Hoover Dam - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panorama was taken from the staff car park on the Nevada side of the Hoover Dam. It shows the Lake Mead side of the dam and part of Black Rock Canyon. In the picture you can see the massive water intake towers. Also of note is the layer of bleached white rock, which shows the maximum level of Lake Mead in the past. This lake is continuing to fall. The beginning of the new Hoover Dam Bypass can be seen rising from the hill on the Arizona side in the distance. Power pylons on the hill tops carry electricity to the surrounding areas.
Hoover Dam - FURTHER INFORMATION
Hoover Dam - Hoover Dam visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Hoover Dam' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Nevada.
The Hoover Dam straddles the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona. It has become an icon of the modern era and a hugely popular tourist attraction near Las Vegas. The nearest town is Boulder City in Nevada. On the Nevada side of the Hoover Dam is the Hoover Dam Visitor Center (paid entrance), where visitors can buy tickets to tour various parts of the dam. Just over the road is a fee paying car park. On the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam, only the lowest car park charges, the others are free.
Other panoramas from the Hoover Dam include:
* View from Hoover Dam up Lake Mead.
* Hoover Dam Overspill Slipway on Arizona side.
* View over Hoover Dam power station down Colorado River
For more information about the construction and history of the dam, please see this Hoover Dam page.
c/o DOI Bureau of Reclamation, Visitor Services, Box 60400
Boulder City, NV 89006-0400
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: The Hoover Dam is 8 miles from Boulder City about 30 miles Southeast of Las Vegas on the I-93. Approach to the dam is slow due to both security checks and a speed limit of 15 mph across the dam itself.
Flight: Boulder City Municipal Airport, McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas).