I-15 REOPENED, LAKE MEAD ENTRANCE FEES TO RESUME SUNDAY
The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »
Important Notice to Mariners
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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 »
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.
Did You Know?
As early as 3,000 years ago, people inhabiting the Southwest began chiseling and painting pictures on rocks and cliff walls. Preserved by the dry climate, much of this rock art ranging from complicated geometric designs to huge figures, remains to puzzle, astonish, and awe modern-day viewers.