Important Notice to Mariners
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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 »
Fatality at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 25-07
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947
At about 6:30 p.m., tonight (Sunday, June 3), the National Park Service Dispatch Center received an emergency call about a possible drowning at the Special Events Beach. This area is a part of Boulder Beach on the Nevada side of Lake Mead.
National Park Service Rangers and Nevada Department of Wildlife Wardens responded with a total of four vessels within 10 minutes of the call. Additional Rangers, Wardens, and Emergency Medical Service personnel also responded to the beach area in vehicles.
A personal watercraft (PWC) without a rider was adrift when Rangers and Wardens arrived on scene. Witnesses on other PWCs were able to tell Rangers the general area the man was last seen.
About an hour after the original call came in, the body of the 44-year-old Las Vegas Man was recovered in 15 feet of water about 100 yards from the shoreline. He was not wearing a life jacket.
This is what we know at this time:
At this time he is presumed drowned, however, the Clark County Coroner will determine the cause of death. This is all we know, an update will be sent when more information is known.
The National Park Service is investigating this fatality and the Clark County Coroner will determine the cause of death. This is the 11th fatality of the year at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. If this is a confirmed drowning, it will be the first drowning of the year.
Rangers and Wardens want to remind all visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area to always wear your life jacket.
Did You Know?
"Wilderness... is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." --Wilderness Act