Lake Mead

Location: Lakeshore Road, Las Vegas


Las Vegas

It's easy to visit America's largest reservoir if you are staying in Las Vegas. Lake Mead is formed by the giant Hoover Dam and stands just 24 miles from the centre of the city. The Lake is 112 miles long when full but when the level drops you can sometimes see the ruins of towns that were submerged when it was built. The Dam was a major engineering project in the 1930s and is now a major attraction with its own visitor centre and guided tours. Around the Lake there are four marinas and plenty of beaches for water sports and sunbathing.