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 »
NPS Releases Official Information Regarding Body Found July 21 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 34-07
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691
The National Park Service dispatch center received a call at 12:21 p.m., Saturday, July 21. Two recreational divers (a husband and wife team) discovered a body in about 15 feet of water. The area the body was found is just north of Placer Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave.
NPS Rangers, Special Agents, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene. NPS divers recovered the body.
The body has been identified as 37-year-old Larry Dwayne Tyree of Tiffin, Ohio. According to investigators he had been in Las Vegas for about three months working a construction job.
The Clark County Coroner will determine the exact cause of death. The incident is currently under investigation. This is all the information we have at this time. Additional updates will be sent when more information is available.
This is the 18th fatality at Lake Mead National Recreation Area this calendar year.
Did You Know?
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.