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FEE-FREE NAT'L PARK WEEK ENDS THIS WEEKEND, NPS HOSTS JUNIOR RANGER DAY ACTIVITIES SATURDAY

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Date: April 22, 2011
Contact: VISITOR INFORMATION, (702) 293-8990
Contact: MEDIA: Andrew S. Muñoz, (702) 293-8691

LAS VEGAS - Saturday and Sunday are the last days to enjoy free entry to Lake Mead National Recreation Area as National Park Week comes to an end. The next fee free day will be June 21, the first day of summer.

Tomorrow is Junior Ranger Day. Park rangers will be hosting fun outdoor activities and demonstrations. As part of the National Park Service Healthy People, Healthy Parks Initiative, the event will include ranger-led hikes. Smokey Bear and Mojave Max will be on hand to greet visitors and rangers will hold emergency equipment demonstrations. Kids will be able to earn their Lake Mead National Recreation Area junior ranger badge.

Activities will be at the newly renovated Boulder Beach picnic area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge to participate.

For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/lakemead or call (702) 293-8990.

- NPS -

Did You Know?

Scenic view over looking Lake Mohave

With more than 700 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead offers countless opportunities for exploration. One can return to Lake Mead National Recreation Area again and again to a favorite cove or hideaway in which to enjoy the special solitude, where water and desert contrast and complement each other.