• 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 »


The Adopt-A-Program at Lake Mead National Recreation Area gives you the opportunity to keep your favorite area clean! Volunteers assist the park in maintaining a cove, trail, or road by performing clean ups at a minimum of three times per year. There are many areas available for you to adopt! All you need to do is let us know what you are interested in and send the information to us by email or postal mail to:

e-mail us

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
C/O Volunteer Program Office
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

Please include:
Name/Group Name
Phone Number
Area of interest (specific name if possible)


Thank you to our current Adopt-A-Cove Volunteers! read more

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Chuckwalla in Bridge Canyon Wilderness - photo taken by Brian Beffort

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