Lake Las Vegas
Located in Henderson Nevada Lake Las Vegas is a 3600 acre residential and recreational area surrounding a fresh water lake. There are multiple hotels located at Lake Las Vegas including the Westin Lake Las Vegas , Hilton Lake Las Vegas and the Aston Montelago Village Resort. The area is themed on a Mediterranean village theme and is known for its charming vistas and relaxing resort atmosphere.
The Lake itself is 320 acres and has a full service Marina with boat rental, yacht cruises, paddle boards, kayak rental, fishing and for the more thrill seeking why not try fly boarding and water jet pack experiences.
Lake Mead was formed by the creation of Hoover Dam and is the the 16th largest man made lake in the world occupying 1.5 million acres with 820 miles of shoreline. Located approximately 30 minutes away from Las Vegas it really is a great day out for all the family. There is an entrance fee of $10 per car (at the time of writing) but this allows you a full weeks access to the area.
Lake Mead is home to a vast array of animal species such as the desert tortoise, plants and even Joshua Trees are a regular feature in the area. One of the most popular ways to view the lake is on the Desert Princess dinner cruise and is available here at The Tour Exchange.