I-15 REOPENED, LAKE MEAD ENTRANCE FEES TO RESUME SUNDAY
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 »
Current Conditions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Launching Update
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947
Lake Mead has more than 500 miles of shoreline and the water elevation is 1,138 vertical feet. The current water temperature is 61 degrees. Lake Mohave has 250 miles of shoreline and the water elevation is 644 vertical feet. There are a wide range of recreational activities available to visitors on both lakes. Personal watercraft are allowed on 95 percent of Lakes Mead and Mohave.
All nine marinas in the park are open and have a variety of services to offer visitors. Additional information on services like boat rentals, boat tours, and river rafting trips can be found on our website: www.nps.gov/lame and also on: www.funonthelake.com.
According to the March 2006 Bureau of Reclamation 24-month forecast for reservoir levels, all ramps on Lake Mead will remain operational throughout the summer 2006 season. The Bureau updates the 24-month forecast once a month. You can access their site at: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/lcrivops.html
Launch Ramp Update
Boulder Harbor Launch Ramp (next to Lake Mead Marina)
Las Vegas Bay Launch Ramp was closed December 15, 2003 and the courtesy dock was removed.
Government Wash and Pearce Ferry launch ramps remain closed.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a unit of the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together in bachelor groups until the summer breeding season.