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  • 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 »

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April 09, 2014
TEMPORARY CLOSURES AT LAKE MEAD APRIL 9-10
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Land areas in northern Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed April 9-10. Northshore Road, Echo Bay, Redstone and the lake remain open.

March 28, 2014
LAKE MOHAVE MARINA CONTRACT OPEN FOR BID
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a 15-year business opportunity to operate a full-service marina at Katherine Landing on Lake Mohave within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

March 27, 2014
TEMPORARY CLOSURE MARCH 27-MAY 12 AT VIRGIN RIVER BASIN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Virgin River Basin at Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed March 27 through May 12.

March 13, 2014
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA MARCH 15-APRIL 12
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area March 15-April 12

February 22, 2014
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR 2 MISSING BOATERS
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The search for two missing Las Vegas men continues at Lake Mead Feb. 22.

February 21, 2014
SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING BOATERS
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Officials have recovered an adult male and are searching for two others at Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Echo Bay.

February 06, 2014
TEMPORARY CLOSURE FEB 10 TO JUNE 30 AT WETLANDS TRAIL TRAILHEAD
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Portions of Wetland Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed Feb. 10 through June 30 during the construction of a new grade control structure in the Lower Las Vegas Wash.

February 05, 2014
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA FEB 8 – MARCH 29
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Feb. 8 through March 29

January 31, 2014
600 MORE SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED AT LAKE MEAD NRA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area continues to “Go Green” with the addition of photovoltaic systems that not only ensure conservative energy, but also provide shade to government vehicles.

January 27, 2014
132 BALD EAGLES SPOTTED DURING LAKE MEAD NRA ANNUAL SURVEY
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Volunteers and biologists spotted 132 bald eagles as eight survey boats traced the shorelines of Lake Mead and Lake Mohave searching for raptor species.

January 21, 2014
PUBLIC MEETINGS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF LAKE MEAD NRA WILDERNESS
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is holding three public meetings Feb. 11, 12 and 13 to present preliminary alternatives to the Wilderness Management Plan at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

December 03, 2013
RANGERS ENCOURAGE VISITORS TO REMAIN WEATHER SMART
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Strong winds and freezing temperatures are forecast for Lake Mead National Recreation Area through Dec. 7; therefore, rangers are advising visitors and employees to be cautious of the hazards.

November 25, 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA NOV 28-DEC 15
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 28 through Dec. 15.

November 22, 2013
WILLOW BEACH ROAD REOPENS AFTER FLOOD DAMAGE
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – Willow Beach Road in Lake Mead National Recreation Area has reopened. It was temporarily closed due to flooding and storm damage.

November 22, 2013
RAIN CAUSES TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES AT LAKE MEAD NRA
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – Due to flooding and storm damage, Willow Beach and St. Thomas roads in Lake Mead National Recreation Area are temporarily closed.

November 01, 2013
ARAMARK SELECTED TO OPERATE LAKE MEAD’S SIGHTSEEING BOAT TOUR
BOULDER CITY, Nev. — A 10-year concession contract has been awarded to ARAMARK to operate Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s sightseeing boat tours.

October 22, 2013
LAKE MOHAVE WATER LEVELS TO DROP DURING BOR RAZORBACK SUCKER HARVEST
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado Region officials are lowering water levels in Lake Mohave to aid in annual endangered fish species conservation Oct. 22 through late November.

October 21, 2013
YACHT SINKS AT LAKE MEAD, OCT 18
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A 65-foot yacht sunk while slipped at Temple Bar Marina on Lake Mead Oct. 18.

September 24, 2013
CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY AT LAKE MEAD NRA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a variety of events and offering free entry into the park Sept. 28 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

September 13, 2013
SEASONAL FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED AT LAKE MEAD NRA
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Wildland fire officials lifted seasonal fire restrictions Sept. 13 on public lands in Southern Nevada managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service.

August 30, 2013
LAKE MEAD INSTITUTE OFFERING FREE 2-CREDIT HOUR TEACHER WORKSHOP
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area is one of three national parks selected to participate in the 2013 Parks Climate Challenge program, which provides local teachers climate change training and resources by using national parks as living classrooms.

August 30, 2013
NDOW INVESTIGATES HEALTH CONCERNS IN BIGHORN SHEEP
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Wildlife and National Park Service are worried about the health of desert bighorn sheep living in the River Mountains between the city of Henderson and Lake Mead. Though biologists do not yet know exactly what is occurring within that herd, they are concerned that some animals may have contracted pneumonia, a disease that has serious and possibly deadly implications for bighorn sheep.

August 29, 2013
FREE LOANER LIFEJACKETS AVAILABLE AT LAKE MEAD, MOHAVE BEACHES
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A Las Vegas dad felt safer letting his kids swim at Boulder Beach at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Aug. 2, when he noticed the park’s new lifejacket loaner station.

August 23, 2013
JENNIFER HALEY SELECTED AS LAKE MEAD NRA RESOURCE CHIEF
BOULDER CITY, Nev. –Jennifer Haley has been selected as the Chief of Resource Management for Lake Mead National Recreation Area and will assume her new responsibilities Aug. 25.

August 22, 2013
CALLVILLE BAY LAUNCH RAMP UNDERGOING $1.35 MILLION IN IMPROVEMENTS
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A $1.35 million construction project began Aug. 22 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area to improve the launch ramp at Callville Bay.

August 22, 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AUG 25 – SEPT 28
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 25 to Sept. 28.

August 14, 2013
NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM AT LAKE MEAD NRA ‘AMAZING SUCCESS’
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – In just three months, recycling has increased an estimated 20 percent at Lake Mead National Recreation Area thanks to a new single stream no-sort recycling program.

August 12, 2013
LAKE MEAD NRA HYDRATION STATION SAVES 13,600 WATER BOTTLES AND COUNTING
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – In six months, Lake Mead National Recreation Area visitors have kept more than 13,600 water bottles out of landfills by using a new hydration station at the Alan Bible Visitor Center.

August 12, 2013
BODY RECOVERED AT LAKE MOHAVE, AUG 11
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The body of an adult male was recovered from Lake Mohave Aug. 11 in the area where a North Las Vegas man went missing Aug. 4. The Clark County Medical Examiner will verify the individual’s identity and cause of death.

August 11, 2013
NORTHSHORE ROAD REOPENS AFTER FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is now open in all directions after a fatal motorcycle accident.

August 11, 2013
NORTHSHORE ROAD TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is temporarily closed in both directions at mile marker 31.5 due to a motorcycle accident.

August 07, 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AUG 9-10
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 9-10. For more information about these free events, call 702-293-8990.

August 05, 2013
SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING SWIMMER
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is searching for a 23-year-old North Las Vegas man who was last seen in the water about a mile north of Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave Aug. 4.

July 19, 2013
3.3 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED LAKE MEAD NRA IN PAST 6 MONTHS
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the fifth most visited unit of the National Park Service, has seen a 6.09 percent increase in visitation in 2013.

July 03, 2013
BODY RECOVERED AT LAKE MEAD, JULY 3
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The body of an adult male was recovered from Lake Mead July 3 in the area where a Chicago man went missing June 20. The Clark County Medical Examiner is in the process of verifying his identity.

July 01, 2013
1 DEAD, MORE THAN A DOZEN RESCUED IN MULTIPLE INCIDENTS AT LAKE MEAD
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – An adult male died of unknown causes, five people were treated for heat-related illness and more than a dozen people were rescued in separate incidents at Lake Mead National Recreation Area over the weekend.

June 28, 2013
STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES DISCOURAGED AT LAKE MEAD NRA DURING HEAT WARNING
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Lake Mead National Recreation Area until 8 p.m. July 1. Temperatures in the park are forecasted to be near or above 114 degrees Friday afternoon on Lake Mead with temperatures on Lake Mohave reaching into the 120s, and they are expected to remain in the triple digits over the next ten days.

June 27, 2013
PARK FILM RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
BOULDER CITY, Nev. —The National Park Service is a recipient of the prestigious Spring 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award. Distinguishing excellence in film, television and digital media, these awards are widely recognized as a symbol of the highest standards in media production.

June 24, 2013
IMPROVEMENTS BEING MADE TO LAS VEGAS BAY CAMPGROUND
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A portion of the Las Vegas Bay Campground at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is receiving a $200,000 renovation.

June 24, 2013
BODY RECOVERED IN VIRGIN BASIN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Officials have recovered a body from the area where a 30-year-old Las Vegas man went missing June 23 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

June 24, 2013
SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING LAS VEGAS MAN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Officials are searching for a 30-year-old Las Vegas man who was last seen swimming in Lake Mead east of Callville Bay in the Virgin Basin June 23.

June 21, 2013
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING CHICAGO MAN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department continued searching June 21 for a Chicago man who went missing at Lake Mead June 20.

June 20, 2013
SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING CHICAGO MAN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is searching for a 35-year-old Chicago man who was last seen in the water near Sentinel Island in the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead June 20.

June 17, 2013
ECHO BAY COURTESY DOCK MOVED TO LOW WATER RAMP
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Because of a narrow channel near the main launch ramp at Echo Bay, officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are encouraging boaters to use the low water launch ramp.

June 12, 2013
SWIMMING ADVISORY LIFTED AT LAKE MEAD, NO TOXINS FOUND
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Swimmers are welcome back in the water at the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. The National Park Service lifted the no-swim advisory after lab results showed no toxin producers were found in the water.

June 08, 2013
1 DEAD, 5 RESCUED DURING SEARCH AND RESCUE AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area park rangers and its partners conducted a search and rescue operation for two adult males and four Boy Scouts in the White Rock Canyon area June 8.

June 08, 2013
LAKE MEAD OFFICIALS ADVISE VISITORS TO AVOID SWIMMING IN OVERTON ARM
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A foamy substance and a number of dead carp have been observed in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. The substance appeared to be coming from the mouth of the Virgin River and spanned approximately eight miles down to Echo Bay.

June 08, 2013
STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES DISCOURAGED AT LAKE MEAD NRA DURING EXTREME HEAT
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Lake Mead National Recreation Area until 8 p.m. June 9. Temperatures in the park were near or above 110 degrees Saturday afternoon, and they are expected to remain in the triple digits over the next seven days.

June 01, 2013
LAS VEGAS MAN DIES IN SCUBA INCIDENT
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – An adult male from Las Vegas died of unknown causes while scuba diving at Lake Mead National Recreation Area June 1.

May 29, 2013
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK AT LAKE MEAD NRA ENDS WITH SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area capped off National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) with a fatality-free Memorial Day Weekend.

May 29, 2013
ALAN BIBLE VISITOR CENTER TO HOST ART SHOW AND SALE JUNE 1-2
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A variety of Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs will be featured at the Weekend Art Show and Sale at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Alan Bible Visitor Center 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 1 and 2.

May 24, 2013
RANGERS ENFORCING SEAT BELT USE – DAY AND NIGHT
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off May 20 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

May 23, 2013
18 MILLION DOLLARS OF IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The National Park Service has made more than $18 million of improvements to major developed areas at Lake Mead National Recreation Area since last summer.

