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 »
Join Our Friends
The National Park Service at Lake Mead National Recreation Area has formed a strong partnership with the three other federal land management agencies in Southern Nevada - the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP) was formed to develop collaborative programs and projects that enhance services to the public, improve the stewardship of the federal lands and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our management activities. This volunteer partnership finds new and exciting projects for volunteers to participate in and become stewards of the public lands.
Get Outdoors Nevada is part of the SNAP partnership formed by the four federal land management agencies to recruit volunteer for our programs. The National Park Service utilizes this web-based website to connect volunteers to the abundance of volunteer opportunities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the three other federal agencies in Southern Nevada.
Don't Trash Nevada, a Southern Nevada Take Pride in America Program, is part of the SNAP partnership formed to focus on encouraging clean-up efforts and discouraging litter and illegal dumping at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the three other federal land management agencies in Southern Nevada.
Did You Know?
With more than 700 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead offers countless opportunities for exploration. One can return to Lake Mead National Recreation Area again and again to a favorite cove or hideaway in which to enjoy the special solitude, where water and desert contrast and complement each other.