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 »
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, beginning Aug. 1. 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 »
Special Diving Restriction Extended on Lake Mead 4-07
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the extension of the diving restriction of the portion of the Lower Overton Arm until January 21, 2008:
This area remains closed to SCUBA and all forms or underwater diving unless a permit has been issued by the Chief Ranger’s Office.
The restriction is necessary to protect a sensitive archaeological resource, the submerged B-29 aircraft, while the National Park Service completes a resource protection plan for the area. The B-29, and the site upon which it rests, are managed by the National Park Service under the National Historic Preservation Act.
Trial Period to Allow Permitted Diving Spring 2007The National Park Service, its partners and members of the local dive community are finalizing a site stewardship plan. The NPS plans on initiating a trial period in the Spring 2007 that would allow qualified technical divers (with permitted escorts) to dive the site. More information will be available when the plan is finalized this Spring. If divers have questions about the status of the plan, they can email Park Ranger Marc Burt at e-mail us.
Link to B-29 page
Did You Know?
Hoover Dam was the first major dam to span the wild Colorado River. One hundred twelve workers died before it was finished in 1935.