UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA OCT 25 – NOV 30

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Date: October 24, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2014
Release No.: 2014-83
Contact: 702-293-8691

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA OCT 25 – NOV 30

BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area or with its staff Oct. 25 through Nov. 30.

Get Outdoors Nevada Day, Oct 25

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, its business partners and the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership will be in full force celebrating recreation at Get Outdoors Nevada Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas.

The free family-friendly event features interactive exhibits, walking, running and biking trails, a K9 area, tennis courts, basketball courts and baseball fields, lounging areas, theme lodges, a climbing wall and one of the largest skate parks in the country.

Come learn about ways to get out in Nevada to do everything from picnicking at a winery to snowboarding down a mountain or paddling the Southwest’s first National Water Trail.

The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Explore! Mobile Exhibit will be on display with interactive videos, a photo gallery and recreation maps for public lands throughout Southern Nevada. The photography, artwork and poetry of students who have participated in the Graduation 2016 – Healthy Land, Healthy People program will be showcased.

In addition, staff from the federal agencies will provide information about volunteering at Lake Mead, Spring Mountains/Mount Charleston, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Red Rock Canyon and Sloan Canyon . For more information, visit www.getoutdoorsnevada.org.

Ranger Talk: Public Lands: Treasures of Southern Nevada, Oct 25-26

Rangers will share information about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley. Talks are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Pumpkinman Triathlon, Oct 25

Around 1,000 athletes will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Oct. 25 during the Pumpkinman Triathlon. The swim portion of the race takes place at Boulder Beach. Then, athletes will bike along Lakeshore Road. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays. Drivers should use caution when passing cyclists. Cyclists are reminded that they must bike in single file on the roadways. Cycling abreast is not permitted within Lake Mead NRA. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://bbsctri.com/pumpkinman.

Ranger Program: Scary Stories and Spooky Animals, Oct 30


Prepare for Halloween with rangers as they tell scary stories and teach guests about animals that some consider frightening from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.


Halloween Night Hike, Oct 30


Join rangers on a night hike to learn about animals of the night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Meet at the Historic Railroad Trailhead. Bring a water and flashlight. For more information, call 702-293-8990.


Trick or Treat at Lake Mead, Oct 31


Trick or Treat at the Lake Mead Visitor Center all day Oct. 31. A costume contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 702-293-8990.


Ranger Talk: Park Invaders: Non-Native Species, Nov 1-2

Rangers will share information about non-native species that have invaded the recreation area and what scientists are doing to keep the species from overwhelming the park. Talks are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Singing around the Campfire, Nov 1

Gather under the stars at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 as Mike Kershaw, a local acoustic guitarist and vocalist, leads participants in songs, ranging from childhood favorites to popular songs of today to some of his own originals. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride, Nov 8


Around 500 people will ride through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 8 to honor the nation’s healing veterans. The ride begins on Las Vegas Boulevard and travels through Lake Mead on Northshore Road. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays. Drivers should use caution when passing cyclists. Cyclists are reminded that they must bike in single file on the roadways. Cycling abreast is not permitted within Lake Mead NRA. For more information on this permitted event, visit https://ride2recovery.com/honorRide.php.
 

Ranger Talk: Outdoor Fun: A Child’s Nature Perspective, Nov 8-9

Bring the kids and learn about the variety of ways they can learn about Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Talks are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Fee-free day, Nov 11

Entrance fees will be waived at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Fees for camping, lake use or use of concessions still apply.

Ranger Talk: Lake Mead Rocks: Geology 101, Nov 16

Rangers will share information about how the landscape of the recreation area has changed over millions of years from tropical shallow seas to fiery volcanoes. Talks are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Talk: Wingspan Myths, Nov 23

Rangers will share information about the wingspans of a variety of desert birds. Talks are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Mountain Man Turkey Trot Nov 27

Around 1,000 people will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 27 along the Historic Railroad Trail for the annual Turkey Trot. The 12K races to the Hoover Dam and back. There is also a 5K and one-mile course. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays along Lakeshore Road. Due to limited parking, participants should park near the Hacienda on US 93. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.mountainmanevents.com/turkeytrot.htm. 

Ranger Talk: Public Lands: Treasures of Southern Nevada, Nov 30

Rangers will share information about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley. Talks are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990. 

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