• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Park Management Plans

Management plans ensure park managers are guided by law, regulation, science and public input when ensuring the mission of the park is accomplished. The park's mission is governed by both the National Park Service Organic Act and the legislation that created Lake Mead National Recreation Area known as enabling legislation.

 
 
Lake Mead NRA Lake Mangement Plan Cover

Lake Management Plan

Volume I
Volume II

 
Lake Mead NRA Land Protection Plan

Land Protection Plan

Plan with Amendments

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.