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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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    The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »

  • 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 »

Scheduled Marina Closure at Temple Bar May 13-20

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Date: May 27, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691


Temple Bar, Ariz. - Temple Bar Marina on Lake Mead is scheduled to reconfigure to adjust to reduced lake levels from May 13 to May 20. Visitors will have limited access to marina services during this time. Marina slip renters will still have access to their boats by shuttle boat.

The Temple Bar Marina fuel dock will be closed for one day on May 14. All land based services such as the store, motel and restaurant will not be affected by closures.

Visitors can contact Temple Bar Marina at (928) 767-3211

Fluctuating lake levels have forced Lake Mead consessionaires to move and reconfigure their marinas. This year's moves will cost them about $1 million by the end of the summer. The National Park Service estimates it will cost an additional $10 million to extend launch ramps. Funding from entrance fees and the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act will be used to construct permanent ramp extensions

For more about Lake Mead attractions visit http://www.FunOnTheLake.com. Current conditions at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are available on the park web site at http://www.nps.gov/lame, click on "Current Launch Ramp and Road Conditions."

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