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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • I-15 REOPENED, LAKE MEAD ENTRANCE FEES TO RESUME SUNDAY

    The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »

  • Important Notice to Mariners

    Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »

  • Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage

    Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »

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Become a Junior Ranger
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a national park ranger? Children may earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate by completing a number of activities in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Junior Ranger Guide and Activity Book. The Junior Ranger Guide and Activity Book is available for free with the links below or at the Lake Mead Visitor Center and at the Katherine Landing Ranger Station. It is recommended that children 10 and older complete the entire book. Younger children must complete at least three activities. The Activity Guide will print in 11" by 17" format, please shrink down to size if necessary.

 

Jr. Ranger Guide and Activity Book
Download the Book (PDF)
Jr. Ranger Underwater Explorer
Download the Book (PDF)
Jr. Ranger Wilderness Explorer
Download the Book (PDF)
Jr. Ranger Junior Paleontologist
Download the Book (PDF)

 

Learn NPS

If you are a teacher searching for classroom materials or a student doing research, you'll find curriculum and a host of other fun and educational media created by the National Park Service and our partners.
Link to: www.nps.gov/learn/home.htm

Become a WebRanger
As a WebRanger you will have fun while learning new things. You will solve mysteries and puzzles, play games, take part in stories, and gather secret words.
Link to: http://www.webrangers.us/register.cfm

Did You Know?

Lake Mohave in the Black Canyon Area

Long and narrow, Lake Mohave in Lake Mead National Recreation Area retains much of the feeling of the Colorado River. Between the confining walls of Black Canyon, Lake Mohave is not much wider than the Colorado River was when it flowed freely.