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UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA MAY 18

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Date: May 16, 2013

National Park Service 
U.S. Department of the Interior 

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release 

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2013 
Release No.: 2013-33
Contact: Christie Vanover, e-mail us 702-283-2344

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA MAY 18

BOULDER CITY, NEV. - The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area May 18.

Lifejacket World Record Day May 18

Hundreds of visitors are expected to show up to Lake Mead National Recreation Area at 11 a.m. May 18 to put on their lifejackets in hopes of breaking last year's world record. Events will be held at Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Katherine Landing, Cottonwood Cove and Meadview. At Las Vegas Boat Harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct free vessel inspections and Nevada Department of Wildlife will offer a free lifejacket exchange program. Information booths and interactive displays will also be set up at Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Katherine Landing and Cottonwood Cove until 1 p.m. Visitors who show up with lifejackets who plan to attend the event will be granted free entrance into the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LV10K Open Water National Championship May 18

Around 150 swimmers will compete in the LV10K Open Water Swim at Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Boulder Beach May 18 during the U.S. Masters Swimming 2013 National 10K Open Water Championship swim race. Participants from 26 states will swim the 10K, 5K and 1 mile. The event is 8 a.m. to noon. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.lv10k.com/

Re"Cycle" Life Charity Ride May 18

Around 100 people will cycle through Lake Mead National Recreation Area to raise awareness for organ donation during the first Nevada Donor Network Re"Cycle" Life Charity Ride May 18. The 40-mile ride begins at 8 a.m. in Saguaro Park in Henderson, Nev., and travels through Lake Las Vegas and the River Mountains Loop Trail within Lake Mead NRA. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.active.com/cycling/henderson-nv/cycling-event---recycle-life-2013

Rocky Mountain Spearfishing Nationals May 18

Around 50 spear fisherman will compete in the 2013 Rocky Mountain Spearfishing Nationals at Lake Mead National Recreation Area May 18. Competitors will dive and fish throughout the lake from daybreak to 2 p.m. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://rockymountainspearfishing.org/wp/.

Props & Wheels Poker Run May 18

Around 100 boaters will participate in the Lake Mead Yacht Club 2013 Props & Wheels Poker Run at Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Callville Bay May 18. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://thelakemeadyachtclub.com/.

Ultimate Bass Fishing Tournament May 18

Around 50 anglers will compete in an Ultimate Team Tour Fishing Tournament at Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Callville Bay May 18. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://ultimatebassteams.com/divisions/nevada/.

24th Annual Firefighter Fishing Derby May 18

Around 75 people will compete in the 24th Annual Firefighting Fishing Derby at Lake Mead National Recreation Area's South Cove May 18. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://pffaz.org/24th-annual-firefighter-fishing-derby.

American Bass Association Fishing Tournament May 18

Around 50 anglers will compete in an American Bass Association Fishing Tournament May at Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Cottonwood Cove May 18. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.americanbass.com/Sched_Lake_Mohave_Cottonwood_Cove_Team_Open13.htm.

 -NPS-

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