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Lake Mead officials announce area closure

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Date: November 3, 2023

BOULDER CITY, Nev.– Based on high levels of fecal bacteria in Arizona Hot Springs, the following park areas and facilities are closed, effective immediately, until further notice: Arizona Hot Springs Trail, Arizona Hot Springs, and the White Rock Canyon parking lot on Highway 93.   

Officials are taking corrective action to improve water quality over the next several days. We will reopen these areas once water quality meets federal and state safety standards. 

To ensure the safety of all guests, park staff routinely monitor water quality in and around Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  

This a reminder to the public to follow leave-no-trace principles, which include packing out trash and human waste (feces).  

For closures and other activities, please visit our website Alerts & Conditions - Lake Mead National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) ( 



Lake Mead National Recreation Area, just minutes from Las Vegas, offers Joshua trees, slot canyons, and night skies illuminated by the Milky Way. The park’s rocks are as red as fire, and the mountains are purple majesties. Lake Mead is the country’s first and largest national recreation area and one of the most visited national parks in the United States. Follow us at or on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Last updated: November 3, 2023

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