• 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 »

Plan A Field Trip

Educational groups are encouraged to use the park for their own programs. Because trails are used for ranger-led education programs, we ask that you contact us to schedule the use of trails to minimize conflicts.

Entrance-fee waivers are available for educational visits but not for recreational visits. A statement of your educational objectives and your lesson plan with an outline of educational activities is required.

To request an educational fee waiver for groups, please contact our office. Camping fees are not included in the entrance fee waiver.

Ranger Guided
Due to the high demand for our programs, priority for scheduling is given to teachers who have completed our 16 hour teacher workshop. Otherwise, scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis through reservation requests submitted by grade level chairs. Information packets are mailed to the school districts that we serve. They are mailed at the start of the new school year.

You can access all of our field trip program descriptions through this web page. Within the Lake Mead area, we serve primarily the Clark County School District. Within the Lake Mohave area, we serve various school districts of Mohave County, Arizona. Programs are offered to grades 1-5 from mid-October through April. They begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon. For further information, please call the Environmental Education office at (702) 277-2770 or e-mail us

Lake Mead Field Trips (serving Clark County School District grades 1 - 5)
Lake Mohave Field Trips (serving Mohave County School Districts grades 1 - 5)
Desert Princess Too Floating Classroom (grades 3 - 5)
Forever Earth Floating Environmental Lab (grades 4 - 12)

Did You Know?

Muddy Mountains overlooking Lake Mead

"We labor long and earnestly for peace, because war threatens the survival of man. It is time we labored with equal passion to defend our environment." -- Senator Alan Bible