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 »
DEAD CARP WASH UP ON LAKE MOHAVE BEACHES
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising Memorial Day visitors to Lake Mohave to expect an unpleasant odor and to see dead carp on beaches. Biologists from the National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Arizona Game and Fish Department are looking into the cause.
There are no known human heath risks associated with the suspected cause of the carp deaths. However, as a precaution the National Park Service is advising visitors to avoid handling the dead fish.
Biologists have collected specimens for testing. Test results are due back next week.
There haven't been any reports of carp deaths in Lake Mead or other fish species being affected.
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Did You Know?
The pioneer town of St. Thomas, Nevada was flooded by the rising waters of Lake Mead in 1938. The 400 inhabitants had to find homes elsewhere. More...