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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Lake Mead NRA, Cottonwood Cove

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most visited national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year.

Lake Mead was established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. It was then changed to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 1964.

Did you know … the only Nevada lake with an exit to the sea is the artificial Lake Mead.

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