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 »
Callville Bay Launch Ramp Update
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947
Due to lowering water levels on Lake Mead, the Callville Bay launch ramp currently ends at the water. NPS maintenance personnel will be installing a sign this evening that states, “Launch Ramp Ends - Launch at Your Own Risk.” Tomorrow, the National Park Service and Callville Bay Marina personnel will be installing river rock at the south end of the ramp to allow for at least one shallow launch lane. Additionally, concrete slabs will be installed on the north end of the ramp as soon as possible.
When the rock and concrete are installed, a new update will be sent.
Alternative launch ramps to use in the interim include Echo Bay (north of Callville Bay at Northshore mile marker 36) and Lake Mead Marina (south of Callville Bay at Lakeshore mile marker 3).
The National Park Service and Callville Bay Resort are committed to keeping a working launch ramp at Callville Bay. Updates on the status of the Callville Bay launch ramp will be sent out regularly as improvements are made.
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