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 »
Placer Cove Access Road (NPS Road AR47) to Lake Mohave, Closed Due to Road Damage Sustained in Yesterday’s Flash Flooding
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947
National Park Service RoadAR 47, (commonly referred to as the Placer Cove Road and/or the Eldorado Canyon/Nelson Road) has been temporarily closed at the turnoff from the Nelson Access Road. The temporary closure is necessary due to the damage sustained in yesterday’s flash flooding. We are estimating that two inches of rain fell in less than one hour.
At this time, a schedule for repairing and re-opening the road has not been finalized. Currently, Lake Mead NRA Rangers and Maintenance Crews are assessing the damage. Updates will be sent when new information is available.
This access area, Placer Cove, on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave is a very popular weekend destination for Southern Nevadans. Visitors can still access the Nevada side of Lake Mohave by taking the Cottonwood Cove Access Road to the Cottonwood Cove developed area of Lake Mohave. This area has a launch ramp, marina, boat rentals a store, restaurant, dry storage, and an RV Park.
National Park Service Rangers want to remind visitors to be safe and stay out of washes and low-lying road areas during rain storms. Rangers caution all visitors that the rain from storms miles away from your location can still cause flash floods. It is always a good idea to check the weather forecast before you visit the park -- especially in monsoon season (August/September). The National Weather Service Recreation Forecast line is 263.9750, or you can visit their website: www.wrh.noaa.gov/vef.
Did You Know?
In order to manage invasive plants on park lands, 16 Exotic Plant Management Teams (EPMT's) have been deployed throughout the country. The teams are a new weapon to combat exotic plants. The first test of the EPMT concept was made in 1996 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. More...