Park Info

Lake Mead Fun Facts

Hoover Dam finished1936
Park Acreage1.5 million
Shoreline550 miles +
Time to fill the lake6.5 years
Annual Visitors9 million +
Annual Rainfall5.7"
Deepest Point (2017)532 feet
Capacity9.3 trillion gallons (36 trillion liters)
Rivers that feed the lakeColorodo (main source)

Virgin & Muddy Rivers
At the bottomB29 airplane crashed 1948

St. Thomas – covered when lake filled

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Park Info

National Park Entrance Fees
Lake Mead Annual Pass

Vehicle, Motorcycle, Individual
1 Year valid from month of purchase$40
Lake Mead Daily / 1 time

Vehicle (covers all passengers)
Valid for seven consecutive days$20
Lake Mead Daily / 1 time

Valid for seven consecutive days$15
Lake Mead Daily / 1 time

Individual (walking or cycling)
Valid for seven consecutive days$10
All Parks Annual Pass

America the Beautiful
1 Year valid from month of purchase$80
All Parks Annual Pass

US Military Pass
1 Year valid from month of purchaseFREE
All Parks Annual Pass

Senior Pass (62 and over)
1 Year valid from month of purchase$20
Senior Lifetime Passlife time (1 time purchase)$80
Voucher - every visit

Every Kind in a Park
4th Grade PassFREE (must have voucher)
Commercial Vehicle

Group Entrance / Party Bus / Passenger Bus
Valid for 7 consecutive days / rules apply - please visit National Park Website for more details$25 Sedan (1-6 persons)
$50 Van (7-15 persons)
$60 Mini-bus (16-25 persons)
$150 Motor-coach (26+ persons)
Vessel Fees - Lake Mead
Annual Vessel StickerValid for calendar year$50 per vessel ($25 senior)
Daily Vessel PassValid for seven consecutive days$16 per vessel ($8 senior)
Fishing Licenses & Information
Nevada Department of Wildlife administers fishing licenses.

More info and purchasing fishing licenses for residents and non-residents please visit

License Fees:

Purchase site:

General Fishing Info:

Free Fishing Day:

Fishing Report:

Please note that all National Park Passes and programs are available at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Park Entrance Information on this page is here at a courtesy. Please visit the National Park Service - Lake Mead page for more information

Average Daily Temperatures:

Day Air606873829210210810699856858
Night Air384148546574818071574437