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 »
LAKE MEAD FEES TO INCREASE JAN 15, BUY 2011 ANNUAL PASSES AT 2010 RATES THROUGH JAN. 14
Contact: Kevin Turner, (702) 293-8712
LAS VEGAS – The director of the National Park Service has approved the increase of entrance and lake use fees at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The new fee schedule will go into effect Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.
Passes will be $10 for vehicles and motorcycles, $16 for vessels, and $5 for individuals entering on foot or by bicycle. Passes will be valid for seven days from purchase, which is two more days than before. Annual passes will be $30 each. Discounts for additional annual passes will be discontinued. The price for the federal interagency annual pass remains unchanged at $80.
Passes are available at any of the park’s entrance stations, park headquarters at 601 Nevada Way in downtown Boulder City, Nev., or by mail with a form available on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/lake. Order forms sent by mail must be received by Jan. 14, 2011 to receive the 2010 rate.
Funding from recreation fees is used to enhance the visitor experience and protect resources. The park uses this funding to improve launch ramp access, picnic areas, protect natural resources, provide additional litter cleanup, and provide visitor education programs. By National Park Service policy, recreation fee funding cannot be used for normal operational costs such as permanent employee salaries.
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"We labor long and earnestly for peace, because war threatens the survival of man. It is time we labored with equal passion to defend our environment." -- Senator Alan Bible