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What is over 700 feet high, 1,200 feet across, up to 660 feet thick, and a reservoir of up to 9.2 TRILLION gallons of water from the Colorado River?
The Hoover Dam in the historic Lake Mead National Recreational Area is an architectural marvel that has created an oasis for campers and water sport enthusiasts alike.
Lake Mead National Recreational Area offers many RV sites with full hookups (electric, water, and sewage) that are offered by concessioners. Some of the concession RV sites with hookups in the area include Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach, Katherine Landing, Callville Bay, Cottonwood Cove, and Temple Bar. For reservations, RV’ers are encouraged to contact the concessioners directly.
Visitors can tour the power plant and see presentations and exhibits on how the dam operates, while guided tours will take them on an exploration of the dam’s lesser-known areas. Outside of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreational Area also offers many other activities. With up to 9.2 trillion gallons of water it’s no surprise that there are an abundance of water activities to enjoy. Boating, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are just a few of the activities to enjoy at the oasis of the Mojave Desert.
Land lovers can go horseback riding throughout the park or explore the backcountry and hundreds of paths and trails for biking and hiking. This is also a great destination for hunters. The park boasts vast areas for hunting. However, be sure to refer to park hunting maps for designated hunting areas and to review state hunting regulations for seasons and ensure you possess the appropriate hunting licenses.
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreational Area are also close to many different locations that make for promising day trips. Only 30 minutes away from Las Vegas, two hours from Peach Springs, four hours away from the Grand Canyon, and two hours away from Lake Havasu, the dam offers just enough proximity to allow visitors to visit many places in the surrounding area. Aside from activities, Lake Mead National Recreational Area also offers stunning views and long roads for scenic drives.
For more information on visiting the Hoover Dam, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/ .
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