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 »
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
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.
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)
Did You Know?
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.