Fire Restrictions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 19-08
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691
Fire restrictions in effect at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are necessary to prevent wildfires during this period of extended drought and increased potential for wildfires in Nevada and Arizona. This restriction does not apply to National Park Service lands within the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
Effective at 12:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, May 16, 2007 and until rescinded, the following acts are prohibited:
Activities that will be allowed include:
The following persons are exempt from the restrictions of this Fire Prevention Order:
The use of fireworks, including "safe and sane,” is prohibited at all times on all public lands including Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Any violation of Fire Restrictions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 6 months, or both Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2.13 (c) under the National Park Service.
Questions about fire restrictions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area can be directed to the Visitor Center or Park Information Desk at: 702.293.8990 or 8906.
Did You Know?
Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.