• 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, 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 »

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Drowning Prevention Media
Short videos based on actual events at Lake Mead, Spanish and English versions.

 

Partnerships in Education

A ten minute film that features the educational outreach of Lake Mead National Recreation Area and it's partners. Click here for video.

 
Ranger leads students through slot canyon

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Lake Mead NRA education staff making a difference in the lives of students. Click here for video.

Historic Railroad Trail

Historic Railroad Trail Video Podcast
Hike through five abandoned tunnels, following the railroad bed where trains once hauled the materials for building Hoover Dam. Click preferred link below.


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Sunken B-29 Video Podcast
Deep beneath the surface of Lake Mead a crashed WWII bomber lies shrouded in darkness and covered by the sediments of time. Click preferred link below.

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Diving to the Aggregate Plant Video Podcast
There are many cultural resources hidden below the placid waters of Lake Mead. This podcast explores the aggregate plant that produced material for the building of Hoover Dam. Click preferred link below.

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The Park in Your Backyard Film Festival
In celebrating the Ken Burns Film Project "The National Parks: America's Best Idea", we had 22 students from Bailey Middle School in Las Vegas visit the park on April 1, 2009. They used cameras purchased with a grant funded through the National Park Foundation by the generous support of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to produce 11 short videos about their visit. On the evening of May 27 we held the “Park in Your Backyard” film festival at the school. About 200 people were in attendance including students, family, faculty, community members, and park staff. Between Apr. 1 and the film premiere, rangers visited the school twice a week during and after school to assist students with putting together their films.

Did You Know?

Down River view of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.