• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    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 »

  • 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, beginning Aug. 1. 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 »

Lake Mead Field Trips

1st grade
Who Lives Here?
Subject: Animal Homes
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Bet You Can't See Me!
Subject: Camouflage
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2nd grade
Food for Life
Subject: Food Chain
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Versatile Vegetation
Subject: Plant Adaptation
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3rd grade
Nature's Neighborhoods
Subject: Natural Communities
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Walking in Balance
Subject: Native American History
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4th Grade
Stories in Stone
Subject: Geology
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Hiking through History
Subject: Nevada History
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5th grade
Amazing Adaptations
Subject: Animal Adaptations
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Variety is the Spice of Life!
Subject: Biodiversity
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Did You Know?

Geometric Petroglyphs on rocks

As early as 3,000 years ago, people inhabiting the Southwest began chiseling and painting pictures on rocks and cliff walls. Preserved by the dry climate, much of this rock art ranging from complicated geometric designs to huge figures, remains to puzzle, astonish, and awe modern-day viewers.