Lake Mead Maps

If you’re looking for a Lake Mead map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 28 free Lake Mead National Recreation Area maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you will find maps of the full park, as well as maps showing specific campgrounds and trails. You can also browse the best-selling Lake Mead maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

Lake Mead map from the park brochures

Lake Mead mapHere’s the official Lake Mead National Recreation map, which includes Lake Mohave and the Hoover Dam. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.6 mb) or download the PDF (2.3 mb).

Regional Lake Mead mapThis is a regional Lake Mead map that shows the park’s proximity to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, and other locations.  Click the image to view a full size JPG (250 kb) or download the PDF (7.3 mb).

Printable Lake Mead mapHere’s a printable Lake Mead map from the park newspaper – it doesn’t have as much topographic detail as the official map above so it prints out a bit nicer. Click the image to view a full size JPG (750 kb).

Lake Mead trail maps

Purchase map from AmazonPurchase map from AmazonThere are lots of free maps for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, as this page attests. However, if you’re looking for one single map to cover the entire park in topographic detail, you should probably consider purchasing the National Geographic Trails Illustrated Lake Mead map. This one map will cover everything – trails, canyons, backcountry roads, the Colorado River, and even Lake Mohave.

Lake Mead Arizona Hot Spring trail mapThe Arizona Hot Spring trail map shows the loop route to the hot spring (and to the scenic viewpoint beyond Liberty Bell Arch) a bit southeast of Hoover Dam. Click the image to view a full size JPG (500 kb).

Lake Mead Historic Railroad Trail mapHere’s a Historic Railroad Trail map, showing the trail starting from the main Hoover Dam area and viewpoint. Click the image to view a full size JPG (800 kb) or download the PDF (3.9 mb).

Lake Mead River Mountains loop trailThe River Mountains Loop trail map shows this popular fully-paved hike and bike route through the River Mountains near Boulder Beach. Click the image to view a full size GIF (300 kb) or download the PDF (400 kb).

Lake Mead Las Vegas wetlands and bluffs trail mapHere’s a Las Vegas Wetlands/Las Vegas Bluffs trail map, located in the northwest corner of the park near Las Vegas Bay. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb) or download the PDF (4.1 mb).

Lake Mead Northshore Summit trail mapThis is a Northshore Summit trail map showing the short hike north of Boulder Canyon on the Northshore Road. Click the image to view a full size JPG (250 kb) or download the PDF (2.0 mb).

Lake Mead Redstone trail mapNext is the Redstone trail map, a bit further east along the Northshore Road on the way to Echo Bay and Overton Arm. Click the image to view a full size JPG (300 kb) or download the PDF (1.6 mb).

Lake Mead St Thomas trail mapThe St. Thomas trail map labels the ghost town buildings in this town that was originally flooding by the rising water levels of Lake Mead. Click the image to view a full size JPG or download the PDF (2.3 mb).

Lake Mead Grapevine Canyon trail mapHere’s a Grapevine Canyon trail map, located to the west near southern end of Lake Mohave. Click the image to view a full size JPG (300 kb) or download the PDF (2.1 mb).

Lake Mead campground maps

Here’s a Boulder Beach campground mapLake Mead Boulder Beach campground map, showing the layout of the large campground located nearest Hoover Dam and the park visitor center. Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

Lake Mead Las Vegas Bay campground mapThis Las Vegas Bay campground map shows the campground nearest Las Vegas that used to be located pretty close to the water (before lake levels dropped) Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Lake Mead Callville Bay campground mapThe Callville Bay campground map shows the first campground located along the Northshore Road east of Las Vegas Bay, on the way to Overton Arm. Click the image to view a full size GIF (100 kb).

Lake Mead Echo Bay campground mapThis Echo Bay campground map shows the only campground on the Overton Arm of Lake Mead in the northern part of the park. Click the image to view a full size GIF (100 kb).

Lake Mead Temple Bar campground mapThe Temple Bar campground map shows the easternmost campground in Lake Mead National Recreation Area (and largest on Lake Mead). Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

Lake Mead Upper Cottonwood campground mapHere’s an Upper Cottonwood Cove campground map, showing the layout of one of the two campgrounds located on the western shore of Lake Mohave. Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Lake Mead Lower Cottonwood Campground mapThe Lower Cottonwood Cove campground map shows the other of two campgrounds on the west side of Lake Mohave. Click the image to view the full size GIF (80 kb).

Lake Mead Katherine Landing campground mapThis Katherine Landing campground map shows the park’s largest campground and the nearest one to Bullhead City on the southeast part of Lake Mohave. Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

Various Lake Mead maps

Lake Mead Boulder Beach mapHere’s a Boulder Beach map which shows the major developed area of the park close to Hoover Dam. Click the image to view a full size GIF (250 kb) download the PDF (900 kb).

Lake Mead Black Canyon mapThe Black Canyon map focuses on the Colorado River features between Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Click the image to view a full size JPG (600 kb) download the PDF (3.2 mb)

South Lake Mohave mapThis South Lake Mohave map shows the major Lake Mohave access points from Bullhead City. Text Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb) download the PDF (400 kb).

Lake Mead geologic mapThis Lake Mead geologic map shows all the rock types surrounding the reservoir and includes most of the National Recreation Area. Click the image to view a full size JPG (5.3 mb).

Lake Mead backcountry maps

Lake Mead backcountry Hoover Dam mapThis is a Hoover Dam area backcountry map, focusing on the busiest part of the park on the western end of Lake Mead. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.5 mb) download the PDF (2.7 mb).

Lake Mead backcountry Overton Arm mapHere’s an Overton Arm area backcountry map, showing the northern branch of Lake Mead. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.3 mb) download the PDF (2.6 mb).

Lake Mead backcountry Temple Bar mapThis Temple Bar area backcountry map shows the far eastern part of Lake Mead where it buts up against Grand Canyon National Park. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.5 mb) download the PDF (3.6 mb).

Lake Mead backcountry Lake Mohave mapThe Lake Mohave backcountry map, which focuses on the area around Lake Mohave north of Bullhead City.  Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.4 mb) download the PDF (2.5 mb).

…and more!

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