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Lake Mead is America's first national recreation area. Located in the Mohave Desert, the reservoir covers about 247 square miles. It
extends from Hoover Dam some 110 miles toward the Grand Canyon, creating a lake in Nevada and Arizona.
The area is part of the National Park Service, so everything inside the National Recreation Area boundary is ultimately under the control of the
Inside the park, NPS grants contracts to specific businesses to operate concessions.