• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    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 »

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?

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.