• 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, beginning Aug. 1. 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 »

Firearms Regulations

Federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws outside the park, to legally possess firearms in this park. (Sec. 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24)

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. See below for links to state laws governing firearms.

Firearms Prohibited in Federal Buildings

Firearms are prohibited in federal buildings where federal employees work. This includes visitor centers, park administrative offices, and ranger stations. (18 U.S.C. § 930)

Target Shooting Prohibited

Target shooting of any kind is prohibited in the park. Shooting is allowed on certain lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

State Firearms Laws

Arizona - ARS Title 13, Chapter 31
Nevada - NRS Chapter 202

State of Nevada requires a valid permit to carry a firearm concealed. The permit must be issued or recognized by the state that the park area is in. Arizona doesn't require a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Below are popular park areas and the state they are located in.

Park Areas State
Arizona Telephone Cove Arizona
Boulder Beach Nevada
Callville Bay Nevada
Cottonwood Cove Nevada
Echo Bay Nevada
Six Mile Cove - Lake Mohave Nevada
Government Wash Nevada
Hemenway Harbor Nevada
Katherine Landing Arizona
Nevada Telephone Cove Nevada
Placer Cove Nevada
Princess Cove Arizona




Hunting

Hunting is permitted in designated areas of Lake Mead National Recreation Area and is regulated by state game agencies. Park rangers and state game wardens enforce game regulations. See park hunting maps for designated hunting areas. Be sure to review state hunting regulations for seasons and ensure you possess the appropriate hunting license.

Hunting Maps
Arizona Game & Fish Department
Nevada Department of Wildlife

Did You Know?

Desolate picture of the Mojave Desert

In October 1857, a caravan of 28 camels crossed the Colorado River below present Bullhead City, AZ. Lieutenant Edward F. Beale was testing camels for desert travel for the War Department.