May 23, 2013
BOULDER BEACH FISHING PIER RE-OPENED
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Repairs to the fishing pier located at Boulder Beach are complete, and it has been repositioned back out on the water at Lake Mead.

May 16, 2013
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.

May 14, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY: LIFE JACKET WORLD RECORD DAY, SAFE BOATING PROCLAMATION MAY 18
Officials from the U.S. Senate, Clark County Commissioner’s Office, and the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City will present proclamations declaring May 18-24 National Safe Boating Week.

May 14, 2013
FUEL SERVICES AT COTTONWOOD COVE MARINA TEMPORARILY INTERRUPTED MAY 15
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – There will be a one-day interruption of marina fuel at Cottonwood Cove Marina May 15 while fuel services are transferred to a new dock.

May 10, 2013
CLOSURE MAY 13-15 ALONG CABIN SITE ROAD
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Portions of Cabin Site Road near Lake Mohave will be closed May 13-15 to repair damages from a water line break.

May 10, 2013
SOUTHERN NEVADA, LAKE MEAD NRA FIRE RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MAY 11
Las Vegas –May 11, the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada.

May 03, 2013
HUNDREDS NEEDED TO BREAK WORLD RECORD AT LAKE MEAD NRA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Hundreds are encouraged to visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area May 18 for the “Ready, Set, Wear It!” Life Jacket World Record Day.

April 26, 2013
JUNIOR RANGER DAY AT LAKE MEAD, APRIL 27
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The seventh annual Junior Ranger Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Boulder Beach picnic area.

April 24, 2013
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO OPERATE FUEL STATION AT ECHO BAY
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is soliciting applications for a business opportunity to provide water-based fuel services at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Echo Bay. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. May 15.

April 22, 2013
NATIVE PLANT NURSERY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING ON EARTH DAY
BOULDER CITY, Nev. - Lake Mead National Recreation Area celebrated Earth Day with the grand opening of the Song Dog Native Plant Nursery, April 22.

April 19, 2013
GET TO KNOW LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA DURING NATIONAL PARK WEEK APRIL 20-28
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is celebrating National Park Week April 20-28. This year’s theme, “Did you know…” encourages visitors to learn unique aspects about the National Park Service’s 401 parks. Below are some events happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area during National Park Week.

April 17, 2013
BODY RECOVERED AT LAKE MEAD
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The body of an adult male was recovered from Lake Mead April 17 during a permitted search and recovery operation. His identity has not yet been confirmed by the Clark County Medical Examiner.

April 15, 2013
LAKE MEAD BOAT TOUR CONTRACT OPEN FOR BID
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a 10-year business opportunity to operate sightseeing boat tours and other related services at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

April 15, 2013
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO APRIL 27
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The public comment period for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans/Environmental Impact Statement has been extended to April 27.

April 08, 2013
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA RANKED AMONG TOP 10 NATIONAL PARKS
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Recent reports show that Lake Mead National Recreation Area ranks among the top ten sites in the National Park Service when it comes to visitation, visitor spending and visitor-related jobs.

April 05, 2013
COTTONWOOD COVE MARINA: WORLD’S FIRST FLOATING GREEN BUILDING TO RECEIVE LEED® GOLD CERTIFICATION
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. – Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina on Lake Mohave has made history, becoming the world’s first floating green building to receive the prestigious LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Spearheaded by the National Park Service and Forever Resorts, LLC, the marina building opened June 2011, serving as the marina’s operations office.

April 05, 2013
NEW HOURS, NEW MOVIE AT THE ALAN BIBLE VISITOR CENTER
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The newly renovated Alan Bible Visitor Center at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which reopened Feb. 15, is undergoing some changes.

April 02, 2013
LAKE MEAD VIDEO DOCUMENTS HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM
LAS VEGAS – A new video from the U.S. Geological Survey illustrates Lake Mead’s healthy and robust ecosystem and the aquatic science research and monitoring that happens on the lake.

March 22, 2013
PUBLIC MEETINGS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF LAKE MOHAVE RESORTS
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is holding three public meetings April 9, 10 and 11 to present preliminary alternatives to the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans/Environmental Impact Statement at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

March 22, 2013
PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Lake Mead National Recreation Area Fire Management Team will conduct two prescribed burns within the next two weeks to restore the landscape to a natural state and to reduce wildfire hazards.

March 21, 2013
BOULDER BEACH FISHING PIER TEMPORARILY CLOSED
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The fishing pier located at Boulder Beach has been temporarily removed from Lake Mead because recent vandalism has made it unsafe for visitors.

March 15, 2013
VISITORS ADVISED TO SECURE VALUABLES BEFORE HIKING
BOULDER CITY, Nev.— Park Rangers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are currently investigating a number of vehicle break-ins at some of the park’s popular hiking trails.

March 14, 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA MARCH 16-31
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area March 16-31.

March 14, 2013
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR REHABILITATION OF KATHERINE LANDING ACCESS ROAD
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is seeking public comment for an environmental assessment related to the rehabilitation of the Katherine Landing Access Road within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

March 11, 2013
PUBLIC MEETINGS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS PARK WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT PLAN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is holding three public meetings March 18, 19 and 21 to present preliminary alternatives and climbing management options for wilderness areas at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

March 08, 2013
WINGS AND WILDLIFE FESTIVAL MARCH 23
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Colorado River in Bullhead City, Ariz., and Laughlin, Nev., will be lined with booths and outdoor activities during the fifth annual Wings and Wildlife Festival 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23.

February 28, 2013
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED FLOW REGULATION IN LOWER LAS VEGAS WASH
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service is seeking public comment for an environmental assessment related to the lower end of Las Vegas Wash.

February 20, 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA FEB 23-MARCH 16
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Feb. 23 to March 16.

February 14, 2013
LAKE MEAD VISITOR CENTER REOPENS FEB 15
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – After two years of renovations, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Alan Bible Visitor Center will reopen Feb. 15.

February 12, 2013
LAKE MEAD STAFF TRAIN OTHERS TO SLOW SPREAD OF QUAGGA MUSSELS
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – An aquatic species the size of a dime is costing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to boats and underwater infrastructure throughout the United States.

February 01, 2013
SERVICES TO CONTINUE AT ECHO BAY BEYOND FEB. 1
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Land-based services will remain open at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Echo Bay under a contract amendment that was signed Feb. 1.

January 03, 2013
MARINA SERVICES TO CLOSE AT ECHO BAY FEB 1
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Echo Bay Marina will close and water-based commercial services will discontinue Feb. 1 because no bids were received for the 10-year contract advertised by the National Park Service.

December 20, 2012
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA DEC 22-29
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Dec. 22-29

December 11, 2012
New personal watercraft regulation begins Jan. 1 at Lake Mead NRA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – In an effort to safeguard the waters within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some personal watercrafts will be banned from operating on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave Jan. 1.

November 28, 2012
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA DEC 1-29
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Dec. 1-29.

November 15, 2012
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA NOV 17-24
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 17-24

November 14, 2012
BOULDER BEACH TO SEE $1.2 MILLION IN IMPROVEMENTS
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – A $1.2 million construction project began Nov. 13 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area to enhance the Boulder Beach area.

November 13, 2012
MILITARY HONORED BY LAKE MEAD NRA ON VETERANS DAY
BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The National Park Service handed out 25 Interagency Annual Military Passes to service members and shared information about Southern Nevada’s federal lands to more than 200 visitors at the 2012 Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base Veterans Day.

November 09, 2012
SUMMIT OVERLOOK PARKING AREA CLOSED NOV 11-12
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Summit Overlook parking area between mile markers 20-21 on Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed to the public Nov. 11-12 for a permitted event. The area will reopen Nov. 13.

November 09, 2012
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA NOV 10-12
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 10-12

November 08, 2012
LAKE MOHAVE LAUNCH RAMPS REOPENED
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The launch ramps on Lake Mohave have reopened to trailered boats. They were temporarily closed Oct. 29 when water levels were drawn down for a Bureau of Reclamation endangered species conservation project.

November 07, 2012
NPS RECOGNIZES MILITARY VETERANS DAY WEEKEND WITH FREE ADMISSION, FREE PASSES
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – To honor America’s military, the National Park Service is offering free admission to all guests Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10-12. Additionally, Lake Mead National Recreation Area park rangers will distribute free Interagency Annual Military Passes to active duty service members and their families at Aviation Nation Nov. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base.

November 01, 2012
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 1-7

October 31, 2012
Lake Mead staff, partners honor lost souls as part of Day of the Dead
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lost souls were remembered on Halloween at Lake Mead National Recreation Area during a cultural interpretation of the Day of the Dead at the park's headquarters.

October 29, 2012
LAKE MOHAVE LAUNCH RAMPS TEMPORARILY CLOSED THROUGH NOV 7
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area officials temporarily closed six launch ramps on Lake Mohave Oct. 29 due to decreased water levels.

October 18, 2012
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES: ST THOMAS ROAD OPEN, LAKESHORE ROAD BEING RESEALED
St. Thomas Road, also known as Approved Road 109, which was closed Aug. 27 for repairs, is now open and can be accessed from Northshore Road within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

October 16, 2012
LAS VEGAS MAN DIES AFTER CLIFF JUMPING
At 1:03 p.m., the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a call, reporting that Jarvis was severely injured and unresponsive as a result of cliff jumping.

October 11, 2012
DISCOVER ONCE-FLOODED TOWN DURING NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGY DAY, OCT 20
OVERTON, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area will celebrate National Archaeology Day Oct. 20 with a guided tour of the historic town site of St. Thomas, Nev.

October 10, 2012
TEMPORARY MARINA CLOSURE SCHEDULED OCT 13 DURING COTTONWOOD COVE CLEANUP
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Cottonwood Cove Marina on Lake Mohave will be temporarily closed to boat traffic for two hours Oct. 13 during the 16th Annual Ecology Dive and Environmental Clean-up Day.

October 10, 2012
6 LAKE MOHAVE LAUNCH RAMPS TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY OCT 29 – NOV 7
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area officials will close six launch ramps on Lake Mohave temporarily Oct. 29 to Nov. 7 as the Bureau of Reclamation lowers water levels for endangered fish species conservation.

October 08, 2012
WATERFOWL MIGRATION APPARENT CAUSE OF HEALTH NUISANCE AT BOULDER BEACH
BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center has received two reports stating that nine individuals have developed a rash similar to poison ivy after swimming at Boulder Beach over the weekend.

October 05, 2012
2012 SURVEY REPORTS LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA VISITORS SATISFIED
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service has released the results of the 2012 Lake Mead National Recreation Area visitor survey, reporting that 95 percent of park visitors are satisfied overall with park facilities, services and recreational opportunities.

October 05, 2012
UPDATE: BODY FOUND ON LAKE MEAD ARIZONA SHORELINE IDENTIFIED
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service has identified the man who was found along the Arizona shoreline Oct. 4 as Kenneth Ritter, 54, of Naperville, Ill.

October 04, 2012
UPDATE: BODY FOUND ON LAKE MEAD ARIZONA SHORELINE
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The body found on the Arizona shoreline at Lake Mead Oct. 4 was that of a 54-year-old male.

