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Date: August 17, 2012

National Park Service

U. S. Department of the Interior

Lake Mead National Recreation Area News Release


August 17, 2012

Release No.2012-30

Contact: Bruce Nyhuis, (702) 293-8669


LAS VEGAS - Construction is scheduled to begin during the week of August 20 on major renovations at Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Boulder Beach Campground. This project involves construction of new concrete RV pads, restroom buildings, and related campsite facilities. While existing trees will remain in place, all other non-native shrubs will be removed and replaced with native plants selected to provide shade, privacy, and windbreak. Construction is scheduled to end in late February, 2013.

This project will improve visitor facilities at Boulder Beach Campground by providing campsite facilities that can accommodate modern RVs. New restroom facilities will be constructed to allow access by all visitors, including those with disabilities. New native vegetation and an upgraded automatic irrigation system will help to conserve water.

Funding for this $2,635,164 project has been provided through the sale of federal lands in southern Nevada authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. The contractor is E-Corp from Las Vegas.


Did You Know?

Down River view of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.