Lake Mead is about 35 miles east of Las Vegas, and it's a world away when it comes to relaxation and recreation. Just about any boating activity is available here, from jet skis, kayaking, and houseboating, to water skiing, fishing, and just enjoying the views. Lake Mead is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and it was created when Hoover Dam was completed - damming the turbulent Colorado River. Around the lake you'll find campgrounds, resorts, boat rentals, beaches, and plenty of activities for the entire family. The Recreation Area is open 24 hours every day, and entrance into the Park is $5 per vehicle. The Visitor Center, located about 4 miles east of Boulder City on the Boulder Highway is open 8:30am to 4:30pm every day. For more information call 702-293-8990.
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