Lake Mead


Lake Level
1,083.14 FEET
Full Pool: 1,229.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Lake Mead News

Colorado ‘River Yeti’ Hunts For Treasure In Clear Creek

CBS Boston / WBZ

Date: 10/18/2019 9:04:00 PM

(CBS4) – For the last year, a Colorado treasure hunter has been taking his hobby to the water and has found that business is booming. (credit: CBS) “A lot of tubers, when this water is flowing, the

Read More

Capriotti’s to try vegetarian versions of famous subs for 1 day

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 10/17/2019 12:39:00 PM

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 9, the Capriotti’s at 6121 W. Lake Mead Blvd. will offer versions of its famous cheesesteak and meatball subs made with plant-based Impossible Burger products. Those who

Read More

Mustangs trounce Eagles 64-14

Mohave Valley Daily News

Date: 10/17/2019 12:20:00 PM

NEEDLES — The Needles High School Mustangs football team routed the Lake Mead Eagles 64 - 14 Oct. 12 on Branigan Field. The much-needed win for the Mustangs gives them a 2-1 league record and a 2-4

Read More

Nick Salvucci Wins 2019 WON Bass U.S. Open Tournament on Lake Mead

Date: 10/17/2019 3:14:00 AM

Nick Salvucci Wins 2019 WON Bass U.S. Open Tournament on Lake Mead Nick Salvucci Wins 2019 WON Bass U.S. Open Tournament on Lake Mead Las Vegas, Nev. – October 17, 2019– He had been close the past two

Read More

Nick Salvucci Leads Day Two of 2019 WON Bass U.S. Open

Date: 10/16/2019 7:11:00 PM

October 15, 2019– While rough conditions can make it hard on the anglers at the WON Bass U.S. Open, Lake Mead’s black bass population thrives in the wind. The problem for the field at the 2019 edition

Read More

1:08:42 PM
12/25/2019 - Christmas
1/1/2020 - New Year's Day
What's New!
Featured Business
Add your business
Lake Mead Businesses
Boating / Waterfront
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here

• River: Colorado River
• Length: 759 Miles
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Volume: 26,134,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 171,700 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 225 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 532 feet
• Length: 120 Miles
Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity. It is located on the Colorado River about 24 mi from the Strip southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is 112 miles long when the lake is full, has 759 miles of shoreline, is 532 feet at greatest depth, with a surface elevation of 1,221.4 feet above sea level, and has 247 square miles of surface, and when filled to capacity, 28 million acre-feet of water. However, the lake has not reached this capacity since 1983 due to increasing droughts.
There are nine main access points to the lake. On the west are three roads from the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Access from the northwest from Interstate 15 is through Valley of Fire State Park and the Moapa River Indian Reservation to the Overton arm of the lake.
The lake is divided into several bodies. The large body closest to the Hoover Dam is Boulder Basin. The narrow channel, which was once known as Boulder Canyon and is now known as The Narrows, connects Boulder Basin to Virgin Basin to the east. The Virgin River and Muddy River empty into the Overton Arm, which is connected to the northern part of the Virgin Basin. The next basin to the east is Temple Basin, and following that is Gregg Basin, which is connected to the Temple Basin by the Virgin Canyon. When the lake levels are high enough, a section of the lake farther upstream from the Gregg Basin is flooded, which includes Grand Wash Bay and the Pearce Ferry Bay and launch ramp. In addition, there are two tiny basins, the Muddy River Inlet and the Virgin River Basin, that are flooded when the lake is high enough where these two rivers flow into the lake. As of now, however, these basins remain dry.
Lake Mead offers many types of recreation to locals and visitors. Boating is the most popular. Additional activities include fishing, water skiing, swimming and sunbathing. There are five marinas on the lake: Forever Resorts at Callville Bay, Echo Bay, and Temple Bar Marina; and Las Vegas Boat Harbor along with Lake Mead Marina in Hemenway Harbor which are family owned and operated. The area also has many coves with rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. There are several small to medium-sized islands in the lake area depending on the water level.
Lake Mead Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
55 miles
82 miles
85 miles
92 miles
92 miles
99 miles
110 miles
111 miles

Quick Links
Lake Mead News
Lake Mead Photos
Lake Mead Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2019, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal