Traveling from Meadview, AZ to the Grand Canyon
Meadview is a quaint desert town with a huge lake in its backyard. Surrounded by the largest Joshua tree forest in Arizona, this once sleepy town has had an influx of artisans, tourists and retirees in recent years. The town of Meadview is located very close to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and is the closest town to Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk. There are several hotels and small lodges, as well as few restaurants and a small store. Most visitors who travel to Meadview are enjoying Lake Mead NRA or heading to the Skywalk from Las Vegas or the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
For travelers heading to the Grand Canyon Skywalk at Grand Canyon’s West Rim, Meadview offers great options for food and lodging which are limited at Grand Canyon West. The other major tourist attraction near Meadview is Lake Mead, where you can fish, kayak, and partake in all kinds of boating activities. There are many small inlets, and many miles of shoreline for kayakers to enjoy anything from one day to weeklong trips. Lake Mead has several fish species including catfish, and a healthy population of stripers. House boating, wakeboarding and cruising can all be accommodated, and there are a couple shops in town where boaters can find supplies and storage facilities. Read the guide below to learn more.