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, through Sept. 11. 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 »
Temporary One-Day Closure of Callville Bay Launch Ramp Monday, March 31, 2008 8-08
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691
There will be a temporary one-day closure of the Callville Bay boat launch ramp on Monday, March 31, 2008. The temporary closure is necessary because a new courtesy dock for the boat launch ramp is being delivered and installed. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until the new courtesy dock is operational. All other facilities and services at Callville Bay Marina will remain open and available to visitors.
“We regret the inconvenience of this temporary one-day closure. We have scheduled the work on Monday to minimize the impact to visitors. Boaters can use the Echo Bay launch ramp (about 15 miles north of Callville Bay) or the Boulder Harbor launch ramp ( about 20 miles south of Callville Bay) to access Lake Mead.
The National Park Service has contracted with Holm Welding of Veyo, Utah to construct and install a total of four new courtesy docks on Lake Mead. In addition to Callville Bay, new courtesy docks will also be installed at Echo Bay, Boulder Harbor and Overton Beach. The project cost $250,000 and is being paid for with Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act funding.
Did You Know?
Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.