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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: September 10, 2014
Release No.: 2014-71
PASSENGER VEHICLES, SELECT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AUTHORIZED TO DETOUR 1-15 CLOSURE THROUGH LAKE MEAD
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – A portion of Interstate 15 in Southern Nevada remains closed due to flooding. The Nevada Department of Transportation has designated two routes for passenger and non-commercial vehicles. Those routes can be found online at http://nevadadot.com/Traveler_Info/i15Detour.aspx.
To further ease congestion, Lake Mead National Recreational Area is allowing all non-commercial vehicles (including RVs) and commercial vehicles with deliveries to or from the Moapa Valley and Mesquite regions to enter the park in Boulder City, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Overton, Nevada, without paying an entrance fee, until further notice.
While traveling along Northshore Road, visitors are encouraged to visit some of the park’s popular attractions:
Callville Bay is a lakeside area with a full-service marina, picnic areas, RV parking and campgrounds. Located near mile marker 11.
Redstone has picnic areas, restrooms and an easy half-mile trail that winds around ancient red sand dunes that were formed millions of years ago. Located near mile marker 27.
Echo Bay is another lakeside attraction with picnic areas, campgrounds and RV parking. Located near mile marker 36.
Rogers Spring is one of the park's many warm springs. The area offers picnic tables, restrooms and a .75-mile hiking trail. Located near mile marker 40.
For the latest updates on Nevada traffic, visit http://nevadadot.com/Traveler_Info/i15Detour.aspx.