Boxcar Cove Road

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Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 03/12/2019
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Boxcar Cove Road is an off-road trail located east of Las Vegas in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area(LMNRA). The LMNRA, operated by the National Park Service is located in both Nevada and Arizona. It follows the Colorado River corridor. The LMNRA includes Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, both reservoirs created by Hoover and Davis Dams plus their surrounding areas. Lake Mead was formed in 1935, less than a year before Hoover Dam construction was finished. In 1964, Congress approved the expanded area as the first National Recreation Area. This off-road trail makes for a great day trip visit Lake Mead for swimming, boating, kayaking, rafting or other water fun. Large areas available for camping, both tent and trailer. There are multiple side washes and small hills for hiking and exploring. Just be sure to bring your trunks, food, drinks and some shade. The trail is an easy drive with a scenic desert landscape. There are also beautiful views of Lake Mead as you approach the end of the trail. Plenty of wildlife was observed to include rabbits, road runners and multiple types of lizards.

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Visited: 06/13/2017

Water level is at an all time low and this gives to the opportunity to explore areas of the lake which were underwater several months ago. Video of driving round at the waters edge at the Boxcar Cove

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