October 04, 2012
BODY FOUND ON LAKE MEAD ARIZONA SHORELINE
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Around 1 p.m. Oct. 4, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received multiple reports of a male body washed up on the Lake Mead Arizona shoreline north of Castle Cove across from Sentinel Island.

October 04, 2012
VIDEOS PRODUCED TO SAVE LIVES AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Rangers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are using social media to spread the word that wearing a life jacket can be a matter of life or death.

October 04, 2012
UTAH MAN DIES IN SCUBA DIVING ACCIDENT
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Xavier Fleuranceau, a 48-year-old Utah man, died Sept. 29 of unknown causes while scuba diving in the Black Canyon area of Lake Mead.

September 26, 2012
GAIN FREE ENTRY INTO LAKE MEAD SEPT 29 IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area is offering free entry into the park Sept. 29 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

September 25, 2012
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TRAFFIC AT LAKE MEAD SEPT 27-28
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – More than 50 concrete trucks will be entering Lake Mead National Recreation Area from U.S. Highway 93 from 2 a.m. Sept. 27 to 2 a.m. Sept. 28.

September 23, 2012
CALLVILLE BAY ACCESS ROAD IS NOW OPEN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Callville Bay Access Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area has reopened. The road was temporarily closed the morning of Sept. 23 following a fatal motorcycle accident.

September 23, 2012
CALLVILLE BAY ACCESS ROAD CLOSED AFTER FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Callville Bay Access Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is temporarily closed due to a fatal motorcycle accident.

September 18, 2012
UPDATE: 1 INJURED IN BOAT ACCIDENT AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – An adult male suffered injuries at Lake Mead around noon Sept. 18 after reportedly falling off a 20-foot skipjack boat.

September 18, 2012
1 Injured in boat accident at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A male was injured on Lake Mead around noon Sept. 18 when he was reportedly thrown from his boat.

September 18, 2012
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: EXPECT DELAYS ON LAKESHORE ROAD SEPT 22
LAS VEGAS - Visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area should expect delays and exercise caution on park roads 6-11 a.m. Sept. 22 due to the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello bicycle event.

September 17, 2012
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA WELCOMES NEW PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
LAS VEGAS – Lake Mead National Recreation Area is pleased to announce the selection of Christie Vanover as its new Public Affairs Specialist.

September 13, 2012
SEGMENT OF HISTORIC RAILROAD TUNNEL TRAIL TEMPORARILY CLOSED
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A quarter-mile segment of the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail is temporarily closed until Sept. 29 so crews can reseal the Hoover Dam Parking Garage.

September 04, 2012
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IRONMAN TRIATHLON SEPT. 9, EXPECT DELAYS ON NORTHSHORE RD
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising visitors to expect delays and exercise caution on park roads on Sept. 9 due to the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event.

September 02, 2012
ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN ROLLOVER ACCIDENT AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
LAS VEGAS – This evening at approximately 6:00 PM, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received an emergency call reporting a single vehicle rollover accident on Northshore Road in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

September 02, 2012
FATALITY: FISHERMAN PRESUMED DROWNED AT TEMPLE BAR
LAS VEGAS – This morning at approximately 3:15 AM, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received an emergency call reporting a person had gone missing while attempting to recover his fishing lure in the waters of Lake Mead at Temple Bar, within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

August 29, 2012
ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND CULVERT REPAIRS PLANNED FOR LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
LAS VEGAS, NV –Construction activities are scheduled to begin during the week of September 5, 2012 for pavement preservation at Callville Bay Access Road, Lakeshore Drive and various side roads and parking lots in the Boulder Harbor area.

August 29, 2012
ST THOMAS ROAD CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE
LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Park Service announced today that St. Thomas Road,Approved Road 109, is closed to the public until further notice due to storm damage.

August 24, 2012
FATALITY: SWIMMER PRESUMED DROWNED AT BOULDER BASIN
LAS VEGAS – On August 20, 2012, at approximately 9:39 PM, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a phone call from the Boulder City Police Department requesting assistance for a resident who had not returned from a swim in Lake Mead. Rangers performed a search but were not successful in locating the individual.

August 24, 2012
We’re Turning 96!
Las Vegas: On Saturday August 25, Lake Mead National Recreation Area will celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service by having a birthday cake in the park’s temporary visitor center at park headquarters located at 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City. Park staff will also present two evening talks on the history and diversity of the national park system.

August 24, 2012
SATURATION PATROL SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 25 AT COTTONWOOD COVE RD, SEARCHLIGHT
LAS VEGAS - Park rangers at Lake Mead will be conducting a traffic safety saturation patrol on Saturday, Aug. 25 2012 from approximately 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the area of Cottonwood Cove, NV. A primary focus will be placed on the Cottonwood Cove road from Searchlight to the Marina.

August 20, 2012
FATALITY: SWIMMER PRESUMED DROWNED AT SANDY COVE
LAS VEGAS – On August 18, 2012, at approximately 11:33 pm, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a Marine Band Radio emergency call reporting a male had gone missing while swimming in the waters of Lake Mead at Sandy Cove, within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. National Park Service Rangers began a response and coordinated search immediately after receiving the call. The initial search efforts were postponed at 3:00 am.

August 17, 2012
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT BOULDER BEACH CAMPGROUND
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.

August 15, 2012
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
LAS VEGAS - Park rangers at Lake Mead will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Lakeshore Road in the area of Las Vegas Bay.

August 08, 2012
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA TO HOST PUBLIC ASTRONOMY WEEKEND AUGUST 10-12
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is pleased to invite the public to an event filled Astronomy Weekend. Taking place in the Boulder Beach Area from Friday August 10 to Sunday August 12, the weekend highlights the annual Perseid meteor shower and celebrates the beauty and importance of dark and starry skies.

July 19, 2012
Fatality: Twenty year old male presumed drowned at Placer Cove
LAS VEGAS – On July 18, 2012, at approximately 4:05 pm, The Interagency Communication Center received a 911 call reference a twenty year old male who was swimming in the waters of Lake Mojave near Placer Cove, within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The male was found underwater and pulled to shore by bystanders.

July 08, 2012
Two possible drowning victims, Cottonwood Cove
(UPDATE) Possible drowning's: Two possible drowning victims in the area of Cottonwood Cove

June 05, 2012
GET OUTDOORS FOR FREE AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA THIS SATURDAY
LAS VEGAS - Get a head start on your summer fun with free admission to Lake Mead National Recreation Area this Saturday, June 9. In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, all units will waive entrance fees.

May 23, 2012
Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Announced
Beginning May 23, 2012 the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service are implementing Southern Nevada fire restrictions due to the increased potential for wildland fires.

May 18, 2012
Click It or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use – Day and Night
Las Vegas, NV – Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

May 18, 2012
Thanking America's Armed Forces
BOULDER CITY, NV – To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 18, 2012
USCIS and NPS Hold First Naturalization Ceremony on Lake Mead
BOULDER CITY, NV –On Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Boulder City High School National Honor Society will host a naturalization ceremony – the first ever on Lake Mead. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge George W. Foley will preside.

May 02, 2012
NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED FLOW REGULATION IN LOWER LAS VEGAS WASH
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to regulate flows in the lower end of Las Vegas Wash in order to reduce erosion that threatens the bridge over the Wash on Northshore Road. The proposal is in response to a study completed by the Federal Highway Administration, suggesting that active management of the channel and additional grade control structures are needed to protect the bridge and maintain access across the Wash to the northern portions of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

April 09, 2012
NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED UPGRADE TO BOULDER BEACH CAMPGROUND
LAS VEGAS, NV. - The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the proposed upgrades to the Boulder Beach Campground within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The campground is located on Lakeshore Road six miles from Boulder City, Nevada.

March 30, 2012
Solicitation of a Concession Contract Prospectus to Operate Guided, Interpretive Raft Tours in the Black Canyon and Marina Services at Willow Beach within Lake Mead National Recreation Area
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate Guided, Interpretive Raft Tours in Black Canyon and Marina Services at Willow Beach within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Black Canyon includes the area just below the base of Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. Both the raft trip and Willow Beach Marina are located on Lake Mohave (both Lakes Mead and Mohave are within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area).

March 30, 2012
LANE CLOSURE ON LAKESHORE ROAD
Lane closure on Lakeshore Road

November 04, 2011
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIATHLON SATURDAY, EXPECT DELAYS ON NORTHSHORE/LAKESHORE ROADS
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising visitors to expect delays and exercise caution on park roads on Nov. 5 due to the International Triathlon Union World Championship event. About 1,200 cyclists are participating. Visitors should expect cyclists on the road from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

October 24, 2011
KINGMAN WASH TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE
LAS VEGAS - Kingman Wash Road (approved road 70) located off of US-93 Arizona exit number 2 will be closed this week for road grading. The closure will be in effect from today through Friday, Oct. 28. Visitors will not be able to access to Kingman Wash or Fortification Hill during this closure.

October 05, 2011
ECO-DIVES AND BOAT RIDES: FUN FALL VOLUNTEER EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD
LAS VEGAS – Park rangers are looking for fun and energetic people to help with cleaning up Lake Mead National Recreation Area. To tackle the park’s litter problem, rangers are teaming up with visitors and concessionaires to clean beaches and hold Eco-Dives. Park rangers are also providing a boat and boat driver to the most adventurous volunteers who participate in the park’s Operation Zero program, which takes volunteers to remote areas of Lake Mead to cleanup beaches.

October 01, 2011
MISSING 72-YEAR-OLD MAN FOUND ALIVE
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - Searchers have located Michael Johnson alive in the desert near Katherine Landing. He was found at about 2 p.m. by an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter in the desert about 200 yards from where he was last seen. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

October 01, 2011
PARK RANGERS LOOKING FOR MISSING 72-YEAR-OLD MAN
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - The National Park Service is asking for the public's help in locating a man who went missing yesterday. The man is Michael Johnson, 72, of Burbank, Calif. He went missing on Friday at about 1 p.m. He was last seen in front of the Lake Mohave Resort store at Katherine Landing in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Johnson suffers from Alzheimer's disease and may be disoriented.

September 30, 2011
LAKE MEAD PARK RANGERS LOOKING FOR FUGITIVE
LAS VEGAS - Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies spent four hours looking for a Bullhead City, Ariz., man who fled park rangers during a traffic stop at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The man identified as Darren Eugene Morrison, 26, was pulled over by park rangers for erratic driving.

September 21, 2011
LAKE MEAD CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY SATURDAY WITH FREE ENTRY
LAS VEGAS - Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be joining with other federal land areas across the United States in celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with free entry into the park on Saturday, Sept. 24.

September 15, 2011
TEMPORARY BACKCOUNTRY ROAD CLOSURE SEPT. 20-21 NEAR TEMPLE BAR
TEMPLE BAR, Ariz. - The National Park Service will be temporarily closing approved road (AR) 134 to through traffic Sept. 20-21 at the park boundary. AR 134 also known as Temple Bar Back Road provides access to the White Hills near Temple Bar. Park staff will be installing cattle guards at these points. Visitors who use AR 134 to travel between Temple Bar and Pearce Ferry Road should use alternate routes. The closure will not affect Gregg's Hideout Road (AR 136).

