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, through Sept. 11. 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 »
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND STATISTICS (JULY 1-4, 2011)
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, (702) 293-8691
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has released visitor statistics for Fourth of July weekend. They encompass visitor use and incident statistics from Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4 throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes both lakes Mead and Mohave.
Park rangers responded to multiple boating accidents and disabled boats in the park as a result of thunderstorms on Sunday. Over 50 park visitors were rescued, saved and/or medically treated as a result of park ranger emergency response during the four day period.
Total Visitation: 107,906 visits
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Did You Know?
Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.