Lake Mead National Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide
"The completion of Hoover Dam resulted in the creation of Lake Mead and Lake Mojave in the 1930s. Lake Mead National Recreation Area suddenly existed in what had previously been a large area of mostly barren desert surrounding the Colorado River, with its intermittent flooding and dry periods. Although the primary purpose behind establishment of the recreation area was to provide watersports enthusiasts with myriad opportunities for recreation, the area contains enough beautiful scenery to merit inclusion in this guide.
Extending for over 115 miles along both sides of the Colorado River on the Arizona and Nevada borders, the area includes Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes in North America, and the smaller Lake Mojave. Surrounding both lakes are colorful mountains, canyons and ravines. The elevation ranges from 517 feet to as much as 6,990 feet, providing a dramatic topographic setting. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more."