September 12, 2011
5-YEAR-OLD NORTH LAS VEGAS BOY DIES OF APPARENT DROWNING
LAS VEGAS – National Park Service investigators believe the apparent drowning of a 5-year-old North Las Vegas boy at Lake Mead was accidental. The boy, identified as Ewign Cruz-Diaz, was playing in shallow water on the lake shore in the Government Wash area when he went missing yesterday afternoon.

September 08, 2011
LABOR DAY WEEKEND STATISTICS (SEPT. 2-5, 2011)
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has released visitor statistics for Labor Day weekend. They encompass visitor use and incident statistics from Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5 throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes both lakes Mead and Mohave.

September 08, 2011
LAKE MEAD VISITORS SATISFIED SAYS 2011 SURVEY
LAS VEGAS – The National Park Service has released the results of the 2011 Lake Mead National Recreation Area visitor survey. Results of the survey report that 95 percent of park visitors are satisfied overall with park facilities, services and recreational opportunities.

September 06, 2011
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IRONMAN TRIATHLON SEPT. 11, EXPECT DELAYS LAKESHORE RD/NORTHSHORE RD
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising visitors to expect delays and exercise caution on park roads on Sept. 11 due to the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event. Cyclists participating in the event will be on traveling from Lake Las Vegas and entering the park on Lake Mead Pkwy. onto Northshore Rd. to mile 17.5 north of Callville Bay. Lakeshore Rd. between the Lakeshore/Northshore intersection and Boulder Beach entrance will not be affected.

August 28, 2011
BODY RECOVERED IN APPARENT DROWNING AT ECHO BAY
OVERTON, Nev. - The body of a 19-year-old Las Vegas man who is believed to have drowned was recovered at 4 p.m. by Las Vegas Metro Police Search and Rescue divers in about 12 feet of water. The National Park Service began searching for the man when he was reported missing by friends around 12:30 p.m. The man was swimming in the Echo Bay area of Lake Mead.

August 28, 2011
RANGERS SEARCHING FOR MISSING SWIMMER AT ECHO BAY
OVERTON, Nev. - The National Park Service is searching for a 19-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing today at 12:30 p.m. while swimming near Echo Bay. Park rangers are searching the area by boat. Las Vegas Metro Police Search and Rescue dive team has been called in to search underwater. The area were the man was last seen is approximately 20 to 30 feet deep.

August 26, 2011
RESCHEDULED: LAKEVIEW POINT OVERLOOK TEMPORARY CLOSURE SEPT. 8
LAS VEGAS - The temporary closure of Lakeview Point Overlook for maintenance originally scheduled for Aug. 29 has now been rescheduled for Sept. 8 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The overlook is accessible from the Hoover Dam Access Road (Old U.S. 93) on the Nevada side.

August 26, 2011
LAKEVIEW POINT OVERLOOK TEMPORARY CLOSURE AUG. 29
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service will be closing Lakeview Point Overlook to visitors, which is accessible from the Hoover Dam Access Road (Old U.S. 93), on Monday, Aug. 29 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for maintenance.

August 22, 2011
ARIZONA MAN SENTENCED TO 15 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DEFACING LAKE MEAD NAT'L REC AREA PETROGLYPHS
LAS VEGAS - The United States Attorney for the District of Nevada Daniel G. Bogden announced today that David R. Smith, 21 of Bullhead City, Ariz. has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $9,995 in restitution. Smith pleaded guilty to defacing petroglyphs with paint balls in the Grapevine Canyon area of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Grapevine Canyon is considered one of the most sacred places by Colorado River Indian Tribes.

August 16, 2011
BODY OF ANDRE BATLLE RECOVERED FROM LAKE MOHAVE
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev – A park visitor reported finding human remains floating in Nevada Bay on Lake Mohave at approximately 6:45 AM today. The National Park Service has confirmed that this is the body of Andre Batlle, 25, of Henderson, Nev. Next of kin have been notified. Drowning is suspected, but cause of death will be determined by the Clark County Medical Examiner.

August 15, 2011
CALIFORNIA MAN, 49, DIES AT LAKE MOHAVE
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - The National Park Service has identified a man who died Sunday afternoon as Matthew S. Santistevan, 49, of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Santistevan, his wife and several friends had been in the park recreating on Lake Mohave at Newberry Cove.

August 12, 2011
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 21 AT LAKE MEAD
LAS VEGAS - Park rangers at Lake Mead will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Lakeshore Road in the area of Las Vegas Bay.

August 08, 2011
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR UPGRADING WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM AT CALLVILLE BAY
LAS VEGAS – The National Park Service is seeking public comment on its environmental assessment (EA) analyzing options for upgrading the waste water treatment systems at Callville Bay. The existing system collects and treats waste water from both park service and concession facilities.

August 07, 2011
25-YEAR-OLD MAN MISSING IN LAKE MOHAVE, PRESUMED DROWNED
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. – The National Park Service has suspended the search for a 20-year-old man who went missing this morning while swimming in Lake Mohave. He is now presumed drowned.

August 05, 2011
BODY OF MAN FOUND IN LAKE MEAD
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has located a body of man matching the description of the swimmer who went missing last night in Lake Mead. Park Rangers located the body at about 9:45 a.m. near shore in about one to two feet of water in Boulder Wash Cove, which is just east of The Narrows in the Virgin Basin on the Nevada side of the lake.

August 05, 2011
NPS SEARCHING FOR MISSING SWIMMER
National Park Service rangers are currently searching for a missing Las Vegas man on Lake Mead. The man went missing late last night while swimming in a cove in the The Narrows.

July 08, 2011
SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT AT KATHERINE LANDING TURNS FATAL
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - The National Park Service has identified the man who died as a result of injuries from a Thursday morning single motor vehicle accident as Tylor Krabbe, 20, of Kingman, Ariz. Krabbe and his passenger, a 19-year-old man from Kingman, had been in the park recreating on Lake Mohave. They were leaving the park when the accident occurred on Katherine Landing Access Road sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

July 07, 2011
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND STATISTICS (JULY 1-4, 2011)
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has released visitor statistics for Fourth of July weekend. They encompass visitor use and incident statistics from Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4 throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes both lakes Mead and Mohave.

June 11, 2011
MAN SUFFERS APPARENT HEART ATTACK WHILE JET-SKIING
LAS VEGAS - National Park Service rangers responded at 10 a.m. this morning to a report of a man falling off a jet-ski in the Hemenway Harbor area of Lake Mead. Members of the man's group pulled him out of the water, began CPR and transported him to shore by boat. They were able to pull him out of the water because he was wearing a life jacket.

June 09, 2011
LAKE MEAD BOAT TOUR CONTRACT TO OPEN FOR BID, PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS INVITED TO VISIT SITE ON JUNE 22
LAS VEGAS – The National Park Service is inviting prospective bidders for the Lake Mead Cruises tour operation to attend a site visit on Weds., June 22. The contract prospectus for sightseeing boat tours on Lake Mead within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area will soon be advertised for open competitive bidding.

June 03, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY: FIRST LEED®-REGISTERED FLOATING GREEN BUILDING TO BE DEDICATED MONDAY
Media availability and public dedication ceremony. Special tours will be available for members of the media. Monday, June 6, 2011. Media availability from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Public dedication ceremony is at 1 p.m.

June 01, 2011
MISSING LAKE MEAD BOATER PRESUMED DROWNED, IDENTIFIED
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has concluded its search and rescue efforts for the missing boater on Lake Mead and will transition to a search and recovery operation tomorrow. The missing man who is now presumed drowned is identified as Ruben Aguirre Martinez, 38, of Las Vegas.

May 31, 2011
RANGERS SEARCHING FOR MISSING BOATER
LAS VEGAS - National Park Service rangers are searching for a missing boater described as a Hispanic male, mid to late thirties from Las Vegas. He has been missing since about 8 p.m. and was last seen in the water without a life jacket just outside Callville Bay.

May 31, 2011
SEARCH SUSPENDED FOR THE NIGHT, TO RESUME WEDNESDAY MORNING
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has temporarily suspended the search for a Las Vegas man who went missing Tuesday evening in Lake Mead. Park rangers plan on resuming the search tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.

May 25, 2011
FIRST IN NEVADA, FIRST IN THE WORLD: LEED®-REGISTERED FLOATING GREEN BUILDING PROJECT TO BE DEDICATED MONDAY, JUNE 6, AT COTTONWOOD COVE MARINA, LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. – The National Park Service and Forever Resorts, LLC are dedicating the first floating building project in the world to be registered for LEED® certification on Monday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina on Lake Mohave. The building, which will serve as the marina’s operations office, is expected to be certified at the LEED® Gold rating. The public is invited.

May 19, 2011
CLICK IT OR TICKET AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, SPECIAL SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT MAY 23-JUN 5
LAS VEGAS – Lake Mead National Recreation Area will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 23-June 5.

May 13, 2011
2011 SUMMER FIRE RESTRICTIONS
No abstract supplied.

April 25, 2011
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR FUTURE USE OF LAKE MEAD LODGE SITE
No abstract supplied.

April 22, 2011
NPS IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP COLLECT NATIVE PLANT SEEDS
No abstract supplied.

April 22, 2011
FEE-FREE NAT'L PARK WEEK ENDS THIS WEEKEND, NPS HOSTS JUNIOR RANGER DAY ACTIVITIES SATURDAY
LAS VEGAS - Saturday and Sunday are the last days to enjoy free entry to Lake Mead National Recreation Area as National Park Week comes to an end. The next fee free day will be June 21, the first day of summer.

April 22, 2011
PARK RANGERS & BOULDER CITY FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH BOAT FIRE
No abstract supplied.

April 14, 2011
NATIONAL PARK WEEK FREE ENTRY STARTS SATURDAY
No abstract supplied.

March 31, 2011
NATIONAL PARK WEEK CELEBRATES HEALTHY PEOPLE, HEALTHY PARKS
No abstract supplied.

March 24, 2011
SHOW YOUR BOATER EDUCATION CARD OR CERTIFICATE AND BOAT FREE AT LAKE MEAD AND LAKE MOHAVE OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
No abstract supplied.

March 11, 2011
HELP REMOVE LITTER AND GET A FREE BOAT TRIP ON LAKE MEAD
LAS VEGAS – The National Park Service is offering free boat rides to remote areas on Lake Mead in exchange for a few hours of volunteer work. Volunteers will enjoy a scenic boat ride and assist park rangers with an environmental cleanup.

March 09, 2011
ST. THOMAS TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY FOR PRESCRIBED FIRE
OVERTON, Nev. - The National Park Service will be conducting a prescribed fire in the area around the historic St. Thomas town site during the week of March 14. The exact date of the burn will be determined next week based on weather conditions.

February 16, 2011
ECHO BAY MARINA FUEL DOCK TEMPORARILY CLOSED
No abstract supplied.

