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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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    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 »


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Date: November 4, 2009
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
our armed forces can never be understated," said Salazar.

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
Spring Mountains; two national conservation areas - Red Rock Canyon, and Sloan Canyon; four national wildlife refuges - Ash Meadows, Desert, Pahranagat, and Moapa Valley; 24 wilderness areas, and 2 wilderness study areas.

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

Hoover Dam was the first major dam to span the wild Colorado River. One hundred twelve workers died before it was finished in 1935.