Park Info

Lake Mead Fun Facts

Hoover Dam finished 1936
Park Acreage 1.5 million
Shoreline 550 miles +
Time to fill the lake 6.5 years
Annual Visitors 9 million +
Annual Rainfall 5.7"
Deepest Point (2017) 532 feet
Capacity 9.3 trillion gallons (36 trillion liters)
Rivers that feed the lake Colorodo (main source)

Virgin & Muddy Rivers
At the bottom B29 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$45
Lake Mead Daily / 1 time

Vehicle (covers all passengers)
Valid for seven consecutive days$25
Lake Mead Daily / 1 time

Valid for seven consecutive days$20
Lake Mead Daily / 1 time

Individual (walking or cycling)
Valid for seven consecutive days$15
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 Pass life 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 Sticker Valid for calendar year$50 per vessel ($25 senior)
Daily Vessel Pass Valid 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: http://www.ndow.org/Forms_and_Resources/License_Fees/

Purchase site: https://www.ndowlicensing.com/(S(2m41ghcb2jwjqtvttch4f1kw))/default.aspx

General Fishing Info: http://www.ndow.org/Fish/

Free Fishing Day: http://www.ndow.org/Fish/Free_Fishing_Day/

Fishing Report: http://www.ndow.org/Fishing_Report/Southern-Nevada/

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 https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Average Daily Temperatures:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day Air 60 68 73 82 92 102 108 106 99 85 68 58
Night Air 38 41 48 54 65 74 81 80 71 57 44 37
Water 54 54 55 57 68 72 80 84 78 70 63 58