Lake Mead National Recreation Area is set in two different counties that are in two different states which are generally in northwestern Arizona and southeastern Nevada (Mohave County in the state of Arizona and Clark County in the state of Nevada). The recreational area spreads across approximately 1.5 million acres of land, but the headquarters is in Boulder City, Nevada which is about 27 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
To access the park, visitors can use one of nine paved roads that can be used to access the national recreational area. Administration of the park has changed hands from cooperative agreements with the Bureau of Reclamation on October 13, 1936, and July 18, 1947, and the National Park Service.
After management was handed over to the National Park Service, the park changed its name from Boulder Dam National Recreation Area to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The park was declared a national recreational area on October 8, 1964. Several features make this park a unique place to visit.
First, this is the first national recreation area that was established by an act of Congress. Secondly, there are a lot of attractions to the recreational area that makes the area a great place to enjoy activities like scuba diving, hiking, boating, bicycling, camping, swimming, snorkeling, water-skiing, kayaking, fishing, and auto touring.
Some of the conveniences in the park include a picnic area, restrooms, campgrounds, groceries, boat rental, restaurant/snacks, lodging, boat ramp, bathhouse, visitor center, ferry service, marinas, self-guided tours, and an exhibit.
Visitors with dogs can visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but they will have to ensure that their dogs are always leashed and that their dogs are always under their immediate control. It is also vital to ensure that tail-waggers do not stray into areas of the park that they are not allowed to access.