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Tour Lake Mead N.R.A.
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Tour Lake Mohave Lake Mohave, located below Hoover Dam, is also an excellent Fishing destination. Plentiful bass, catfish and bluegill are found in both Lake Mead and Mohave. The best prize is trophy bass that can be upwards of 50 pounds. Many opportunities available for river exursions and adventure.

Region Overview

Largest man made lake in the US (247 sq mi) imbounded by the Hoover Dam (completed 1936) on the Colorado River and covering parts of Nevada and Arizona. Chief feature of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area this lake has 550 miles of shoreline and is upto 589 ft deep.

Excellent Fishing destination. Plentiful bass, catfish and bluegill are found in both Lake Mead and Mohave.

Lake Mead Recreational Centers:

See the special sections for Boating, Camping, and Watersports in The Greater Las Vegas Area. See also Scenic Tours of Southern Nevada.

Lake Mead Superintendent 702-293-8906
601 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
Visitor Center - Exhibits Only: Admission $4-Adult/ $2-Child (Ages 6-16)
Regular Tour: $8-Adult / $7-Senior / $2-Child (Ages 6-16)
Hard Hat Tour: $25-Adult; Call (702) 294-3523 for more info

Major man-made wonder located where state route 93 crosses the Colorado River. Started 1931 in the Black Canyon and completed in 1936 and stands 726 heet high making it one the the tallest concrete dams ever built. Impounds Lake Mead - one of the largest man-made lakes in the U.S. in terms of water volume.

The Hoover Dam Visitor Center (702-294-3523) provides 40-minute multi- media tours. The Hard Hat Tour takes you thru the inner workings of the dam.

Local Events

Desert Princess - two hour daily paddlewheeler excursions across the lake. Departs from the Lake Mead Ferry Terminal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner cruises also available. Daily 10-5. Dinner cruises sun-thurs at 6:30; Fri-Sat at 7:30. Fares vary. 702-293-6180.

Las Vegas Triathlon [SEPT]
Spring Course / Olympic Course / Half Ironman Course featured annually since 1999;
Start with swim in Lake Mead's Boulder Beach followed by scenic bike and running course along the westshore of the lake.

Six Tunnels Half Marathon - Lake Mead NV [MAR]
Try something really different. Run is on old railroad track long since removed and now part of the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We run right above Lake Mead for entire event where the runner passes through six (6) tunnels on this course in each direction.

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