"Not Quite Off the Beaten Path!" Hoover Dam/Lake Mead Tip by RAINBOWWINGS

Hoover Dam/Lake Mead, Las Vegas: 71 reviews and 101 photos

  Lake Mead Marina
  • Lake Mead Marina - Las Vegas
      Lake Mead Marina
  • Hoover Dam - Las Vegas
      Hoover Dam
  • From top to bottom! - Las Vegas
      From top to bottom!
  • An oasis of calm - Las Vegas
      An oasis of calm
  • Feed the fish - Las Vegas
      Feed the fish

This day trip is certainly NOT undiscovered but it really is worth the effort. About an hours drive from Las Vegas is the beautiful area of Lake Mead a shimmering oasis in the middle of desert. This huge lake with its yacht marina is quite a surprise after driving thru dry arid countryside. Theres a large carpark and a walk over the wooden pier out to the restaurant/shop area where you can feed hundreds of big fish jumping and clammering for the morsels of bread etc that tourists throw to them. Lots of water sports here and boats for hire. We went in June and it was HOT...probably 110F! When you leave Lake Mead drive onto to the Hoover Dam, again well worth the visit but dont get too near the edge if you havent a head for heights!! Theres a tour which takes you down to the bottom of the dam to see the turbines etc and the information is really interesting...like enough concrete was used to make the dam wall as would build a road from San Francisco to New York!!

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  • Written Mar 29, 2006
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