Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Boulder Basin at Lake Mead NRA

Monday – June 12, 2017

This was the first “National Recreation Area” the park service developed.  It was hard to get a good photo of the blue water with it’s contrast to the desert mountainsides.  There are few recreational lakes in this part of the country so it is a pleasant place to escape city life and enjoy the peace and tranquility of boating, hiking and swimming.  Today there were no clouds in the sky as it rarely rains here.

We returned and sat by the pool until early evening.  Deane had rented the movie “A Dog’s Purpose” which was a real treat to end our day.  Amy is calling this our week of vacation from our vacation as we are here to renew and replenish for our remaining five weeks of this national parks trip.

Note:  This lake is the combination of the Mead River and the Mahavo Rivers flowing together into Hoover Dam.  Lake Mead is one of the largest manmade lakes in the world.

Photo: Andrew Cattoir https://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?id=D251F314-1DD8-B71B-0B05AE3E5C2261E0

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