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 »
Willow Beach Access Road and Launch Ramp Update Access Road are Reopen 58-06
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702-293-8947
The Willow Beach Access Road (at about mile marker 13 on Highway 93 in Arizona) and launch ramp were re-opened to the public ahead of schedule Friday, November 3. The access road and launch ramp have previously been closed since October 14 from a severe storm and subsequent flash flooding.
The main access road will still be gravel in the most heavily damaged areas. Work, and eventual repaving, will continue on the main access road. The north side of the launch ramp will be open while work continues on the south side of the ramp. Work will also be continuing in the wash areas as dikes and culverts are repaired.
The controlled-access Lower Portal Road on the Nevada side of Hoover Dam, will once again be open to the river rafting concessioner and canoe and kayaking permit holders from November 4-26. The Lower Portal Road will close November 27 through January 30 for previously scheduled site improvements.
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