Lake Mead - Page 2
US 93 did pass over the Colorado River via the top of Hoover Dam, which provided the only crossing point for hundreds of miles. A new by-pass has been built which will help with traffic between Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Lake Mead is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and with 1.5 million acres in the 3,000 square miles, it is twice the size of Rhode Island and offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. The lake, occupies less than 13% of the total area of the park, caters to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen. There are miles of crystal clear open water and clean beaches.

Others such as hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers enjoy the unique outdoor recreation opportunities the desert rewards of scenery with striking backdrops, deep canyon, dry washes, sheer cliffs, colorful soils and rock formations, all with a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which may be found nowhere else in the world. There is some very rugged and isolated backcountry.

Peace and solitude are yours for the asking. Just be sure to take plenty of water with you at all times and watch out for snakes. This dry climate has only 6 inches of yearly moisture. This falls as rain during July and August, and again in February. On rare occasions there are snowfalls of 2 to 5 inches during the winter months.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (National Park Service
Alan Bible Visitor Center - This is not a religious center, it is the park information center.
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