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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

A Dam Nice Place!

sunny 80 °F

Driving into Boulder City, Nevada and seeing Lake Mead for the first time was quite an experience. This beautiful, blue, massive lake sitting afloat in the middle of the desert is surreal.


In fact, Maggie and I used that "s" word several times while were were there. Lake Mead is a National Recreation Area and we certainly agree with that moniker. There's an excellent trail system around the lake, both for walking and bicycling. And then there's Hoover Dam, which was our first stop in the area.


We toured the power plant, 450 feet down into the Nevada side of the dam, where four of the seven giant turbines were operating at the time. We took loads of pictures inside and outside and then headed back to our campsite for the next two nights, Lake Mead RV Village, where we had a front row seat right on the lake with terrific sunrise views.


The next day, we hiked with the puppies, 5 miles round-trip, to the Lake Mead Visitors Center for some more wonderful views and the following day, I biked about six-miles round-trip past the visitors center and up onto the historic railroad trail, through several old tunnels, almost to the dam.


We decided that this is definitely one of those places that we would come back to for an extended stay. Next, on to the Grand Canyon...but in the meantime, we received a few requests for more pictures of our puppy dogs, so here you go:


They are SO RELAXED! What a pair of travelers!

Campground Review

The Lake Mead RV Village is affiliated with the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and right next door to the NRA's very nice dry-campground. We were thrilled to get a lake-view site even though we waited to make the reservation only two weeks earlier. The staff were wonderful, the site was great, the location was perfect for rest, relaxation and cycling and highly recommended!

Posted by travelswitz 09:45

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