• 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 »

  • 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, 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 »

Lesson Plans

Classroom Materials
We are not offering ranger-led classroom programs at this time. You can still access our program materials through this web page and use this information for your own purpose.

1st grade
Who Lives Here
Subject: Variety of Mojave Desert animals
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

2nd grade
Food for Life
Subject: Food chain
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

3rd grade
Natures Neighborhoods
Subject: Communities that make up desert habitat
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

4th grade
Stories in Stone
Subject: Formation of rocks
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

5th grade
Variety is the Spice of Life
Subject: Diverse population of plant and animal life
Download: program

Water Safety
Download: Water Safety Programs

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 info: www.nps.gov/learn/home.htm



Did You Know?

Desolate picture of the Mojave Desert

In October 1857, a caravan of 28 camels crossed the Colorado River below present Bullhead City, AZ. Lieutenant Edward F. Beale was testing camels for desert travel for the War Department.