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 »
TEMPORARY BACKCOUNTRY ROAD CLOSURE SEPT. 20-21 NEAR TEMPLE BAR
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, (702) 293-8691
TEMPLE BAR, Ariz. - The National Park Service will be temporarily closing approved road (AR) 134 to through traffic Sept. 20-21 at the park boundary. AR 134 also known as Temple Bar Back Road provides access to the White Hills near Temple Bar. Park staff will be installing cattle guards at these points. Visitors who use AR 134 to travel between Temple Bar and Pearce Ferry Road should use alternate routes. The closure will not affect Gregg's Hideout Road (AR 136).
MAP OF CLOSURE LOCATIONS:
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Did You Know?
Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.