The recreation area provides a wide variety of unique outdoor recreation opportunities ranging from warm-water recreation to exploration of rugged and isolated back country. Visitors to Lake Mead NRA will find spectacular scenic vistas from park roads, the lake surface, and non-structured walks.
Striking backdrops for all recreational activities include deep canyons, dry washes, sheer cliffs, distant mountain ranges, the lakes, colorful soils and rock formations and mosaics of different vegetation.
Temple Bar provides almost year 'round perfect weather for enjoying outdoor activities from hiking to boating to wildlife viewing. Gorgeous desert sunrise and sunsets are the norm.