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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: Dec. 15, 2016
Release No.: 2016-59
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA JAN 5-28
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Jan. 5-28.
Ranger Program: Wilderness at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Jan 5
Join a ranger at REI Boca Park at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 to learn about Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s wilderness areas. This is part of the Friends of Nevada Wilderness monthly Wild Speaker Series. For more information, call REI Boca Park at 702-951-4488.
Ranger Program: Coyotes: What You Should Know, Jan 7
Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater at 4 p.m. Jan. 7 to learn more about the wily and opportunistic coyote. Find out why coyotes should be observed from a distance. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Chat: Public Lands: Treasures of Southern Nevada, Jan 14
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 14 to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
BBSC Lake Mead Marathon, Jan 14
Around 600 athletes will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Jan. 14 for the BBSC Lake Mead Marathon. The run begins at Boulder Beach and continues on the newly-paved River Mountains Loop Trail. The race includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.bbscrun.com/lake-mead-marathon-01-14-17.
Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun: A Child’s Nature Perspective, Jan 15
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 15 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.
Fee Free Day, Jan 16
Entrance fees will be waived at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Jan. 16 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fees for camping, lake use or use of concessions still apply.
Ranger Hike: Owl Canyon, Jan 21
Join a ranger Jan. 21 for a hike that winds into a narrow canyon where birds of prey have been spotted in the past. Explore a twisting wash with multiple signs of life. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Chat: The Mojave Desert: A Magical Land, Jan 22
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 22 to learn about 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.
Ranger Program: Energy Innovation at the Park, Jan 28
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 for Energy Innovation Day. Join rangers and local experts for programs and art activities that explore the changing energy needs of the southwestern United States. For more information, call 702-293-8990.