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, through Sept. 11. 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 »
VETERANS DAY FEE-FREE AT LAKE MEAD AND OTHER SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LANDS
Contact: Andrew S. Munoz
LAS VEGAS – Lake Mead National Recreation Area along with all public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation will be fee-free on Veterans Day, Wednesday Nov. 11 in honor of America's service men and women.
"The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee-free day to thank our nation’s service men and women,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. "The sacrifices and achievements of the brave men and women of
Las Vegas serves as a unique gateway to public lands. Within a half-day's drive from Las Vegas there are six national parks, including Grand Canyon, Zion and Death Valley; two national recreation areas - Lake Mead, and
The Department of Agriculture also is waiving entrance fees at national forests.
Visit http://www.snap.gov for more about Southern Nevada public lands.
Did You Know?
Hoover Dam was the first major dam to span the wild Colorado River. One hundred twelve workers died before it was finished in 1935.