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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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NPS to waive fees for Lake Mead and Lake Mohave this Saturday

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Date: September 24, 2008
Contact: Andrew Munoz, 702.293.8691

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – On Saturday, Sept 27, all entrance fees into Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be waived in honor of National Public Lands Day.  In addition on Sept. 28, fees will be waived for newly naturalized citizens.

Nine federal agencies, 125 state and local partners, dozens of non-profit organizations, tens of thousands of individuals are expected to participate in more than a thousand volunteer projects across the country. Please visit http://www.publiclandsday.org for more information.


One third of the land in the United States has been set aside as open space. 600 million acres of parks, refuges, forests, wetlands, cultural sites, and other shared areas provide a variety of public resources.

National Public Lands Day is the only time that entrance fees are waived systematically on public lands throughout the country. Normally, 147 of the country’s 391 National Park Service sites charge entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. The other 244 areas do not have entrance fees.

The other federal agencies not charging for admittance that day include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Did You Know?

Down River view of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.