• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • 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 »


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Date: February 8, 2010

LAS VEGAS – Lake Mead National Recreation Area volunteers will be among the 2.3 million volunteers participating in Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup happening in 15,000 communities nationwide on Saturday,  March 6. Boulder Harbor will be the focus of this year’s event at Lake Mead and will be from 8 am to 12 pm.

Last year 122 volunteers cleaned one square-mile of park land at Government Wash. They removed 500 trash bags of litter and 300-pounds of glass.

The Great American Cleanup creates a nationwide synergy as it empowers citizens to make the country a more beautiful place to live.

Those interested in volunteering this year can register at http://www.getoutdoorsnevada.org until a week before the event. After that  please call Jennifer Winston at (702) 293-8711.

Did You Know?

Joshua Trees

Joshua trees are the largest of the yuccas, growing to 35 feet tall. They are among the oldest plants in the desert; some over 1,000 years old.