Lake Mead National Recreation Area Travel Guide

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area Things to Do

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    by Basaic Written Dec 14, 2009

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    At its normal level, Lake Mead covers 247 square miles making it one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Between its large size, the natural beauty of the area, and the climate at the border between Arizona and Nevada, Lake Mead enjoys a 12 month season and attracts over 9 million visitors a year. Can you say traffic jam?

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    Hoover Dam was built from 1933 to 1935. It was one of the major construction projects on the Colorado River, and is located between Arizona and Nevada. The dam is 726.4 feet tall from the base stone under the water to the road bed. The concrete ornaments on the parapets are 40 feet taller.

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area Warnings and Dangers

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    There is construction on US Highway 93 in Arizona and Nevada along with at Hoover Dam. There are also checkpoints before you get onto the dam and prohibited vehicles are turned around. There is also lots of traffic and pedestrians everywhere once you get to the dam. Drive carefully, and plan some extra time.

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sports & Outdoors

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    Boating is very popular at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Fishing, skiing and other water sports are available too.

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