January 10, 2011
HISTORIC LAKE MEAD OVERLOOK TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED MONDAY
No abstract supplied.

January 07, 2011
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HISTORIC ST. THOMAS TOWN SITE
No abstract supplied.

December 20, 2010
LAKE MEAD FEES TO INCREASE JAN 15, BUY 2011 ANNUAL PASSES AT 2010 RATES THROUGH JAN. 14
LAS VEGAS – The director of the National Park Service has approved the increase of entrance and lake use fees at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The new fee schedule will go into effect Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

December 17, 2010
$885,000 IN UPGRADES COMING TO LAKE MEAD PICNIC AREAS
No abstract supplied.

December 08, 2010
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED EXOTIC PLANT MANAGEMENT PLAN
No abstract supplied.

May 27, 2010
TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN SERVICES AT ECHO BAY JUNE 2-10 CORRECTIONS
No abstract supplied.

May 25, 2010
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Boulder City, Nev. - The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation honored the recipients of the 2009 George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service at a ceremony May 13 in Washington, DC.

May 25, 2010
TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN SERVICES AT ECHO BAY JUNE 2-10
No abstract supplied.

May 24, 2010
NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED YUMA COVE BACKWATER MAINTENANCE
No abstract supplied.

May 06, 2010
WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT PLAN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED
No abstract supplied.

April 29, 2010
LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS 20100429
  

April 27, 2010
LAKE MEAD JUNIOR RANGER DAY THIS SATURDAY
LAS VEGAS - Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be celebrating Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Boulder City Spring Jamboree at its offices located in historic downtown Boulder City.

April 14, 2010
NPS RELEASES DRAFT WILDERNESS PLAN/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC
No abstract supplied.

April 09, 2010
EXPLORE NATIONAL PARKS AROUND LAS VEGAS FOR FREE APRIL 17-25
No abstract supplied.

April 02, 2010
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON PROPOSED RECREATION FEE INCREASES FOR LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
No abstract supplied.

March 24, 2010
NATIVE AMERICAN PETROGLYPHS VANDALIZED
No abstract supplied.

March 04, 2010
PEARCE FERRY ROAD EXTENSION ANNOUNCED
MEADVIEW, Ariz - The Superintendents of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Lake Mead NRA) and Grand Canyon National Park announce the March 15th opening of the two-mile extension of the Pearce Ferry Road to the Colorado River.

February 25, 2010
PARK SERVICE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP COLLECT NATIVE PLANT SEEDS
The National Park Service is looking for community and youth organizations to help park service biologists collect native plant seeds in the Laughlin and Bullhead City areas. Collection will take place from March through May.

February 22, 2010
NEW FIREARMS LAW GOES INTO EFFECT
No abstract supplied.

February 08, 2010
VOLUNTEER FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UP MARCH 6
No abstract supplied.

February 01, 2010
FOREVER RESORTS TAKES OVER MANAGEMENT OF ECHO BAY MARINA
The National Park Service has awarded Scottsdale, Ariz. based Forever Resorts, LLC a three-year temporary contract to operate concessions at Echo Bay.

January 27, 2010
NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED MEADVIEW RANGER STATION
No abstract supplied.

November 30, 2009
VISITOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE, PARADE OF LIGHTS SATURDAY AT LAKE MEAD
No abstract supplied.

November 11, 2009
SECRETARY SALAZAR ANNOUNCES $16.7 MILLION OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDING FOR LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA IN NEVADA
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that work will begin on a $16.7 million road construction project on National Park Service lands in Southern Nevada under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

November 10, 2009
LAKE MEAD WILDERNESS AREAS TO GET MORE ATTENTION
The National Park Service is looking for partners in the community to help restore and protect the park's wilderness areas south of Boulder City.

November 04, 2009
VETERANS DAY FEE-FREE AT LAKE MEAD AND OTHER SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LANDS
No abstract supplied.

September 21, 2009
SPECIAL EVENTS, ENTRANCE FEES WAIVED THIS SATURDAY AT LAKE MEAD FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
America’s national parks will be celebrating National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26 with a day of service and celebration by hosting special events and waiving entrance fees. 

September 13, 2009
CALIFORNIA MAN DROWNS IN LAKE MOHAVE
The National Park Service with the assistance of divers from Las Vegas Metro Police have recovered the body of Derek Au, 45, of California who drowned this morning in Lake Mohave.

September 06, 2009
19-YEAR-OLD LAS VEGAS MAN DROWNS IN LAKE MOHAVE
The body of a 19-year-old Las Vegas man has been recovered from Lake Mohave after he drowned near Fire Mountain Cove.

September 03, 2009
MORE RANGERS ON DUTY AT LAKE MEAD FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND
The National Park Service is expecting over 100,000 visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area over the Labor Day weekend. Park rangers want to remind visitors that a fun time at the lake begins with being safe and responsible

August 29, 2009
BOATING ACCIDENT CLAIMS 22-YEAR-OLD CALIF. WOMAN
A 22-year-old Chino Hills, Calif. woman died this evening after being struck by a boat propeller in Gasoline Alley on Lake Mohave.

August 29, 2009
TWO BROTHERS DROWN IN LAKE MOHAVE COVE
The National Park Service recovered the bodies of two men, brothers ages 33 and 29, from Six Mile Cove on Lake Mohave.

August 22, 2009
LAKE MEAD RANGERS INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF AN 11-YEAR OLD LAS VEGAS BOY
Park rangers are investigating the cause of death of an 11-year-old Las Vegas boy who died late Thursday night.

August 20, 2009
PARK RANGERS RESPOND TO BOAT EXPLOSION AT CALLVILLE BAY MARINA
National Park Service rangers and firefighters, and Clark County Fire Department responded to a boat explosion at the Callville Bay Marina this evening. Rangers received the report from marina employees at 6 p.m.

August 12, 2009
FINAL SUMMER FEE-FREE WEEKEND AT LAKE MEAD AND LAKE MOHAVE
This weekend is the final of three fee-free weekends at National Park Service units across the country.

August 12, 2009
LAKE MEAD DUI CHECKPOINTS AUG 15 AND 23
The National Park Service will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the following dates and locations:

August 12, 2009
TOUR HELICOPTER MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN LAKE MEAD.
A tour helicopter operated by Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas made an emergency landing this evening at Callville Bay in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. National Park Service rangers responded at 6:20 p.m.

August 11, 2009
DIVE OPERATIONS SUSPENDED IN SEARCH FOR CALIFORNIA MAN
The National Park Service has suspended dive operations in the search for Gerardo Escobedo, 50, of Lawndale, Calif. who drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Mohave.

August 10, 2009
TOUR HELICOPTER MAKES SAFE EMERGENCY LANDING IN PARK
A tour helicopter from Maverick Helicopters, Inc. made an emergency landing in Lake Mead National Recreation Area at about 5:40 p.m. after striking a bird mid-flight.

August 09, 2009
CALIFORNIA MAN PRESUMED DROWNED IN LAKE MOHAVE
The National Park Service has suspended the search for a missing 50-year-old Lawndale, Calif. man who is presumed drowned in Lake Mohave.

August 08, 2009
RANGERS RESCUE 6 FROM LAKE MEAD
A Bakersfield, Calif. family is safe after being rescued from Lake Mead.

August 07, 2009
MARINA OPERATORS UNSUNG HEROES ON THE LAKE
Yesterday's rescue of 6 people from the lake is just one example of how private marina operators on Lake Mead serve the boating community.

July 29, 2009
PRESERVE THE BEAUTY OF LAKE MEAD AND LAKE MOHAVE ADOPT A COVE
Lake Mead's 500 animal species need help from the community to keep their home clean.

July 23, 2009
SECOND SUMMER DUI CHECKPOINT SET FOR SATURDAY AT LAKE MEAD
Park rangers will be conducting a DUI checkpoint this Saturday, July 25 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

July 23, 2009
JULY 25 DUI CHECKPOINT CANCELED NEXT CHECKPOINT SCHEDULED FOR AUG 15
The DUI checkpoint scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.

July 17, 2009
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE CHRISTMAS TREE PASS
Christmas Tree Pass Road (Approved Road 20) will be temporarily closed to all traffic from Monday, July 20 through Wednesday, July 23 for road repairs.

July 13, 2009
NEVADA TELEPHONE COVE ROAD TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
The National Park Service has temporarily closed Nevada Telephone Cove Road (Approved Road 9) from state route 163 to Nevada Telephone Cove on Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

July 13, 2009
LAKE MEAD AND LAKE MOHAVE FEE-FREE THIS WEEKEND
This weekend is the second of three fee-free weekends at National Park Service units across the country.

July 13, 2009
NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED WASTEWATER TREATMENT UPGRADES
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the proposed upgrade of wastewater treatment facilities within the Callville Bay developed area in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

July 07, 2009
DUI CHECKPOINT SET FOR SATURDAY AT LAKE MEAD
Park rangers will be conducting a DUI checkpoint this Saturday, July 11 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

July 02, 2009
COME TO LAKE MEAD JULY 4 WEEKEND TO COOL OFF, BUT LEAVE YOUR GLASS,
The National Park Services is expecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area to be busy over the 4th of July holiday.

June 25, 2009
CALIFORNIA MAN PRESUMED DROWNED IN LAKE MEAD
National Park Service rangers suspended the search at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a 48-year-old California man who is presumed drowned.

June 22, 2009
HIKERS NEEDED FOR LAKE MEAD TRAIL TRACKER PROGRAM
The National Park Service is looking for hiking enthusiasts interested in taking a lead role in protecting trails and monitoring wildlife and plants in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

June 09, 2009
NPS RELEASES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED WATER TREATMENT
The National Park Service has released the environmental assessment for the proposed construction of two new water treatment facilities at Cottonwood Cove, Nev. and Temple Bar, Ariz. developed areas in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

June 08, 2009
LAB RESULTS IDENTIFY PRIMARY CAUSE OF LAKE MOHAVE CARP DIE-OFF
Laboratory results received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department report that the Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) is the probable cause of the Lake Mohave carp die-off. The virus doesn't pose a human health hazard.

June 04, 2009
NEW AND EXPERIENCED ANGLERS INVITED TO FREE FISHING DAY EVENT AT LAKE MEAD JUNE 13
The registration for this event will be begin at 7:30 a.m. and the instruction will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information about this event, please call the Alan Bible Visitor Center at 702-293-8990.

June 03, 2009
BODY OF MAN DROWNED ON MEMORIAL DAY RECOVERED FROM LAKE MOHAVE
BODY OF MAN DROWNED ON MEMORIAL DAY RECOVERED FROM LAKE MOHAVE

June 01, 2009
FEE-FREE FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND AT LAKE MEAD
Park rangers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are inviting everyone to take advantage of this summer's first fee-free weekend on Father's Day weekend, June 20-21.

