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 »
Notice to Mariners - Changes in Aids to Navigation Hemenway Harbor
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691
Lake Mead Recreation Area Superintendent William K Dickenson announces changes to Aids to Navigation in the Hemenway Harbor of Lake Mead. Due to the relocation of the Lake Mead Marina Complex to Hemenway Harbor, the following buoy has been added:
Hemenway Harbor “A” Mid-Channel Buoy is located at:
36 degrees 01 minutes 40.9 seconds north
114 degrees 46 minutes 01.8 seconds west
The red and white vertically striped, lighted, can shaped buoy, will show a “Flash” sequence. The white light will be on for 0.8 seconds, off for 1.2 seconds, on for 2.4 seconds, then off for 3.6 seconds. The sequence is then repeated. This new buoy will aid mariners navigating to the center entrance of Hemenway Harbor.
Did You Know?
In October 1857, a caravan of 28 camels crossed the Colorado River below present Bullhead City, AZ. Lieutenant Edward F. Beale was testing camels for desert travel for the War Department.