• 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 »

Other Resources

Lake Mead National Recreation Area works with a variety of partners in education. We've provided the following links for your convenience.

Beyond the Classroom - CHOLLA (Connecting Hands Offering Life Long Learning)
Link to website: http://interact.ccsd.net/Beyond%20the%20Classroom/

Death Valley National Park
link to website: http://www.nps.gov/deva

Great Basin National Park
Link to website: http://www.nps.gov/grba

Joshua Tree National Park
Link to website: http://www.nps.gov/jotr

Mojave Max Education Project
Link to website: http://www.mojavemax.com

Mojave National Preserve
Link to website: http://www.nps.gov/moja

Partners for Education About the Environment
Link to website: http://www.enviroedexchange.org

Did You Know?

Hoover Dam In Take Towers

Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.