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 »
CALLVILLE BAY ACCESS ROAD CLOSED AFTER FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
National Park Service
At 9:19 a.m. Sept. 23, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received an emergency call reporting a motorcycle down near mile marker 3.
National Park Service Rangers from the Lake Mead District responded and found a 22-year-old male unresponsive 75 feet off the road down an embankment.
Rangers conducted CPR for 40 minutes before a Community Ambulance paramedic pronounced the driver dead at the scene.
Preliminary reports indicate speed as a contributing factor. The National Park Service Rangers are handling the accident investigation with the assistance of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The identity of the driver will not be released until next of kin have been notified.
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.