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Overton is a small town located on the northern end of the Lake Mead, and one of the most amazing places to visit in the state.

The town’s location, coupled with its numerous attractions, makes it a delightful destination to explore.

Overton Hotels, Apartments, Rentals, Camping & RV Parks Map, Nevada

The town’s first settlers arrived in 1869 at a time when Helaman Pratt was the branch president. In the years that followed, the town was home to the only store in Moapa Valley. This made it a hub of activity, something that intensified following the submergence of neighboring towns during the construction of Lake Mead. Since then, the town has grown rapidly and continues to be a favorite for travelers.

With its spectacular landscape that features the nearby Lake Mead, foothills, and a variety of tablelands, it is easy to see why Overton is a must-visit while in the area. Its proximity to the lake allows for many recreational activities, which include cycling, hiking, hunting, and photography. The area around the lake also has equestrian trails that offer the chance to enjoy horse-riding close to the lake.

Lake Mead is also a popular spot for canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing. With more than a thousand miles of shoreline, there are lots of places to explore the lake’s canyons and coves. Other activities to enjoy include picnicking, wildlife watching, and scenic driving.

Overton is the closest community to the Valley of Fire State Park, with its location offering visitors an easy way to enjoy the outdoors. The park, which gets its name from its striking red sandstone formations, is Nevada’s oldest state park. The park has a visitor center in addition to facilities that allow for hiking, outdoor camping, as well as picnicking.

It is impossible to talk about Overton’s attractions without mentioning the Lost City Museum. This museum is home to artifacts obtained from old sites in the region, with the preserved remnants providing a glimpse into the city’s rich heritage. Additional amenities at the museum include picnic tables, BBQ grills, and outdoor exhibits.

Overton is easily accessible from the Las Vegas Strip; only just over an hour’s drive away. Click on the links below to explore a range of hotels, apartments, camping spots, RV parks, and rentals in and around Overton, NV.

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