AAA Editor Notes
Lake Mead, extending behind Hoover Dam, is 110 miles long, averages 200 feet deep at normal capacity and has a 550-mile shoreline. Due to recent drought conditions, the lake's surface elevation is 1,080 feet (1,229 feet is considered a full pool).
Nevada recreational areas with marinas and launch facilities include Hemenway Harbor, 4 miles northeast of Boulder City; and Callville Bay, 22 miles east of North Las Vegas. An additional Arizona center is about 80 miles north of Kingman at Temple Bar. The lake also offers numerous primitive launch ramps without services.
Exhibits and a film about natural and cultural history are offered at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 4 miles east of Boulder City at US 93 and Lakeshore Road, overlooking Lake Mead. A botanical and cactus garden surrounds the visitor center.