BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Have you been to Lake Mead or Lake Mohave? Prove it. Go and take a selfie.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area has launched a Take a Selfie Scavenger Hunt to encourage people to visit five areas in the Mead district and five areas in the Mohave district.
To show off their adventure, all they have to do is take a selfie, a photo of themselves using their own camera or phone. Then they can share it on their favorite social media sites using hashtag #MeadSelfie or #MohaveSelfie.
“We see selfies taken from within the park on social media every day,” said Christie Vanover, public affairs officer. “Through this campaign, we’re hoping people will discover new areas of the park.”
Taylor Nunley, a UNLV student working at the park for the semester, grew up in Boulder City, yet she had never been to Redstone, which is located along Northshore Road in the Mead District. She now lists Redstone as one of her favorite spots in the park.
“Redstone is a hidden wonder of Lake Mead National Recreation Area,” she said. “Out of the 20 years I’ve lived here, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get there. The historical geology is breathtaking. It’s easy to rock climb, it’s dog-friendly, and it’s a fun date.”
Visitors can snap a photo at one location, or accept the challenge and try to snap all 10. There is a mix of locations on land and water.
The scavenger hunt locations for #MeadSelfie are Hoover Dam (from the lake), Lake Mead Overlook, Redstone Picnic Area, the Temple and the Narrows. The locations for #MohaveSelfie are Princess Cove, Nelson Landing, Cottonwood Cove Campgrounds, Willow Beach Fishing Pier and Nevada Telephone Cove
Select photos will be featured on the National Park Service website and Lake Mead National Recreation Area social media pages.
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