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, 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 »
NPS Cyclic and Federal Highway Road Maintenance Resumes in Lake Mead NRA
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947
The chip/seal project that was started last fall by Hardrives Construction from Billings, Montana, is resuming. The project is part of ongoing, multi-year Federal Highway Administration, Federal Lands Division work and National Park Service (NPS) cyclic road maintenance. The NPS tries to accomplish this type of work in the off season to minimize impacts to visitors.
The chip/seal work will include the first phase of Lakeshore Road, the Alan Bible Visitor Center parking lot, the Railroad Tunnel trail parking lot, and the Boulder Beach entrance station. The scope of this work will include crack sealing, chip sealing, and re-striping. The cost of this work is $420,644 and is expected to last until May 2006. The Alan Bible Visitor Center is scheduled to be closed for one day, March 28, 2006. This date may need to be adjusted due to weather conditions.
The following road projects are part of the Federal Highway Administration’s contract with Frehner Construction out of Las Vegas, to do work at various locations on Northshore Road and all of Lake Mead Boulevard. This work could cause slight delays. The total scope of this work includes grading, drainage work, asphalt resurfacing, pavement rehabilitation and fog sealing. The cost of this work is $13,906,507.
There will be no total road closures, but there will be one-lane closures to accomplish the work in some areas. Delays in traffic are not to exceed 15 minutes. At times, visitors will be led by pilot cars.
This project is scheduled to run from now through May 2007 and includes:
Box Car Wash:
Lake Mead Boulevard and Northshore Road Intersection:
Lake Mead Boulevard (Near Gypsum Wash):
Work will begin in about one month once the Lake Mead Boulevard work is completed. Crews will be removing existing curb and gutter. We are anticipating work will take about 8 weeks once pulverizing begins. New curbs and gutters will be constructed.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a unit of the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.