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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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    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 »

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National Park Service Engine Reports Small Fire at Lake Mead Marina Complex (Part of Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina) 23-08

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Date: May 22, 2008
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691

 The fire was isolated on a part of the Spyglass portion of the B-Dock.  Boats in slips 78, 79, and 80 were completely destroyed by the fire. Additionally, two other boats on that finger of the dock were damaged (slip numbers not yet available).

At this time, the exact cause of the fire is unknown. At this time, NPS Rangers do not believe anyone was injured. The fire is still under investigation and updates will be sent when more information becomes available.

The Las Vegas Boat Harbor concession employees successfully contained the blaze with NPS Rangers and fire personnel. 

This is all we know at this time.Additional updates will be sent via email.

Did You Know?

Geometric Petroglyphs on rocks

As early as 3,000 years ago, people inhabiting the Southwest began chiseling and painting pictures on rocks and cliff walls. Preserved by the dry climate, much of this rock art ranging from complicated geometric designs to huge figures, remains to puzzle, astonish, and awe modern-day viewers.