United States Nevada Nevada

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

A vast desert oasis near Las Vegas encompassing a massive reservoir, popular for boating, hiking, and stunning landscapes.

Tips from the community

Unsurprisingly at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the most common cause of death was drowning. Drowning is an inevitable symptom when the majority of visitors of the park head to the lake for recreational boating. There notably were six homicides at Lake Mead within ten years, placing the popular spot first as the national park with the most homicides across the country.

seeker 3 years ago

Huge area to explore with a great walking path along the road. We loved Lake Mead RV Village. Bonus: short drive to Hoover Dam!

amanda.t.dwyer 3 years ago

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Guides

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    amanda.t.dwyer (Amanda Dwyer)
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  • Most Dangerous National Parks In The USA

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Nothing says summer quite like some exploration into the great outdoors- and the United States is full of epic national parks with breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife to discover. We *love* getting adventurous and taking in the rocky coastlines, picturesque lakes, and towering waterfalls that this beautiful country has to offer- but not without caution. Here is a collection of some of the most dangerous national parks, with consideration into how many deaths occurred and why at each location. This list is in no way trying to keep you away from some fun, just always use common sense and follow expert guidelines during your summer escapades. Better safe than sorry!