• 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 »

Atlas of Lake Mead

LAME-Map-Aged         Abandoned Mines        Quagga Mussel        Bats of Lake Mead        Bear Poppy        Bighorn shep        Burrowing Owls        Desert Tortoise        Desert Trumpet        Fortification Hill        Hamblin-Cleopatra        Liberty Bell Arch        Mountain Lion        Peregrine Falcon        Razorback Sucker        Relict Leopard Frog        Sedimentation Lake Mead        Springs of Lake Mead        Storage Capacity        Surface Lake Mohave        Surface Lake Mead        St. Thomas Nevada        Lowering Lake Levels

Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.