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 »
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 »
National Park Service (NPS) and Partners will Hold an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Checkpoint at Lake Mead on August 26, 2006
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947
On Saturday, August 26, 2006, NPS Rangers, will conduct an OUI (commonly referred to as a DUI - driving while under the influence) Checkpoint at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The NPS Rangers will be assisted by Nevada Department of Wildlife Wardens, Rangers from both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service, and STOP DUI Volunteers.
Operations like OUI checkpoints, for both cars and vessels, help ensure the safety of our visitors and employees. Rangers want to remind visitors to be responsible while operating motor vehicles or vessels in the recreation area. The maximum fine for a misdemeanor OUI is $5,000 and/or six months in jail.
Did You Know?
The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.