• 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 »

OZ-Operation Zero

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Ahoy! Experience Lake Mead in a way you never have before. Join the “OZ CREW” and be a hero, take pollution down to zero.

Come enjoy a day on the lake with your co-workers, friends, or family while helping protect your park and environment with Operation Zero, Citizens Removing & Eliminating Waste. The OZ CREW goal is to engage community groups and families to experience Lake Mead National Recreation Area while working together to keep our national park clean.

Aboard OZ we will travel to a cove accessible only by boat, and spend 2-2½ hours picking up and bagging litter. On the day of the voyage, the journey begins in the morning. NPS staff will provide an overview of the day including vessel safety and instructions.

During the clean-up the OZ CREW will have an opportunity to explore the area or just take in the majestic scenery, including the mountain coves, and wildlife. The excursion will end early in the afternoon when OZ returns to the launch site, the bags of trash are disposed of, and the boat is cleaned and readied for the next trip.

JOURNEY ESSENTIALS

…..be in good physical condition to perform the duties

…..be at least 12 years or older (recommend 1 adult for every 4 children)

…..bring a snack, and plenty of water

…..dress suitably for the weather, including bringing a hat and sunscreen

…..wear shoes that can get wet, but sturdy enough to hike short distances

…..a sense of adventure and ready for some fun!

CREW CONNECTIONS

…..building stewardship

…..teamwork

…..keeping our local area clean

…..protecting water, animals, and plants

…..a fun experience on Lake Mead while helping the community

JOINING OZ

OZ CREW missions are held in the fall through spring, both weekdays and weekends. Your CREW should consist of 5-10 members; they can be family, friends or work associates. Sign up by calling 702-293-8711 or emailing lame_volunteer_coordinator@nps.gov.

Get friends, family members, or work associates together for a memorable experience with the OZ CREW!

Did You Know?

A Mountain Biker

Today you can walk or bicycle along the elevated railroad bed used to haul supplies and materials for the construction of Hoover Dam and enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Mead and the surrounding desert landscape. More...