• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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    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 »


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Date: January 10, 2011

 LAS VEGAS – The historic Lake Mead Overlook will be closed Monday morning as crews assess the area in preparation of an upgrade and restoration project set to begin in fall. The overlook is located off of Nevada state route 172 (Old U.S. Hwy 93) between U.S. 93 and Hoover Dam.

Originally constructed shortly after Hoover Dam was completed, the Lake Mead Overlook offers sweeping views of Boulder Basin and mountains to the north and west of Lake Mead.  The area was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps and incorporates many historic design features of the period. As many as 500 visitors stop at the overlook each day.

The overlook will be closed Monday, Jan. 24 beginning at 7 a.m. and will reopen no later than noon the same day.


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