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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • 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 »

  • Goldstrike Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring Trails Temporarily Closed

    A temporary emergency closure is in place for Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, through Sept. 11. This closure includes National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation lands. More »

  • Summer Fire Rules in Effect

    Lake Mead NRA is now enforcing summer fire restrictions. Please click 'more' to learn about the rules for fire during our hot, dry season. 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?

A Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together in bachelor groups until the summer breeding season.