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 »
Lake Mead National Recreation Area to Waive Entrance Fees
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947
Clean-up Also Scheduled
On Saturday, September 30, all entrance fees into Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be waived in honor of the 13th Annual National Public Lands Day. The National Park Service is joining other federal land agencies (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service) also waiving their entrance fees to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
Additionally, the Southern Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program, Get Outdoors Nevada, is sponsoring a clean-up at Lake Mead on Saturday, September 30. The clean-up will be held from 8-11:30 a.m. at the northern end of Boulder Beach. On September 23, a clean-up will be held at Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area. Lunch will be provided to volunteers who pre-register by calling 895.5734 or www.getoutdoorsnevada.org.
“Residents and visitors in Southern Nevada are really fortunate to have so many varied recreational opportunities provided by public lands surrounding the valley. We would like individuals and/or groups to participate in one of the clean-ups this month. We also hope people will take advantage of the entrance fee waiver and bring their friends and family members out to enjoy their public lands here at Lake Mead National Recreation Area or other federal lands in the valley,” said Superintendent Bill Dickinson.
All entrance fees into the park will be waived, but the lake use fee for vessels will still be charged September 30.
Did You Know?
Joshua trees are the largest of the yuccas, growing to 35 feet tall. They are among the oldest plants in the desert; some over 1,000 years old.