Hoover Dam, which formed Lake Mead, is located in Black Canyon, about 30 miles east of Las Vegas, in the Mojave Desert, Arizona-Nevada

Mead is a large reservoir on the main stem of the Colorado River.

Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir, was created with the construction of the Hoover Dam.

With over 750 miles of coastline, you can enjoy a day at the beach, disappear for hours on a boat or nest in a cove to try and catch a big one.

How deep is Lake Mead at the Hoover Dam?

Max. length:

120 mi (190 km)

Surface area: 247 sq mi (640 km2)

Max. depth: 532 ft (162 m)

It works in tandem with the Hoover Dam to provide water and electricity to 25 million people and is a lifeline

Located along a stretch of the Colorado River, Lake Mead stretches several hundred miles along the border of eastern Nevada and western Arizona.

Lake Mead is the main reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam on the border of southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona.

Created in the 1930s as part of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead stores water in the lower Colorado River basin.