May 28, 2009
RANGERS RESCUE TWO LAS VEGAS RESIDENTS FROM LAKE MEAD2
RANGERS RESCUE TWO LAS VEGAS RESIDENTS FROM LAKE MEAD

May 27, 2009
Scheduled Marina Closure at Temple Bar May 13-20
SCHEDULED MARINA CLOSURE AT TEMPLE BAR MAY 13-20

May 27, 2009
BOATING ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE MEDIA RIDE-ALONGS, LIFE JACKET FASHION SHOW
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOATING ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE MEDIA RIDE-ALONGS, LIFE JACKET FASHION SHOW

May 27, 2009
local notice to mariners-chart correction
LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - CHART CORRECTION

May 27, 2009
National Parks - The Place to be for Family Fun this Summer
National Parks - The Place to be for Family Fun this Summer

May 27, 2009
RANGERS RESCUE TWO LAS VEGAS RESIDENTS FROM LAKE MEAD
RANGERS RESCUE TWO LAS VEGAS RESIDENTS FROM LAKE MEAD

May 27, 2009
SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN ON LAKE MOHAVE CONTINUES
The National Park Service has suspended dive operations in the search for the body of John Silva the 42-year-old El Monte resident that went missing on Monday.

May 25, 2009
TWO DIE ON LAKE MOHAVE OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The National Park Service suspended the search for John Silva, age 42, of El Monte, Calif.

May 21, 2009
DEAD CARP WASH UP ON LAKE MOHAVE BEACHES
The National Park Service is advising Memorial Day visitors to Lake Mohave to expect an unpleasant odor and to see dead carp on beaches.

May 01, 2009
NPS TO BEGIN BILLING FOR AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS AT LAKE MEAD
This summer season Lake Mead National Recreation Area will begin billing for transporting patients in National Park Service ambulances.

April 24, 2009
Lake Mead News Clips for April 24
Lake Mead News Clips for April 24

April 23, 2009
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO BEGIN $20 MILLION WILLOW BEACH PROJECT
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO BEGIN $20 MILLION WILLOW BEACH PROJECT

April 23, 2009
RECOVERY ACT PROJECTS FOR LAKE MEAD NRA
RECOVERY ACT PROJECTS FOR LAKE MEAD NRA

April 23, 2009
SCHEDULE MARINA CLOSURES
SCHEDULE MARINA CLOSURES

April 23, 2009
NPS AND LAKE MEAD ATTRACTIONS ADJUST TO REDUCED LAKE LEVELS
NPS AND LAKE MEAD ATTRACTIONS ADJUST TO REDUCED LAKE LEVELS

April 15, 2009
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA TO CELEBRATE JUNIOR RANGER DAY AND NATIONAL PARK WEEK
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA TO CELEBRATE JUNIOR RANGER DAY AND NATIONAL PARK WEEK

April 15, 2009
BACKCOUNTRY ROAD CLOSURES EXTENDED FOR NINE MILE COVE AND NELLIS COVE AREAS
BACKCOUNTRY ROAD CLOSURES EXTENDED FOR NINE MILE COVE AND NELLIS COVE AREAS

April 10, 2009
Flowers of the Lake Mead Region
Flowers of the Lake Mead Region

April 10, 2009
WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE DELAYS ON CABINSITE ROAD NEAR KATHERINE LANDING
WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE DELAYS ON CABINSITE ROAD NEAR KATHERINE LANDING

April 10, 2009
LAKE MOHAVE ROAD CLOSURES
LAKE MOHAVE ROAD CLOSURES

April 10, 2009
Lake Mead News Clips for Apr 6
Lake Mead News Clips for Apr. 6

April 02, 2009
LAKE MOHAVE ACCESS ROAD CLOSURES FROM APR 2-9
LAKE MOHAVE ACCESS ROAD CLOSURES FROM APR 2-9

April 02, 2009
APRIL FISHING REPORT
APRIL FISHING REPORT

April 02, 2009
FOREVER HOUSEBOATS OFFER FAMILIES A UNIQUE VACATION
FOREVER HOUSEBOATS OFFER FAMILIES A UNIQUE VACATION

March 26, 2009
KATHERINE LANDING FISH CLEANER NOW OPEN
KATHERINE LANDING FISH CLEANER NOW OPEN

March 26, 2009
BAILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO MAKE SHORT FILMS ABOUT LAKE MEAD
BAILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO MAKE SHORT FILMS ABOUT LAKE MEAD

March 19, 2009
FISHING REPORT
Fishing Report

March 04, 2009
Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge Now Open To The Public
MOAPA, NV… The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge will be open to the public

February 11, 2009
ST. THOMAS ROAD CLOSED
St. Thomas Road Closed

February 05, 2009
LAKE MEAD PROVES POPULAR DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has reported visitation to Lake Mead National Recreation Area

February 03, 2009
Katherine Landing fish cleaner out of service
Katherine Landing fish cleaner out of service.

February 03, 2009
NPS seeks public comment on proposed water treatment facilities
NPS seeks public comment on proposed water treatment facilities.

January 21, 2009
Temporary closure- Government Wash
Temporary closure- Government Wash

January 12, 2009
Two men missing on Lake Mohave, search suspended for the evening
Two men missing on Lake Mohave, search suspended for the evening

January 12, 2009
One body recovered, search continues for other Pahrump man missing on Lake Mohave
One body recovered, search continues for other Pahrump man missing on Lake Mohave

January 12, 2009
Second body found of Lake Mohave
Second body found on Lake Mohave

January 12, 2009
Boaters identified in Lake Mohave deaths
Boaters identified in Lake Mohave deaths

December 19, 2008
LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS
Local notice to mariners.

December 19, 2008
Lake Mead rangers rescue Las Vegas men
Lake Mead rangers rescue Las Vegas men

November 18, 2008
Lake Mead fall victim identified
Lake Mead fall victim identified

November 06, 2008
Lake Mead National Recreation Area to use twitter.com for incident news
Lake Mead National Recreation Area to use twitter.com for incident news

November 04, 2008
National Parks America Tour comes to Lake Mead
National Parks America Tour comes to Lake Mead

November 04, 2008
NPS volunteer recognized for lifetime achievement
NPS volunteer recognized for lifetime achievement

November 04, 2008
NPS to waive entrance fees for vets and military on Veteran's Day, park attractions to offer Veteran's Day discounts
NPS to waive entrance fees for vets and military on Veteran's Day, park attractions to offer Veteran's Day discounts

October 27, 2008
GREEN AND BLUE: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY JOIN
Volunteers of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have been assisting boaters on Lakes Mead and Mohave for decades.

October 08, 2008
19-year-old Bullhead City man dies of apparent drowning in Lake Mohave
19-year-old Bullhead City man dies of apparent drowning in Lake Mohave

October 02, 2008
Resource agency Rangers team up to clean Lake Mead, volunteers needed for
Resource agency Rangers team up to clean Lake Mead, volunteers needed for Oct. 4 clean-up.

September 30, 2008
Public Imput Sought for Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Plans
No abstract supplied.

September 25, 2008
Controlled burns for tamarisk control to take place Friday and Monday
Controlled burns for tamarisk contol to take place Friday and Monday

September 24, 2008
NPS to waive fees for Lake Mead and Lake Mohave this Saturday
Fees waived this Saturday for Lakes Mead and Mohave

September 17, 2008
Public Comment Invited, Environmental Assesment and Master Plan Released for Lake Mead National Recreation Area Headquarters and Warehouse Facilities
The National Park Service (NPS) has released the master plan and environmental assessment for its facilities located in Boulder City, Nev.

September 17, 2008
New Willow Beach Fishing Pier to Officially Open at Public Ceremony
Willow Beach, Ariz. – The National Park Service and Arizona State Parks will celebrate the opening of the new fishing pier at Willow Beach during a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008.

August 13, 2008
Local At-Risk Youth Spend The Day With Lake Mead Rangers
Boulder City, Nev. – Twelve teens, all from the Spring Mountain Youth Camp, spent the day with park rangers from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

August 08, 2008
Segment of River Mountain Loop Trail to Close for One Month
Segment of River Mountain Loop Trail to Close for One Month

July 18, 2008
Notice to Mariners - Changes in Aids to Navigation Hemenway Harbor
Changes in aids to navigation for Hemenway Harbor.

July 15, 2008
Temporary Closure of a Segment of the River Mountain Loop Trail
Temporary closure of a small section of the River Mountain Loop Trail.

July 15, 2008
Notice to Mariners - Changes in Aids to Navigation Las Vegas Wash Area of Lake Mead
Notice to Mariners – Changes in Aids to Navigation Las Vegas Wash Area of Lake Mead

May 31, 2008
NPS Reissues Permits for Limited Escorted Technical Diving At the B-29 Superfortress Bomber Submerged Site 27-08
The National Park Service has awarded two companies limited Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs)

May 31, 2008
Free Fishing Day Activities - Saturday, June 14 At Lake Mead National Recreation Area 28-08
The National Park Service, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

May 30, 2008
22-Year-Old Male Mexican Citizen Dies While Swimming at Lake Mohave 25-08
A 22-year-old Mexican citizen, Adolfo Conchas-Rodriguez, died while swimming at the Cottonwood Cove swim beach yesterday.

May 29, 2008
Onboard Weather Forecasting Class for Boaters this Saturday at Lake Mead Marina Complex, 10 a.m. to 12 noon 24-08
The Las Vegas Sail & Power Squadron is hosting a series of monthly boating safety classes at the Lake Mead Complex of the Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina.

May 22, 2008
National Park Service Engine Reports Small Fire at Lake Mead Marina Complex (Part of Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina) 23-08
At about 6:30 a.m. this morning, employees of the Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina observed a fire on the Lake Mead Marina portion of their 1,350-slip marina.

May 22, 2008
National Park Service Engine Reports Small Fire at Lake Mead Marina Complex (Part of Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina) 22-08 Update
2:00 p.m. update: Investigators confirmed the owner of the boat (that is believed to be where the fire started this morning) was not on the vessel.

May 21, 2008
National Park Service Engine Assists U.S. Forest Service at Mr. Potosi 22-08
At 4 a.m. this morning, National Park Service Wildland Fire Engine Crew 7361

May 16, 2008
National Park Service Seeks Volunteers for Seed Collection 20-08
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking volunteers to help collect seeds from blooming blackbrush plants at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

May 15, 2008
Fire Restrictions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 19-08
Fire restrictions in effect at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are necessary to prevent wildfires during this period of extended drought and increased potential for wildfires in Nevada and Arizona.

May 13, 2008
Temporary Closure of Saddle Cove Road for SNWA Third Intake Construction Activities 16-08
No abstract supplied.

April 08, 2008
Cottonwood Cove Developed Area on Lake Mohave Reopened Today 12-08
The Cottonwood Cove developed area on Lake Mohave reopened at about 1:30 p.m. today after being closed for more than a week due to a water system failure.

March 31, 2008
Emergency Closure at Cottonwood Cove
NPS Rangers are evacuating visitors from the Cottonwood Cove developed area at Lake Mead National Recreation Area because of a water system failure.

March 27, 2008
Temporary One-Day Closure of Callville Bay Launch Ramp Monday, March 31, 2008 8-08
There will be a temporary one-day closure of the Callville Bay boat launch ramp on Monday, March 31, 2008

March 03, 2008
Two Fatalities at Lake Mead 6-08
At about 4:40 p.m., Friday, February 29, an emergency call came into the National Park Service (NPS) Dispatch Center reporting a boating accident near the Swallow Cove area of Lake Mead.

