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    The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »

  • 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 »

Willow Beach Developed Area and Access Road 54-06

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Date: October 16, 2006
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947

  • The Willow Beach access road (off Highway 93), washed out from flooding in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 14 remains closed. The NPS is estimating that the access road and developed area will remain closed for at least one week. Willow Beach is about 13 miles south of Hoover Dam. It is on the Arizona side of Lake Mohave and is a very popular recreation spot for Southern Nevadans and Arizonans.


  • The river raft, canoe, and kayak trips in Black Canyon will resume once the road is safe to travel on. 


Additional Road Closure:

  • The St. Thomas access road remains closed at this time. The St. Thomas Road is just north of the Overton Beach Marina and east of Valley of Fire State Park.

We feel fortunate that there were no reported injuries, fatalities or missing persons associated with the storm and subsequent flooding.

Additional updates will be sent via email as soon as new information becomes available.

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"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." -- John Muir