Lake Mead NRA: Hoover Dam

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Lake Mead water levels are low from years of drought. The water used to be just under the walkways that lead to the towers

Location: Between Clark Cty, NV and Mojave Cty, AZ

Designation: National Recreation Area

Date NPS designation declared: 10/13/1936

Date of my visit: April 8, 2017

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The Hoover Dam is operated by the US hoover-overlookBureau of Reclamation, but it helps to form the Lake Mead NRA. We stopped at the Dam overlook while on a bus tour to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. We’d already taken the guided tour of the Glen Canyon Dam a few years earlier, so it was enough for us to snap a few photos, stretch our legs and move on the next stop.

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The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge over the Black Canyon
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7 thoughts on “Lake Mead NRA: Hoover Dam

    1. Alas, I only got to see this one from the overlook, so no sense of scale, other than how scary low the water level is. One of these days, I’ll put up a Glen Canyon Dam post…we toured that one and actually walked on top of it (and in it)

    1. Thanks for visiting! This was little more than a drive by and a rest stop on a bus tour and I’m sure there are many more ways to experience Lake Mead NRA. We will have to go back for all the non-dam stuff 🙂

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