• 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 »

Picnics

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There are shaded picnic areas located throughout the park. Please be sure to clean up all of your litter and keep our park clean. Picnicking is also welcome on all the beaches but you may want to bring your own shade.
 


 
Popular Picnic Locations Lake Mead Popular Picnic Locations Lake Mohave
Redstone
Roger’s Spring
Blue Point Spring
Echo Bay
Callville Bay
Las Vegas Bay
Boulder Beach
Temple Bar
South Cove
Willow Beach
Cottonwood Cove
Princess Cove
South Arizona Telephone Cove
Katherine Landing

 

Plan your visit by starting on our Visitor Services Page. Here you will find useful links to everything from where to rent kayaks to boat repair and other services offered by permittees in the park.

Did You Know?

Golden Strike Canyon in the Black Canyon Wilderness

"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web-of-life. We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." -- Chief Seattle