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 »
2012 SURVEY REPORTS LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA VISITORS SATISFIED
National Park Service
"It's exciting that, for the fifth year in a row, our visitors are overwhelmingly satisfied with their national park experience at Lake Mead National Recreation Area," said Superintendent Bill Dickinson. "Our park staff and concession employees put forth so much effort to ensure our guests have a great time while they experience America in the beautiful lakes, canyons and mountains of the southwest."
The survey is designed to measure visitor satisfaction and visitor understanding and appreciation. In addition to rating services like exhibits, trails and employees, visitors were encouraged to leave comments.
Many said Lake Mead NRA is a fun, clean, family-friendly park with helpful employees. One visitor commented: "I really enjoy coming here.I would rather be here than anywhere else!"
Others had comments about restrooms and conduct of other visitors, and some suggested planting more trees. All responses were presented to the management team, so future improvements could be made, where possible.
The survey, which was distributed to a random sample of 400 visitors in the park from June 1-30, is conducted annually by the National Park Service in cooperation with the University of Idaho Park Studies Unit. The response rate was 76 percent with 303 visitors responding. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percent with 95 percent confidence.
To view the results, visit https://psu.uidaho.edu/files/vsc/reports/vsc.LAME612.pdf.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is America's fifth most visited national park with more than 7 million visits a year. In the summer months of June, July and August, 2.2 million people visited Lake Mead in 2012. From January through August, the park has seen 4.6 million visitors.
The park offers a variety of outdoor recreation from camping, hiking, cycling to boating and fishing. The park is rich in natural and cultural history. More than 10,000 years of human history and 1.8 billion years of geological history are represented; 25 threatened and endangered species and sensitive Native American cultural sites are protected within the recreation area.
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