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?
Joshua trees are the largest of the yuccas, growing to 35 feet tall. They are among the oldest plants in the desert; some over 1,000 years old.