• 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, through Sept. 11. 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 »

Professional Development

Teacher Workshops
We are expanding our education outreach through teacher workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to build strong partnerships with teachers, so they understand the resources available to them at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and how to use the park as an outdoor classroom. We provide the training and tools and the opportunity for teachers to conduct their own field trips within the park, or, if they prefer, to schedule a ranger led field trip.

Those that complete the 16-hour workshop (two 8 hour days) are given priority for scheduling their class for a field trip. The workshop is accredited for professional development. For more information on workshops this school year, please call the Environmental Education office at (702) 293-8716.

Did You Know?

Down River view of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.