Virtual Guidebook to Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
east of Las Vegas Nevada


Most large federal reservoirs are surrounded by a national recreation area. Though intended primarily to foster active recreation (boating and fishing) these NRA's also protect some choice pieces of federal land. Such is the case with Lake Mead, a huge area of prime low elevation desert adjacent to a major population center. Though all parts of the shoreline are easily accessible by boat, the size of the reservoir makes many areas remote in practice.


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Rogers Spring, on the north edge of Lake Mead

(March 26, 2008)


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Redstone Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

(March 26, 2008)


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Redstone Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

(March 26, 2008)


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Redstone Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

(March 26, 2008)


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Redstone Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

(March 26, 2008)


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Circle of Fire Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

(March 26, 2008)


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Circle of Fire Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

(March 26, 2008)


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33 Hole, drawdown zone on Lake Mead

(March 26, 2008)


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Callville Marina, named for a pioneer town on the Virgin River drowned by the creation of Lake Mead

(March 26, 2008)


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Las Vegas Boat Harbor, designed to retreat as Lake Mead draws down

(March 26, 2008)


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Notice the big fish, at Las Vegas Boat Harbor on Lake Mead

(March 26, 2008)


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