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Lake Mead Lodge


Lake Mead Lodge

Lake Mead Lodge

Lake Mead Lodge

National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior marker reads:

The celebrated Hualapai Lodge, constructed in 1941, rested in the desert scrub you see before you. In 1945 this sprawling hotel complex was renamed Lake Mead Lodge. It was one of the first tourist facilities inside the park. These historic buildings, near the beaches of Lake Mead, reflected Spanish-style architecture replete with red terra cotta tile roofs. Wooden double doors opened into a lobby which led to a gift shop, dining hall and bar as well as administrative offices. A courtyard gazebo, grassy lawn, ornamental lamp posts and towering palm trees gave the resort an inviting exterior.

After World War II, visitation to Lake Mead rapidly increased and so did the popularity of Lake Mead Lodge. The Lodge was situated with easy access to the Lake Mead Marina, boat rental, and beaches, and attracted guests from all walks of life. Celebrities regularly chartered boats for fishing and fun. Hollywood stars on illicit holiday trips, were even rumored to have stayed at the Lodge. The nearby marina was relocated in 2008 due to declining water levels and the declining revenue to the lodge prompted its closure.

Located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.