Holiday Inn HendersonHoliday Inn Express Henderson
441 Astaire Drive,
Henderson, NV 89104 US

This is the perfect lodging choice for the Las Vegas and Henderson area. We are close to Hoover Dam, UNLV, Sam Boyd Stadium, Galleria Mall, Sunset Station Casino, Ocean Spray, Hoover Dam in Boulder City, Lake Mead, Montelago Village by Lake Las Vegas and The District in Green Valley...more


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The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
101 Montelago Boulevard,
Henderson, NV 89011 US

Holiday Inn Express Henderson
441 Astaire Drive,
Henderson, NV 89014 US

Boulder City Inn and Suites
704 Nevada Highway,
Boulder City, NV 89005 US

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Located in Arizona and Nevada, Lake Mead, when filled to maximum capacity, is the largest reservoir in the United States. Lake Mead is located about thirty miles southeast of Las Vegas along the Colorado River. The lake is divided into a few main parts. Boulder Basin sits closest to Hoover Dam. The Narrows is a slim channel linking Boulder Basin to Virgin Basin. Other bodies include the Overton Arm, Temple Basin, and Gregg Basin. Lake Mead is surrounded by barbed, uneven mountain ranges that create a stunning view. Those visible from the Boulder Basin include the River Mountains and the Muddy Mountains.

Lake Mead was named for Elwood Mead, a now mostly forgotten commissioner of the Boulder Canyon Project for the U.S. Department of Reclamation in the 1920s and 1930s. One of the results of the Boulder Canyon project was the creation of Lake Mead. Originally dubbed the Boulder Dam Recreation Area, in 1964 the area was expanded to include Lake Mohave and the Shivwits Plateau and renamed the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This area, administered by the National Park Service, offers recreational activities all year long, including hiking, fishing, boating, and spectacular views for sightseeing and photography. Desert flowers and animals have adapted to survive the area's high temperatures and dry conditions.

Boating is one of Lake Mead's most popular attractions, as evidenced by the five different marinas that dot the lake, including Echo Bay, Temple Bar Marina, and the Las Vegas Boat Harbor. Boaters will enjoy several sandy beaches and islands accessible depending on the lake's current water level. Although Lake Mead has experienced problems with drought over the years due to changing climate, rainfall, and increasing water usage, water levels in Lake Mead and the rivers feeding it have recently been measured as increasing.