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 »
Stay Involved in the Management of Your National Parks
We rely heavily on your feedback to help guide the stewardship of America's great natural and cultural resources. By clicking on the Documents link below, you can read about projects specific to Lake Mead NRA. In addition, the NPS launched a new, web-based software- Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC)- which will act as your eyes and ears on projects occurring at NPS units throughout the nation. The PEPC site makes it easy for you to review planning and environmental documents and allows you to post your comments on documents open for public comment. We encourage you to visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov to access the PEPC site.
Did You Know?
Joshua trees are the largest of the yuccas, growing to 35 feet tall. They are among the oldest plants in the desert; some over 1,000 years old.