Hoover Dam Driving Directions and Parking Information

Hoover Dam is located approximately 35 miles southeast of Las Vegas, on the Nevada-Arizona border. Hoover Dam does not have a street address, so directions are provided below.

Also, visitors with GPS navigators can use the coordinates: N 36.016222, W -114.737245 to locate the site.

Those who want to use an internet map service should try one that allows input of landmark names instead of a street address.

Driving Directions To Hoover Dam from Las Vegas -- Via Hwy 93 South About 35 miles/45 minutes

  • Get on I-515 South S/US-93 S/US-95S
  • Continue on I-515 South S/US-93 S/US-95S to Boulder City Pkwy.
  • Take Exit 15B from I-11 South
  • In Boulder City, take a left (US 93 South) at the second stoplight in town (there are only 2 of them)
  • Continue on US 93 S for about 5 miles (just past the Hoover Dam Lodge) to the turn-off to Nevada State Route 172 - the Hoover Dam Access Road
  • Take NV SR 172 for about 2 miles to the Dam on the Nevada/Arizona border
    (Note: Visitors who wish to continue travel into Arizona must re-enter Nevada and access Highway 93 to cross the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge; the roadway across Hoover Dam is no longer open to through-traffic.)

Driving Directions To Hoover Dam from Las Vegas -- Via I-515 South & I-11 South About 40 miles/50 minutes

  • Get on I-515 South S/US-93 S/US-95S
  • Follow 1-515 S/US-93 S/US-95S and I-11 South to NV SR 172.
  • Exit from 1-11 S
  • Take NV SR 172 for about 2 miles to the Dam on the Nevada/Arizona border.

(Note: All vehicles are subject to inspection at Nevada Checkpoint, entry to Hoover Dam.

(Note: Visitors who wish to continue travel into Arizona must re-enter Nevada and access Highway 93 to cross the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge; the roadway across Hoover Dam is no longer open to through-traffic.)

Traffic Advisory: Motorists can expect periodic delays on Highway 93, especially during holiday travel times. Also, all vehicles are required to undergo a security inspection prior to crossing the dam. See our publication "Visiting Hoover Dam: A Traveler's Guide" (Adobe Acrobat file - 45 KB) for more information.

Parking at Hoover Dam

A 459-space parking garage is located on the Nevada side of the dam, set into a canyon across the road from the Visitor Center. The parking garage charges a $10.00 fee, free parking with handicap placard.

Access to the Visitor Center is most convenient from this parking garage. However, over sized vehicles, recreational vehicles, and vehicles with trailers must use the parking lots on the Arizona side of the dam.

In on Arizona, the closest lot to the dam (to the left of the roadway as you enter Arizona) requires a $10.00 fee., free parking with handicap placard. The other 4 parking areas further up the canyon have no fees, but require a lengthy walk to access the Visitor Center on the Nevada side. (The crest of the dam is nearly a quarter-mile long.)

Upon Arrival at the Visitor Center

From the parking garage, walk toward the dam. A short distance from the garage you will find both an escalator and elevator that will take you down to a reception lobby where you can purchase your tickets.

From the Arizona side, cross the dam, continue past the Winged Figures, as you head toward the Gift Shop and Cafe; you'll see a sign to access the escalators and elevator to enter the Visitor Center.

NOTE: All visitors are required to go through security screening when entering the Visitor Center.

For ticket information about Hoover Dam tours, contact us during operating hours at:

Tel: (702) 494-2517

Fax: (702) 494-2587

Ticket Information: (866) 730-9097

For Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Dial: 711

Note: If you have problems with your online ticket purchase, please e-mail us about your experience.

Last Updated: 5/3/19