Nevada and Arizona share Lake Mead’s 162,000+ acres. Boat, kayak or jet-ski on the glistening blue water surrounded by mountains, canyons and valleys. The populations of rainbow trout, catfish, crappie and sunfish make it a preferred fishing destination. Thirty miles of trails take you past pristine beaches, distinctive caves, active hot springs and six-million-year-old black lava rock.
Because Lake Mead is surrounded by three ecologically diverse deserts (Mojave, Great Basin and Sonoran), there are animals and plants that you will only see here, including the desert tortoise, bighorn sheep and Joshua trees. Be prepared, though, for the triple-digit summer temperatures.
We do not know of any cabin rentals on this lake currently.