Important Notice to Mariners
Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »
Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage
Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »
Goldstrike Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring Trails Temporarily Closed
A temporary emergency closure is in place for Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, beginning Aug. 1. This closure includes National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation lands. More »
Summer Fire Rules in Effect
Lake Mead NRA is now enforcing summer fire restrictions. Please click 'more' to learn about the rules for fire during our hot, dry season. More »
NORTHSHORE ROAD REOPENS AFTER FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
UPDATE: Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is now open in all directions.
UPDATE: The northbound lane of Northshore Road is open. The southbound lane remains temporarily closed near mile marker 31.
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: August 11, 2013
Release No.: 2013-57
Contact: Christie Vanover 702-283-2344
NORTHSHORE ROAD WAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area remains temporarily closed in both directions from mile maker 30 to 32.5 due to a fatal motorcycle accident.
At 7:41 a.m. Aug. 11, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received an emergency call reporting that a motorcycle went off the road.
National Park Service Rangers from the Lake Mead District responded and found an adult male approximately 40-feet off the road. Rangers and paramedics from Mercy Air conducted life saving care. He was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m.
Preliminary reports indicate speed as a contributing factor. The victim was wearing personal protective equipment. National Park Service Rangers are handling the accident investigation with the assistance of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The identity of the driver will not be released until next of kin have been notified.
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