Lake Mead

Lake Mead is the largest artificial lake in the United States. It covers an area of 250 square miles, 10 times bigger than Manhattan.

Lake Mead was formed in the 1940s as a result of the construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest feats of engineering in the USA. Its water reserves serve Nevada and the south of California.

With currently more than 9 million annual visitors, Lake Mead has become one of the main tourist destinations in the United States. Its proximity to Las Vegas has been an influential factor in this.

What to do in Lake Mead

Scuba diving, mountain climbing, jet skiing, and horse riding are just some of the popular activities that are done on Lake Mead. Those that prefer a more relaxing day can simply enjoy the rich wildlife and nature, rent a boat, and eat at one of the many picnic areas. With almost 600 miles of coastline, the lake caters to all types of tourism.

How to get to Lake Mead

If you want to take a quick day trip to see the lake, it is best to purchase a tour from Las Vegas which will also give you the opportunity to visit the Hoover Dam. Prices start at $30.

If it is your intention to spend several days exploring the natural wilderness of the region, the ideal option is to rent your own vehicle and follow your one itinerary at your own pace.