February 06, 2008
Lake Mead Marina to Move to Hemenway Harbor and Become Part of Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina 2-08
The Lake Mead Marina will be moving out of Boulder Harbor because of continued lowering water levels on Lake Mead.

December 12, 2007
Master Plan and Environmental Assessment Being Prepared for the NPS Headquarters and Warehouse Sites 55-07
The National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of preparing a Master Plan for the NPS Headquarters and Warehouse sites for Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nevada.

December 05, 2007
Prescribed Fire at Rogers Spring Scheduled for Friday, December 7 54-07
National Park Service (NPS) fire personnel will conduct a prescribed burn on about four acres near Rogers Spring.

December 03, 2007
Temporary Closure of Overton Beach Launch Ramp 53-07
The National Park Service announces the temporary closure of the Overton Beach Launch Ramp during the month of December 2007.

October 04, 2007
Holiday Activities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Includes Activities at Lakes Mead and Mohave 48-07
The 31st Annual Lake Mead Parade of Lights will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 1, in the Boulder Basin area of Lake Mead.

September 25, 2007
Lake Mead National Recreation Area to Waive Entrance Fee On National Public Lands Day this Saturday 45-07
All National Park Service sites, including Lake Mead National Recreation Area, will offer free visitor admission on September 29 for National Public Lands Day.

September 20, 2007
Kay Rohde, Chief Interpretive Ranger At Lake Mead NRA to Retire on September 30 44-07
Longtime National Park Service Ranger Kay Rohde, currently the Chief of Interpretation at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, will retire with 31 years of service on September 30, 2007.

September 20, 2007
Search Continues for Missing Windsurfer Who Disappeared Last Night During High Wind Conditions 43-07
NPS Rangers have resumed the search for a 39-year-old North Las Vegas man named Erus O’Connor Matanguihan, who was last seen windsurfing without a personal flotation device at 5:30 p.m. last night.

September 17, 2007
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on WWII Japanese-American Confinement Sites 42-07
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on draft criteria that will guide a multi-million dollar federal program to conserve and maintain World War II – era Japanese American confinement sites.

August 23, 2007
Centennial Proposals Eligible for Matching Funds At Lake Mead National Recreation Area 41-07
No abstract supplied.

August 09, 2007
National Park Service (NPS) and Partners will Hold an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Checkpoint at Lake Mead on August 25, 2007 40-07
On Saturday, August 25, 2007, NPS Rangers, will conduct an OUI (commonly referred to as a DUI - driving while under the influence)

August 07, 2007
National Park Service Begins Work on 17.4-Mile Section of the 35-Mile River Mountains Loop Trail 39-07
The National Park Service has begun work on the 35-mile River Mountains Loop Trail.

July 31, 2007
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Honors All Rangers On World Ranger Day, July 31, 2007 38-07
The National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, joins hundreds of other parks around the world honoring its rangers

July 27, 2007
Damage Caused by Recent Summer Storm Events at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 37-07
The National Park Service is reporting damage to some park roads and parking areas caused by recent isolated summer storm cells at Lake Mead NRA. The following areas have been affected

July 24, 2007
Environmental Assessment for Establishing Government Boating Repair Facility and Aids to Navigation Complex at Lake Mead NRA 36-07
No abstract supplied.

July 23, 2007
NPS Releases Official Information Regarding Body Found July 21 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 34-07
The National Park Service dispatch center received a call at 12:21 p.m., Saturday, July 21.

July 23, 2007
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Announces Record of Decisions for the Systems Conveyance and Operations Program 35-07
Superintendent William Dickinson is announcing the Record of Decision for Systems Conveyance and Operations Program (SCOP) has been signed by the National Park Service.

July 09, 2007
NPS Opens B-29 Site to Escorted Technical Divers for Six-Month Trial Period 33-07
The National Park Service has awarded two companies limited Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) for guided technical scuba diving at the B-29 site

July 07, 2007
A 33-Year-Old Man from Atlanta, Georgia Dies on Lake Mohave 32-07
At about 3 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday, July 7), an emergency call came into the National Park Service (NPS) Dispatch Center on Marine Band Emergency Channel 16.

June 27, 2007
Notice to Mariners – Changes in Aids to Navigation Overton Arm Area of Lake Mead 31-07
Lake Mead Recreation Area Superintendent William K Dickenson announces changes to Aids to Navigation in the Overton Arm area of Lake Mead.

June 20, 2007
Identities of Two Men Swept Away in the Las Vegas Wash June 17 Have Been Approved for Release by the Clark County Coroner 30-07
The name of the victim that was swept away as he tried to cross the wash has been identified as Samuel Rosales, a 42-year-old Las Vegas man.

June 18, 2007
Search Continues for Two Missing MenCarried Away by Swift Water in Las Vegas Wash 29-07
Search Continues for Two Missing Men Carried Away by Swift Water in Las Vegas Wash

June 14, 2007
Notice to Mariners Changes in Aids to Navigation Las Vegas Wash Area of Lake Mead 27-07
Lake Mead Recreation Area Superintendent William K Dickenson announces changes to Aids to Navigation in the Las Vegas Wash area of Lake Mead.

June 14, 2007
Fatality at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 28-07
At about 5p.m., tonight (Thursday, June 14), the National Park Service Dispatch Center received an emergency call about an injured 25-year-old male.

June 11, 2007
Notice to Mariners Changes in Overton Arm and Iceberg Reef in Gregg Basin Areas of Lake Mead 26-07
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the following changes to Aids to Navigation in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead

June 03, 2007
Fatality at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 25-07
At about 6:30 p.m., tonight (Sunday, June 3), the National Park Service Dispatch Center received an emergency call about a possible drowning at the Special Events Beach.

June 02, 2007
National Park Service Fire Crews to Conduct Small Prescribed Brush Pile Fire Near Lake Mead Fish Hatchery 24-07
On Saturday, June 2, NPS fire crews will conduct a small prescribed fire near the Lake Mead Fish Hatchery

May 24, 2007
Vessel Explosion at Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina Four Adult Males Injured 23-07
At about 5:00 p.m. today, the NPS Dispatch Center received a report of a vessel explosion and request for medical assistance from employees at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina.

May 22, 2007
National Park Service Fire Crews to Conduct Several Small Prescribed Fires Of Brush Piles on Nevada and Arizona Sides of Lake Mead NRA 22-07
The week of May 21, NPS fire crews will conduct several small prescribed fires, burning piles of brush that were gathered by various work crews.

May 15, 2007
Fire Restrictions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 20-07
Fire restrictions in effect at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are necessary to prevent wildfires

April 16, 2007
Applications Available Online for Qualified Businesses to Apply to Provide Guided Technical Scuba Diving Services for the B-29 Site 17-07
The National Park Service announces the availability of a limited number (2) of Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) for a trial period of guided technical scuba diving at the B-29 site in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead National Recreation Area

March 23, 2007
Public Input Sought on National Park Service Centennial Initiative 14-07
On August 25, 2006, the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service, President Bush announced the National Park Service Centennial Initiative.

March 02, 2007
Divers Help Invited 11-07
Recreational scuba divers are invited to report their sightings of quagga and zebra mussels to a website collecting information on the spread of these invasive equipment-fouling bivalves west of the Mississippi River.

March 02, 2007
Environmental Assessment for Echo Bay Upgrade 12-07
William K. Dickinson, Superintendent, has announced the release of an environmental assessment to evaluate a proposal to upgrade the existing power servicing the Echo Bay developed area within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

February 15, 2007
The National Park Service Announces Location of Submerged PBY Catalina Aircraft for Technical Divers to Explore and Enjoy 10-07
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the location of a submerged PBY Catalina flying boat that crashed into Lake Mead in 1949.

February 02, 2007
Overton Beach Marina to Begin Move February 2 Temporary Closure of Area Commonly Referred to as The Narrows 12 noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, February 3. 7-07
The Overton Beach Marina is scheduled to begin moving from the Overton Arm of Lake Mead to the existing marinas operated by Forever Resorts at Callville Bay and Temple Bar.

February 02, 2007
Tamarisk Control Projects Scheduled in Black Canyon 8-07
The National Park Service will conduct tamarisk control downstream from Hoover Dam in two canyons on the Nevada side of Black Canyon February 6-12, 2007.

January 30, 2007
Narrows Closure
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, National Park Service, I hereby declare that portion of Lake Mead commonly referred to as “The Narrows” from shoreline to shoreline beginning at the eastern longitude of 114° 39’ 1” and latitude 36° 7’ 49.5” to western longitude of 114° 32’ 54.2” and latitude 36° 9’ 3.7”, to be closed to all boat traffic, fishing, and other public use during an emergency marina relocation operation.

January 30, 2007
Overton Beach Marina to Begin Move January 31 Temporary Closure of Area Commonly Referred to as The Narrows 12 noon to 6 p.m., Friday, February 2. 6-07
The Overton Beach Marina is scheduled to begin moving from the Overton Arm of Lake Mead to the existing marinas operated by Forever Resorts at Callville Bay and Temple Bar.

January 23, 2007
Special Diving Restriction Extended on Lake Mead 4-07
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the extension of the diving restriction of the portion of the Lower Overton Arm until January 21, 2008.

January 22, 2007
Invasive Mussel Update from Lake Mead National Recreation Area 3-07
On Saturday, January 20, NPS divers found live zebra-type mussels known as quagga mussels (Dreissena spp.) at the Katherine Landing Marina on docks and hulls of houseboats.

January 17, 2007
Invasive Mussel Update from Lake Mead National Recreation Area 2-07
Live quagga mussels (a nuisance invasive species closely related to, and commonly referred to as zebra mussels) were discovered in Lake Mead on January 6 at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor marina.

January 17, 2007
New vault toilets to be replaced and installed in several locations throughout the park
New concrete vault toilets will be installed at several locations around the park in January, 2007.

January 10, 2007
Live Zebra Mussels Found at Lake Mead; Resource Agencies Initiate Program to Assess Extent and Prevent Spread 1-07
Live zebra mussels, a nuisance invasive species, were discovered in Lake Mead on Saturday, January 6, by a Las Vegas Boat Harbor marina employee.

January 09, 2007
Hemenway
Hemenway Fishing Pier Closed

December 26, 2006
Overton Beach Impacted by Lowering Lake Levels 65-06
On December 31, 2006, the existing concession contract between the National Park Service and Overton Beach Marina, Inc. will expire.

December 12, 2006
Springs Inventory Underway at Lake Mead NRA
In October 2006, a two-man crew from the Great Basin Institute began surveying the springs in Lake Mead NRA.

November 30, 2006
LMNRA Announces the Release of an Environmental Assessment for Constructing a Third Water Supply Intake at Saddle Island 63-06
William K. Dickinson, Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA), has announced the release of the environmental assessment to evaluate a proposal to construct a third water supply intake in Lake Mead.

