• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »


Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: March 30, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior


For Immediate Release: March 30, 2012
Release No.: 2012-10

Contact: Randy Lavasseur, (702) 293-8817


LAS VEGAS- The southbound travel lane of Lakeshore Road within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be closed for construction at mile marker 1.5 for 100 yards April 3 through April 5, 2012. Additionally, the maximum speed limit will be reduced from 50 mph to 20 mph for 300 yards on both travel lanes approaching the construction site. The National Park Service is advising visitors to expect delays and exercise caution as they approach the construction site.

Visitors are reminded to wear their seatbelts and life jackets during Spring Break while recreating on the beautiful lands and waterways of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. .

To plan your visit to Lake Mead, visit http://www.nps.gov/lake. Visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm for discounts and special offers at Lake Mead and national parks nationwide.

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.