• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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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 »

NPS Announces Temporary closure of Kingman Wash 62-06

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Date: November 28, 2006
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702-293-8947

Today, Tuesday, November 28, NPS maintenance personnel have temporarily closed Kingman Wash Road (Approved Road #70) to motor vehicle travel, hiking, and other recreational uses of the land-based area through December 2. This road is located in Arizona off U.S. Highway 93 at mile marker 2. Additionally, several other roads that are accessed from the Kingman Wash Road are also temporary closed: Kingman Wash South Mine Road (Approved Road #70A), Kingman Wash North Mine Road (Approved Road #70B), and Fortification Hill Road (Approved Road #70C).

Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

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.