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 »
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 »
Lake Mead National Recreation Area has many opportunities for both short-term and long-term volunteer service, including single-day projects, full-time positions, and long-term commitments that can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Positions include administration, cultural resources, boating, natural resources management, interpretation, maintenance, and campground host among others. Whether you’re looking for a one-time experience, a continuous position working alongside National Park Rangers every day, or an ongoing assignment that requires a flexible commitment of a few days per month, you'll find many opportunities to participate in the stewardship of your national park.
Did You Know?
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.