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 »
2011 SUMMER FIRE RESTRICTIONS
Contact: Visitor Information, (702) 293-8990
Fire restrictions in effect at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are necessary to prevent wildfires during this period of extended drought and increased potential for wildfires in Nevada and Arizona. This restriction does not apply to National Park Service lands within the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
Effective at 12:00 a.m. PDT on Saturday, May 14, 2011 and until rescinded, the following acts are prohibited:
Activities that will be allowed include:
The following persons are exempt from the restrictions of this Fire Prevention Order:
The use of fireworks, including "safe and sane,” is prohibited at all times on all public lands including Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Any violation of Fire Restrictions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 6 months, or both Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2.13 (c) under the National Park Service.
Questions about fire restrictions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area can be directed to the Visitor Center or Park Information Desk at: (702) 293-8990 or 8906.
Did You Know?
The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.