada. Visitors view dioramas, pueblos, Native American collections, and a walk-in mine.
For more information, please call (702) 455-7955.
Nevada's oldest and largest state park, just 6 miles from Lake Mead, derives its name from the red sandstone formations found within. See petrified wood, 3,000 year-old petroglyphs, and a Visitor Center with many interpretive displays.
For more information, please call (702) 397-2088.
Nearly 200,000 acres of pristine Mojave Desert just 10 miles west of Las Vegas, this NCA provides more than 30 miles of hiking trails and boasts a 13-mile scenic drive.
For more information, please call (702) 875-4141.
Just south of Overton, Nevada, this region was once the westernmost outpost of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore this fascinating museum and gift store and view one of the world's largest collection of early Southwest Pueblo Indian artifacts.
For more information, please call (702) 397-2193
Railroad Tunnel Trail is a small spur of the 30-mile long River Mountains trail system. Mountain bikers love Bootleg Canyon (west of the tunnel and accessible in Boulder City) - a "dream" trail within a protected Big Horn Sheep area offering views of the lake, valleys, and peaks. Hiking is flat and easy.
For more information, please call the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at (702) 293-8990.
"Get Outdoors, It's Yours!" is a national campaign focused on getting America's youth outside and engaging with Nature. The goal of this initiative is to encourage children and their families to spend more time outdoors.
The National Park Service site provides fun activities and information about Web Rangers, Junior Rangers (RangerZONE), and Park Fun. Click on the link below to get to know the NPS Web Ranger site and the exciting activities offered for kids of all ages.
The National Park Service Junior Ranger Programs are designed to provide an environment where participants can interact with the park and explore at their own pace. Click the link below to search the list of parks that are offering the Junior Ranger Program and get ready to earn your Junior Ranger Badge, Patch or Certificate!Visit the NPS RangerZONE site
Click the link below to learn about interesting facts, exciting programs and fun things to do at our National Parks.