• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Ranger Guided

Lake Mead Field Trips
Reservations are required. There is no charge for these field trips, but teachers must arrange their own transportation. more..

 

Lake Mohave Field Trips
Reservations are required. There is no charge for these field trips, but teachers must arrange their own transportation. For more information, call Robin White at Katherine Landing Ranger Station at (928) 754-5601 more..

 

Desert Princess Too Floating Classroom
We offer a unique Lake Mead experience in partnership with Lake Mead Cruises, a National Park Service concessionaire. For grades 3-5, we conduct a geology program on board the Desert Princess Too tour boat. The boat trip is an hour and a half, and it goes from the boat dock next to Las Vegas Boat Harbor to the Hoover Dam and back. more..

 

Forever Earth Floating Environmental Lab
Forever Earth is a houseboat outfitted as a floating environmental lab and learning center on Lake Mead. It was donated to the Outside Las Vegas Foundation by the Public Lands Institute at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. more..

Did You Know?

Jimbilnan Wilderness - taken by Brian Beffort

"In a country where nature has been so lavish and where we have been so spendthrift of indigenous beauty, to set aside a few rivers in their natural state should be considered an obligation." -- Senator Frank Church