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Lake Mead Area

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Lake Mead Area Description

Lake Mead is the nation's largest reservoir and is located just a few short miles from Las Vegas. It formed by the Hoover Dam which is just outside of Boulder City. Much of it creates the border of Nevada and Arizona and the whole lake is managed by the National Park Service. Drought conditions over the past decade have caused Lake Mead to shrink dramatically, which is evident by the white rings that surround the shores of the lake.

The area around the lake and Lake Mead itself is a Mecca of sorts for the those seeking recreation on both water and land. The area has many trails for Jeeps, many of which access the lake in remote areas. There are some trails close to Las Vegas and also some very remote and far trails on the east side of Lake Mead. When travelling to the remote section, be sure to take along extra gas and supplies as there are virtually no services, especially on the east side of the lake. Check the National Park Service before travelling on the trails in the Lake Mead area as their may be closures or other restrictions on Jeep trails.

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