Water Skiing In Las Vegas | Water Skiing Lake Mead
Lake Mead National Recreational Area is a great place for water sports in the Las Vegas region. Both Lake Mead and Mohave have numerous marinas that serve all types of boats - including house boats. People come from all over the region to swim, water ski, jet ski, wake board, tube, kayak, and scuba dive here. Lake Mead is known for its warm waters and is named for Elwood Mead, who was the commissioner of the United States Bureau of Reclamation from 1924 to 1936.
Lake Mead, is located just about 20 miles to the east of Las Vegas and is on the Colorado River. The lake is formed by Hoover Dam. It has 550 miles of shoreline and is 115 miles long and between 1 to 8 miles wide. Lake Mead occupies an area of 248 square miles, which equals nearly 1.5 million acres. The water's deepest point is over 500 feet. 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.
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