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Hoover Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting

Nevada 89005, USA

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About Hoover Dam

A concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year.


Attractions Near Hoover Dam

Liberty Bell Arch
Liberty Bell Arch4.73km from Hoover Dam

Liberty Bell Arch is located in a very accessible region of the park. It is so named for it's resemblance to the famous Liberty Bell, at Independence National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. It even includes the "clapper", or the round part of the bell that causes it to ring.Over millions of years nature formed this geologic structure that is more commonly found in Arches National Monument.

Arizona Hot Spring Trailhead
Arizona Hot Spring Trailhead5.4km from Hoover Dam

A beautiful trail located along the Colorado River just south of the Hoover Dam. Tucked away inside a colorful slot canyon, these hot springs offer a beautiful environment to enjoy a nice long soak.

Fortification Hill
Fortification Hill5.95km from Hoover Dam

Fortification Hill is a prominence adjacent to Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The mountain prominence is plateau-like, or mesa-like with its highpoint at the southeast terminus, and sloping north and northwestwards toward Lake Mead. It is near a southern section of Lake Mead, and just northeast of Hoover Dam. It can easily be seen eastward across Las Vegas Bay or from the two northern mountain terminuses of Eldorado Mountains, or the Black Mountains.

Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson11.52km from Hoover Dam

Mount Wilson is a mountain in Mohave County, Arizona, U.S. At 5,456 feet, it is the second highest point of the Black Mountains after Mount Perkins. Mount Wilson Wilderness is a 23,900-acre protected wilderness area centered around the mountain, established in 1990 under the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act and managed by the Bureau of Land Management. This desert wilderness includes eight miles of the Wilson Ridge and is surrounded by the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Emerald Cove
Emerald Cove14.69km from Hoover Dam

Emerald Cove is a beautiful, secluded cove on the Colorado River, a few kilometers downstream from the Hoover Dam. This area is known for its clear greenish-blue waters. Emerald Cove gets its name from the beautiful green water that is created by the sun reflecting off the white silt that lines the bottom of the cove.

Willow Beach
Willow Beach18.31km from Hoover Dam

Willow Beach is located on the Arizona side of the Colorado River between Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Both Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area administered by the U.S. National Park Service.Willow Beach was a trade major center for Mojave and Virgin Ancestral Pueblo people along the routes between Coastal California and the American Southwest between 500 and 1200 CE

Where is Hoover Dam

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Clark County
Clark County
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The most populous county in Nevada, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the state's residents.

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