The Bureau of Reclamation started conducting tours through the Hoover Dam and Power Plant in 1937. More than 60 years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam.
Rent your own pontoons and fish skiffs 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.
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. Three of America’s four desert ecosystems–the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts–meet in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Experience a change of pace in Historic Boulder City, “The city that built Hoover Dam.” Tucked away between the glitter of Las Vegas and the awesome wonder of Hoover Dam, you’ll find Boulder City; an unexpected oasis of cool grass, shade trees and open, friendly people. Experience a change of pace in Historic Boulder City, “The city that built Hoover Dam.” Tucked away between the glitter of Las Vegas and the awesome wonder of Hoover Dam, you’ll find Boulder City; an unexpected oasis of cool grass, shade trees and open, friendly people.
Trying to describe Las Vegas in a few hundred words is a formidable task. Should the focus be on the city’s mystic qualities – the dazzling lights and glittering resorts where more than 35 million pleasure-seeking tourists wager millions of dollars every year? Or should one look beyond the myth, at a southwestern metropolitan area that is home to 1.4 million people – a place with schools, parks, grocery stores, and quiet neighborhoods populated by people from every state in the union?
Looking for a Map in the Lake Mead National Recreational Area? You’ll find maps for the entire Recreational Area, the Backcountry, Boaters, Campgrounds and more.
Fishing is a favorite pastime here at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. With more than 290 square miles of water surface, you can be sure to find a favorite spot to catch the big one. Popular fish include rainbow trout, catfish, sunfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, smallmouth bass and crappie.