UPCOMING LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA EVENTS OCT 7 – NOV 2

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Date: October 6, 2017

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: October 6, 2017
Release No.: 2017-57
Contact: 702-293-8691

UPCOMING LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA EVENTS OCT 7 – NOV 2

BOULDER CITY, Nevada. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area rangers invite the public to the following events Oct. 7 – Nov. 2

Get Outdoors Nevada Day, Oct 7

Join rangers at Cornerstone Park in Henderson, Nevada, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 for Get Outdoors Nevada Day to learn about a variety of ways to have fun in the sun in Southern Nevada. There will be Camping 101, Leave No Trace 101 and Junior Ranger activities, Lake Mead National Recreation Area vehicles and vessels, kayaking, a rock-climbing wall, and so much more. Tour the exhibits, and participate in family-friendly outdoor activities throughout the day. Free America the Beautiful annual passes will be distributed to 4th graders as part of the Every Kid in a Park national program. For more information about this event, visit www.getoutdoorsnevadaday.org.

 

Ranger Chat: Wildlife at Lake Mead, Oct 11

Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn more about the abundant wildlife found throughout Nevada. A ranger from the Nevada Department of Wildlife will share information about a variety of animals that live at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

 

Low Water Plan: Public meeting, Oct.11

Join rangers from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Mohave County Library, Kingman Branch, 3269 North Burbank Street, Kingman, Arizona, to comment on Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s proposed low water amendment to Lake Mead General Management Plan. Park officials have been developing a plan to address operational needs for Lake Mead in the event that water elevation decreases below 1,050 feet. The purpose of this plan is to provide a long-term strategy for addressing operational needs to maintain lake access and to provide safe and diverse recreational opportunities. Comments and recommendations regarding the scope of the environmental assessment will be accepted through Nov. 5. They may be submitted by U.S. Mail to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Compliance Office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005 or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.

 

Low Water Plan: Public meeting, Oct.12

Join rangers from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Henderson Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 South Racetrack Road, Henderson, Nevada, to comment on Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s proposed low water amendment to Lake Mead General Management Plan. Park officials have been developing a plan to address operational needs for Lake Mead in the event that water elevation decreases below 1,050 feet. The purpose of this plan is to provide a long-term strategy for addressing operational needs to maintain lake access and to provide safe and diverse recreational opportunities. Recommendations regarding the scope of the environmental assessment will be accepted through Nov. 5. They may be submitted by U.S. Mail to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Compliance Office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005 or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.

 

Ranger Program: Leave No Trace, Oct 14

Join rangers and the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center outdoor plaza for a free Leave No Trace training. These trainers travel throughout the United States providing information and training on outdoor ethics. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

 

Volunteer Event: Cottonwood Cove Beach Cleanup and Eco-Dive, Oct 14

Forever Resorts and the National Park Service are co-sponsoring a beach cleanup and eco-dive at Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave Oct. 14. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cleanup goes from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be asked to clean up around the boat harbor and shoreline. For more information or to pre-register, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 702-293-8717 or e-mail us. Divers interested in the eco-dive must show proof of current diving certification at registration in order to participate. For more information or to pre-register, please contact Greg Carter at 702-297-1464. All volunteers will return at noon and participate in a lunch sponsored by Forever Resorts. Wrist bands will be given out to all those who register and sign in. 

 

Ranger Chat: The Mojave Desert - A Magical Land, Oct 15

Join a ranger at 11: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center and learn about the animals and plants that call this vibrant desert home. From the desert bighorn sheep found in the rugged mountains to the smallest beavertail cactus, life is abundant and thriving in what many think is a barren landscape. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

 

WON Bass Fishing Tournament - US Open Oct 16-18

Around 500 Anglers with 250 boats will be participating in the WON Bass Fishing Tournament at Callville Bay Marina Oct. 16-18. For more information on this permitted event, call 702-293-8990.

 

Park Program: How to Fish Lake Mead, Oct 21

Join a Nevada Department of Wildlife Angler Educator from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center and learn about fishing at the lake. The staff and volunteers will share tips about fishing techniques, baits, and lures, and answer questions about licenses and other regulations. For more information, call 702-486-5127 x 3503.               

               

BBSC Pumpkinman Triathlon, Oct 21

Around 600 triathletes will race though Lake Mead National Recreation Area Oct. 21 for the BBSC Pumpkinman Triathlon. The race has four distance options available: olympic or sprint triathlon and a 10k and 5k run. The swim portion of the race takes place at Boulder Beach. Then, athletes will bike along Lakeshore Road and then climb the hill into Boulder City. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays. During the race, the bicycle course in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is an open road. Please use caution when driving alongside cyclists. Share the road, and do not pass in no passing zones. Cyclists are reminded that they must bike in single file on the roadways. Cycling abreast is not permitted with Lake Mead National Recreation Area. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.bbsctri.com/pumpkinman.


Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun-A Child’s Nature Perspective, Oct 22

Join a ranger at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn about a variety of ways children can learn about Lake Mead National Recreation Area and get in touch with nature. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

 

International Observe the Moon Night, Oct 28

Join a ranger at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Katherine Landing to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. This event is part of a worldwide, public celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth’s nearest neighbor. Telescopes will be provided. For more information, call 702-293-8970.

 

Nevada Bicycle Club - Bicycle Ride, Oct 28

Around 200 bicycles will race though Lake Mead National Recreation Area Oct. 28. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays. During the race, the bicycle course in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is an open road. Please use caution when driving alongside cyclists. Share the road, and do not pass in no passing zones. Cyclists are reminded that they must bike in single file on the roadways. Cycling abreast is not permitted with Lake Mead National Recreation Area. For more information on this permitted event, Call 702-293-8990.

 

Life in Death: Day of the Dead Festival, Nov 1-2

Join park rangers from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at the Winchester Cultural Center for the Winchester Day of the Dead Festival. The event will explore cultural traditions relating to the Mexican holiday of El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

               

Ranger Program: Wilderness Hiking; Exploring the Park, Nov 2

Join a ranger at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at REI Boca Park in Las Vegas to learn about Lake Mead National Recreation Area's wilderness hiking opportunities. This is part of the Friends of Nevada Wilderness monthly Wild Speaker Series. For more information, call REI Boca Park at 702-951-4488.

 

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Last updated: October 6, 2017

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