November 28, 2006
NPS Announces Temporary closure of Kingman Wash 62-06
Temporary Closure of Kingman Wash Road

November 27, 2006
NPS to Conduct Prescribed Fire at Echo Bay 61-06
NPS fire personnel will conduct a prescribed burn on three acres of the sewer lagoons just north of the Echo Bay trailer village.

November 20, 2006
Holiday Activities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 60-06
The 30th Annual Lake Mead Parade of Lights will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 2, in the Boulder Basin area of Lake Mead.

November 14, 2006
Willow Beach Access Road and Launch Ramp Update Access Road are Reopen 58-06
The Willow Beach Access Road (at about mile marker 13 on Highway 93 in Arizona) and launch ramp were re-opened to the public ahead of schedule Friday, November 3.

October 30, 2006
Willow Beach Access Road and Lower Portal Road to Re-open Saturday, November 4 57-06
The Willow Beach Access Road and Lower Portal Road will reopen on Saturday, November 4.

October 19, 2006
Upgrades to the Primary Power Servicing the Echo Bay Developed Area 55-06
Officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are partnering with the Overton Power District to develop options to upgrade the power supply servicing the Echo Bay developed area.

October 16, 2006
Willow Beach Developed Area and Access Road 54-06
The Willow Beach access road (off Highway 93), washed out from flooding in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 14 remains closed.

October 15, 2006
Willow Beach and Access Road Update 53-06
The Willow Beach access road (off Highway 93), washed out from flooding early Saturday, October 14, remains closed at this time.

October 14, 2006
NPS Rangers and Forever Resorts Employees Perform Successful 51-06
NPS Rangers and Forever Resorts concession employees (from Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures), successfully rescued 36 people who were stranded in Black Canyon.

September 28, 2006
NPS, in Partnership with BLM, will Hold Wilderness Management Plan Public Meetings October 3 and 4
No abstract supplied.

September 26, 2006
Rangers Seek Information on Missing 42-Year-Old
On Friday, September 1, 2006, National Park Service (NPS) personnel were notified by the fiancée of Sid Espinoza

September 25, 2006
Environmental Assessment to Evaluate Proposal for New Larger Parking Lot at Echo Bay Developed Area
William K. Dickinson, Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, announced the release of the environmental assessment to evaluate a proposal to construct a parking lot at the Echo Bay developed area

September 21, 2006
Moapa Valley Wastewater Improvements
Officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area have received a proposal from the Clark County Water Reclamation District (CCWRD) to expand the existing sewer system in the lower Moapa Valley

September 20, 2006
Lake Mead National Recreation Area to Waive Entrance Fees
On Saturday, September 30, all entrance fees into Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be waived in honor of the 13th Annual National Public Lands Day.

September 12, 2006
NPS to Move Fishing Pier in Temporary Horsepower Cove Location to
On Wednesday, September 27, NPS maintenance personnel will move the fishing pier that was temporarily relocated to Horsepower Cove in the Hemenway Harbor

September 11, 2006
Lake Mead NRA Announces Prescribed Fire to Take Place
National Park Service (NPS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) fire personnel will conduct a prescribed burn on up to 580 acres

August 14, 2006
Bullhead City Councilman/Vice-Mayor, Donald Earl Sullivan
At about 1:00 p.m., yesterday, Sunday, August 13, Donald Earl Sullivan of Bullhead City, Arizona died of what appeared to be a heart attack

August 10, 2006
Placer Cove Access Road (NPS Road AR47) to Lake Mohave, Closed Due to Road Damage Sustained in Yesterday’s Flash Flooding
National Park Service Road AR 47, (commonly referred to as the Placer Cove Road and/or the Eldorado Canyon/Nelson Road) has been temporarily closed at the turnoff from the Nelson Access Road.

August 09, 2006
Mary Hinson Selected as Chief Ranger, Lake Mead NRA
Mary Hinson was selected for the Chief Ranger position at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) on July 9, 2006.

August 09, 2006
43-Year-Old Brooklyn, New York Man Dies at Lake Mead
At 3:17 p.m. a 911 call originating at Lake Mead was routed to the Clark County Fire Dispatch Center.

August 07, 2006
National Park Service (NPS) and Partners will Hold an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Checkpoint at Lake Mead on August 26, 2006
On Saturday, August 26, 2006, NPS Rangers, will conduct an OUI (commonly referred to as a DUI - driving while under the influence) Checkpoint at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

August 02, 2006
Current Conditions
Lake Mead has more than 500 miles of shoreline and the current lake elevation is 1,126 vertical feet. The current water temperature is a warm 88 degrees. Lake Mohave has 250 miles of shoreline and the water elevation is 642 vertical feet.

July 31, 2006
Callville Bay Launch Ramp Update
Due to lowering water levels on Lake Mead, the Callville Bay launch ramp currently ends at the water

July 23, 2006
42-Year-Old Las Vegas Man Found Alive After 13-Hour Search
At about 6 a.m. today, the National Park Service Dispatch Center received a call from a friend of 42-year-old George Orozco of Las Vegas.

July 18, 2006
Notice to Mariners Changes in the Temple Basin (Temple Mesa)
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the changes in Aids to Navigation in the Temple Basin area of Lake Mead.

July 07, 2006
Lake Mead NRA Announces Release of Environmental Assessment: Rehabilitation of Northshore Road and Overton Beach and Echo Bay Access Roads Changes in the Boulder Basin (Burro Point)
Superintendent William K. Dickinson has announced the release of an environmental assessment.

June 23, 2006
Notice to Mariners Changes in the Boulder Basin (Burro Point)
Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the following changes in Aids to Navigation in the Boulder Basin on Lake Mead.

June 21, 2006
Search Continues at Lake Mead for Body of 26-Year-old Las Vegas Man
At about 9:05 p.m. last night the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Dispatch Center received a report that a young man had gone into the water to swim with friends and never returned to shore.

June 21, 2006
Body of Missing 26-Year-Old Man Recovered
At 9:50 a.m., Metro divers recovered the body of the missing 26-year-old Las Vegas man. The divers located the body 45 seconds into their first dive.

June 14, 2006
Current Conditions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead has more than 500 miles of shoreline and the current lake elevation is 1,129 vertical feet.

June 14, 2006
Lake Mead NRA Chief Ranger Dale Antonich to Retire June 30 with 33 Years of Service
Dale Antonich began his career with the National Park Service as a seasonal park ranger.

June 11, 2006
Two Fatalities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area: 1. Saturday, June 10 - Drowning on Lake Mead 2. Sunday, June 11 - Unknown Cause of Death at Katherine Landing Long-Term Trailer Village
Two Fatalities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

May 31, 2006
Cottonwood Cove Marina to Offer Free Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids
The Boat U.S. Foundation’s "Life Jacket Loaner Program For Kids," added Forever Resorts’ Cottonwood Cove Marina to the list of more than 400 locations currently participating in this national program.

May 27, 2006
NPS Rangers and NDOW Wardens Recover Body of 7-Year-Old Girl
At about 5:40 p.m., NPS Dispatchers received a call that rangers were needed at the Boulder Beach

May 27, 2006
Lake Mead: 1. Search Currently Underway for 7-Year-Old Girl Who Fell Off Raft. 2. Body Recovered of Missing 21-Year-Old Man
At about 5:40 p.m., NPS Dispatchers received a call that rangers were needed at the Boulder Beach area of Lake Mead.

May 27, 2006
Saturday Update for Lake Mead NRA Lake Wind Advisory Upgraded to Wind Advisory
The National Park Service and the National Weather Service are issuing a strong warning about the Wind Advisory in effect for Southern Nevada including both Lakes Mead and Mohave.

May 26, 2006
32-Year-Old Los Angeles, California Woman, Laura Ventura, Dies on Lake Mohave (near Princess Cove)
At about 4:04 p.m. today, an emergency call came in on Marine Band Channel 16 that a person was in the water near the Princess Cove area of Lake Mohave

May 25, 2006
Current Conditions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Launching Update and Forecast
Lake Mead has more than 500 miles of shoreline and the water elevation is 1,132 vertical feet.

May 14, 2006
Update on Weekend Tragedies at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Today, Sunday, May 14, at about 10:40 a.m., NPS Rangers and the dive team recovered the body of the North Las Vegas teenager

May 14, 2006
16-Year-Old Drowns at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Second Drowning of the Friday – Sunday Weekend
At about 7:15 p.m. last night, a call came into the National Park Service (NPS) dispatch center reporting a possible drowning

May 12, 2006
Apparent Drowning at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 39-Year-Old Male from San Diego, CA
This afternoon at 5:05 p.m., a call came into the National Park Service (NPS) dispatch center reporting a possible drowning at Lake Mead.

May 12, 2006
Fire Restriction at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Monday, May 15, 2006
Due to the abundant growth of grass and brush from the 2005 winter/spring rains, a high fire danger still exists.

May 11, 2006
Restoration Crew Will Rappel Off Cliffs to Clean Graffiti
At about 11:30 a.m., on May 17, 2006, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be removing graffiti just south of Placer Cove.

May 09, 2006
Cottonwood Cove Marina Employees Honored by National Park Service
At about 6 p.m. on June 26, 2005, a vessel (with five persons on board) collided at a high rate of speed with the Nevada shoreline.

April 26, 2006
NPS Ranger Ryan Regnell to Receive Valor Award In Washington, D.C., May 4, 2006
In an awards ceremony to be held May 4, 2006, at the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

April 06, 2006
Current Conditions at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Launching Update
Lake Mead has more than 500 miles of shoreline and the water elevation is 1,138 vertical feet.

March 31, 2006
Lake Mead NRA Proposes Wireless Telecommunication Facility Plan
Lake Mead (NRA) receives numerous inquiries from wireless telecommunication companies seeking to develop sites within the park to provide cellular phone service.

March 31, 2006
Lake Mead NRA Proposes Implementation of Conservation Agreement and Strategy for Relict Leopard Frog
In July of 2005, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, in cooperation with other federal and state agencies, completed a Conservation Agreement and Strategy (CAS) to protect the relict leopard frog (Rana onca).

March 20, 2006
NPS Cyclic and Federal Highway Road Maintenance Resumes in Lake Mead NRA
The chip/seal project that was started last fall by Hardrives Construction from Billings, Montana, is resuming.

February 21, 2006
Final Note to Editors and News Directors: B-29 Superfortress Media Day at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
On July 21, 1948, a B-29 bomber crashed into Lake Mead while engaged in top-secret research.

February 13, 2006
Note to Editors and News Directors: B-29 Superfortress Media Day at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
National Park Service Submerged Resource Center and Lake Mead National Recreation Area Personnel

January 27, 2006
Special Diving Restriction Extended on Lake Mead
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the extension of the diving restriction of the portion of the Lower Overton Arm until January 20, 2007

January 05, 2006
Notice to Mariners - Changes in the Boulder Basin
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the following changes in Aids to Navigation in the Boulder Basin on Lake Mead.

Did You Know?

Scenic picture of Wilderness in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

"The wilderness . . . that has come to us from the eternity of the past we have the boldness to project into the eternity of the future. It seems presumptuous for men and women . . . to dare to undertake a program for perpetuity, but that surely is our challenge." -- Howard Zahniser