April 23, 2015
LAKE MEAD NRA VISITORS SPENT $290 MILLION IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN 2014
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – A new National Park Service report shows that in 2014, nearly 7 million Lake Mead National Recreation Area visitors spent $290 million in communities near the park. That spending supported nearly 4,000 local jobs.
April 23, 2015
PERMIT AWARDED, DIVES RESUME ON B-29 SUBMERGED IN LAKE MEAD
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The National Park Service issued a permit to Scuba Training and Technology, April 15, authorizing the company to provide dive tours of B-29 Superfortress Bomber that is submerged within Lake Mead.
April 22, 2015
LAKE MEAD LAUNCH RAMPS TO UNDERGO CONSTRUCTION THIS SUMMER
BOULDER CITY, Nevada - The Bureau of Reclamation is projecting Lake Mead’s elevation will decline to a record low 1,073 feet by the end of June. In order to maintain access to the lake, National Park Service vessel fee revenue will be used to extend Lake Mead launch ramps, this summer.
April 03, 2015
YOUTH RESTORE SPUR TRAIL LEADING TO HISTORIC RAILROAD TRAIL
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Thanks to a youth trail crew from the Arizona Conservation Corps, there is another trailhead for the Historic Railroad Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
April 01, 2015
SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING TEEN AT LAKE MOHAVE
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service rangers are searching for a teenage boy who was last seen trying to help another swimmer Lake Mohave near Placer Cove.
April 01, 2015
BODY RECOVERED AT LAKE MOHAVE
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – A body has been recovered in Placer Cove on Lake Mohave where a teen went missing April 1.
April 01, 2015
LOCAL NATIONAL PARK UNITS JOIN ‘FIND YOUR PARK’ MOVEMENT
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument are joining national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.
March 26, 2015
SWIMMING ADVISORY CONTINUES AT LAKES MEAD, MOHAVE
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Conditions at Lake Mead have improved dramatically, but National Park Service officials continue to advise visitors to be on the lookout for algae and avoid swimming in areas where it is visible in Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.
March 02, 2015
LAKE MEAD NRA WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT PLAN COMPLETE
BOULDER CITY, Nevada -- Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Wilderness Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement has been finalized and a Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register Feb. 27.
February 23, 2015
LAKE MEAD NRA ROADS TO UNDERGO 4 MILLION IN IMPROVEMENTS
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – A nearly $4 million construction project to improve roads within Lake Mead National Recreation Area will begin March 2.
February 20, 2015
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA PARTNERS WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO GET ‘EVERY KID IN A PARK’
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – In the next few months, the National Park Service and Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide fourth graders and their families free entrance to national parks and federally-managed public lands, including Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, for a year.
February 19, 2015
LAKE MEAD NRA RANKS 6TH IN VISITATION FOR 2014
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – With 6.9 million visitors, Lake Mead National Recreation Area was the sixth most visited site in the National Park Service in 2014, according to figures released by the NPS Feb. 17. The report also showed that visitation at America’s national parks broke all-time records in 2014 with 292.8 million visits to national parks.
February 10, 2015
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA PROPOSES FEE INCREASES
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, is seeking public comment on a proposed recreation fee increase.
February 10, 2015
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA FEB 14 TO MARCH 28
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Feb. 14 through March 28.
February 03, 2015
NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED LAKE MEAD NRA FOUNDATION DOCUMENT
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The National Park Service is in the process of preparing a foundation document for planning and management of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
January 26, 2015
PARK SERVICE SEEKING ST THOMAS MEMORIES FOR NEW PROJECT
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Lake Mead National Recreation Area is seeking stories and photos about St. Thomas to develop brochures, on-site displays and web pages. This project is intended to educate visitors and enhance their experiences when visiting the park and the park’s website.
January 09, 2015
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA JAN 10 – FEB 16
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Jan. 10 through Feb. 16.
November 12, 2014
DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT PLANS FOR LAKE MOHAVE MARINAS COMPLETE
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plan/Environmental Impact Statement was finalized and the notice of availability was published in the Federal Register Nov. 7.
October 27, 2014
EXPERIENCE WILDERNESS WITH LAKE MEAD’S NEW EXPLORE MAPS
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – When people think of wilderness, they seldom think of houseboats, cars or four-wheelers, but at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, there is a way for visitors to experience the park’s wilderness areas using all of these modes of transportation.
October 23, 2014
LAKE MEAD RV VILLAGE NAMED A TOP SCENIC RV PARK FOR 2014
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Lake Mead RV Village has been named one of the most scenic RV parks in America and the most scenic in Nevada.
October 14, 2014
REID CELEBRATES LAKE MEAD NRA’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PARK, VOLUNTEERS
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – U.S. Sen. Harry Reid helped Lake Mead National Recreation Area celebrate its 50th anniversary Oct. 11 at Cottonwood Cove Marina near Searchlight, Nevada.
September 30, 2014
LAKE MEAD WELCOMES NEW CHIEF OF COMMERCIAL SERVICES
BOULDER CITY, Nevada –Julie Drugatz has been named the chief of commercial services at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and assumed her new role Aug. 24, 2014.
September 30, 2014
NPS RANGER NAMED NEVADA BOATING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service Park Ranger Marc Burt has been named the 2014 Nevada Department of Wildlife Boating State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, marking the first time a National Service Park Ranger has received this award in Nevada.
September 05, 2014
SOUTHERN NEVADA FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED
LAS VEGAS - Wildland fire officials will lift seasonal fire restrictions on public lands in Southern Nevada managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service on Sept. 6.
August 21, 2014
LAKE MEAD HITS RECORD LOW, WATER RECREATION STILL ‘PREMIER’
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Throughout the summer, media have reported that Lake Mead is “sinking,” “shriveling” and “drying to new lows.” Yes, the lake has reached a record low, but the lake is nowhere near dry. The reservoir that began filling after the construction of the Hoover Dam remains one of America’s largest man-made lakes and one of the National Park Service’s most popular destinations.
August 19, 2014
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RELATED TO BOULDER CITY BYPASS PROJECT
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for a proposed Utility Line Relocation and Temporary Water Line for Boulder City Bypass Project at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
August 18, 2014
SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING CALIFORNIA MAN
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service rangers are searching for a missing 31-year-old Southern California man who was last seen in the water near Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave.
August 13, 2014
KIWANIS CLUB DONATES LIFE JACKETS
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – In an effort to promote safety at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, the Colorado River Kiwanis Club in Bullhead City, Arizona, donated 168 life jackets to the National Park Service earlier this year.
June 24, 2014
INTERIOR DESIGNATES SOUTHWEST’S FIRST NATIONAL WATER TRAIL
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has designated a portion of the Lower Colorado River that flows through Lake Mead National Recreation Area as a National Water Trail.