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 »
Fire Restriction at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Monday, May 15, 2006
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is implementing fire restrictions on Monday, May 15, 2006. Due to the abundant growth of grass and brush from the 2005 winter/spring rains, a high fire danger still exists. This vegetation has grown, and is now dried out with the heat of the season, producing fuel for wildland fires. This dangerous combination of above-average amounts of fuel, mixed with dry conditions, increases the likelihood of fires caused by lightning and by visitors. The good news for visitors this summer season is fires will be allowed in campsites or picnic areas with fire rings and or/grills, and on vessels outside the harbors and at least 100-feet away from shoreline vegetation.
Violation of this High Fire Danger Closure Order is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.
This restriction does not apply to the Grand Canyon/Parashant National Monument. When conditions warrant, restrictions for the monument will be announced in conjunction with the Arizona Strip Office of the Bureau of Land Management.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a unit of the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
"The wilderness . . . that has come to us from the eternity of the past we have the boldness to project into the eternity of the future. It seems presumptuous for men and women . . . to dare to undertake a program for perpetuity, but that surely is our challenge." -- Howard Zahniser