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Lake Mead National Recreation Area lies on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada, a few miles from the cities of Las Vegas, NV, St George, UT, and Kingman, AZ. This borderland recreational area lies on the shores of one of the largest man-made lakes in all of the country. Becoming one of the first designated recreational areas in the states in 1936, Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a long history of lakeside recreation.
Many campers venture from the big cites seeking the cooling waters for boating, and fishing, and the majestic red hills for hiking. The endless opportunities for outdoor adventure make Lake Mead National Recreation Area the perfect place to take an RV rental. Accessing the area with a rental RV from either Arizona, Nevada, or Utah is very easy.
Rent a camper near Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and you too can be one of the millions that have reaped the bounty of this famous national park. Search for and RV in Clark County and begin your adventure right away.
Many keen fishermen and women head to Lake Mead National Recreation Area for its easy access to Lake Mead itself. Lake Mead is one of the best angling locations in all of the state, and camping along its shores will give you the first choice in the best fishing spots. Lake Mead is home to a wide variety of fish species, and each one will provide great sport to Lake Mead National Recreation Area campers. Fish species in Lake Mead include largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, rainbow trout, rainbow trout, channel catfish, and bluegill. Campers fishing at Lake Mead National Recreation should remember that it lies within two states, and each has its own specific fishing regulations.
Along with the competitive fishing, the waters at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are perfect for all sorts of boating and watersports. With over 150,000 acres of water to explore, boating in this water paradise is a must. Whether you speed along the waters, water-skiing as you go, or take it easy in a canoe or kayak - there is something for everyone on the lake. Those motorhome camping without their own boats should not worry. Lake Mead National Recreation Area has its own fully serviced marina, renting out a verity of water-going vessels to enjoy out on the lake. Campers will also find several boat ramps for easy access to the water.
Along with the impeccable lakeside recreation, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a wonderland for those who love hiking and exploring. Hiking throughout this breathtaking mountain landscape is the avid hiker’s dream come true. As well as the picture-perfect sights, hiking in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is also a walk through history, and the ‘historic railroad trail’ ticks both boxes. This hiking trail takes campers along the only remaining section of the Hoover Dam Railroad system that is not highly disturbed or underwater.
Those camping with an RV at Lake Mead National Recreation Area will find a wide range of accommodating RV campsites, complete with amenities and up to date facilities. ‘Lake Mead RV Village’ is the ideal spot for setting up camp with an RV. Full 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewer hookups are provided here. Facilities here include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower block, and an on-site general store. Many of the sites are pull-thru, meaning all sizes of rigs are welcome here. Pets are also welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.
An alternative to camping within Lake Mead National Recreation Area is to camp at ‘Canyon Trail RV Park.’ This RV park also provides campers with full electric, water, and sewer hookups. Facilities at this RV park include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower block, laundry services, and a dog run.
The city of Las Vegas is only a thirty-minute drive from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and although most famous for its casinos, there is much more to see and do. Visit the cities ‘Neon Museum,’ displaying a plethora of vintage sighs used by businesses on the Las Vegas strip for decades. This museum will also give you a feel for the history of Las Vegas and how it has changed over the years. Families may also wish to visit the ‘The Mob Museum, this underworld history of Las Vegas will educate and enthrall those who pass its walls.
An hour’s drive from Lake Mead National Recreation Area will take campers to the Utah city if St George. Among many things, St George is the home of the ‘St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.’ This is a must-see for families with children and those interested in dinosaurs. The museum houses thousands of fossilized dinosaur footprints and tracts made by these extinct giants. There is also an array of exhibits that provide a myriad of information on the entire history of the dinosaur.
St George is also home to a fantastic children’s museum, known as the ‘St George’s Children’s Museum.’ The museum is an ideal place to take young children for the day. Here, they can be both educated and entertained with a ‘learn through play’ system. The museum is home to a wide range of interactive exhibitions such as Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Discovery, the Sports Room, the Science Exhibit, the Art Exhibit, and many more.