OCTOBER EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

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Date: October 2, 2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2015
Release No.: 2015-65
Contact: 702-283-2344

OCTOBER EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

BOULDER CITY, NEV. –The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area during the month of October.

Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Lifted, Oct 2

Seasonal fire restrictions on public lands in Southern Nevada managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service will be lifted Oct. 2.

ABA South Team Classic Fishing Tournament, Oct 2-3

Around 250 anglers will compete in the American Bass Association South Team Classic Fishing Tournament at Callville Bay Oct. 2-3. Visit www.americanbass.co for more information on this permitted event.

C.A.S.T. for Kids, Oct 3

Nearly 40 children with disabilities will have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing at the annual C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Las Vegas Boat Harbor Oct. 3. For more information call 702-293-8171 or visit www.castforkids.org/events-calendar/cast-events/lake-mead.

Silverman 70.3 IRONMAN Triathlon, Oct 4

Around 1,500 athletes from around the world will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Oct. 4 during the Silverman 70.3 IRONMAN Triathlon. The race begins at 7 a.m. with a 1.2-mile swim at Boulder Beach. Athletes will then transition to their bicycles where they will continue through 40 miles of the park, along scenic Lakeshore and Northshore roads. Cyclists will make a U-turn at mile marker 16.5 on Northshore to head back toward Lakeshore and exit the park at Lake Mead Parkway. The remainder of the race, including a 13.1-mile run, will conclude in Henderson. 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. The South Access Road at the end of Frontage Road near Boulder Beach will be closed the afternoon of Oct. 3 for set up. To view the course map or for more information on this permitted event, visit www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/silverman/athletes/course.aspx#axzz3nFzMGbG8.

Cottonwood Cove Beach Cleanup and Eco-Dive, Oct 10

Forever Resorts and the National Park Service are co-sponsoring a beach cleanup and eco-dive at Cottonwood Cove Oct. 10. Individuals, families and groups are welcome. Divers must show proof of current diving certification at registration. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. with the clean-up event and dive brief beginning at 9 a.m. All volunteers will return by noon for a lunch sponsored by Forever Resorts and prize drawing. Advanced registration is required. To register for the cleanup, call Nancy Bernard at 702-293-8714 or email e-mail us. To register for the eco-dive, please contact Greg Carter at Cottonwood Cove Resorts at 702-297-1464 or gcarter@foreverresorts.com.

Ranger Hike: Diversity: A Walking Conversation, Oct 10

Join rangers for a stroll along the Historic Railroad Trail 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 10. Hear the stories of the men from throughout the United States and the world who built the Hoover Dam, learn about the railroad used to construct it and share personal reflections. For more information and to reserve your spot please call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: Public Lands - Treasures of Southern Nevada, Oct11

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oc. 11 to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley.Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

Willow Beach Eco-Dive, Paddle Craft and Beach Cleanup, Oct 17

Forever Resorts, the Lower Colorado River Water Trail Alliance and the National Park Service are co-sponsoring a cleanup and eco-dive at Willow Beach Oct. 17. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to assist with the beach cleanup and paddle craft shoreline cleanup. Divers must show proof of current diving certification at registration. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the clean-up event and dive brief beginning at 9:30 a.m. All volunteers will return by noon for a lunch sponsored by Forever Resorts and prize drawing. Advanced registration is required. To register for the cleanup, call Nancy Bernard at (702) 293-8714 or email e-mail us. To register for the eco-dive, please contact Greg Carter at Cottonwood Cove Resorts at (702) 297-1464 or gcarter@foreverresorts.com. Space is limited.

Evening Program: Bats - Friend or Foe? Oct 17

Why are bats scary?Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 to explore bat myths and learn how bats benefit people. An added bonus will be watching the sun set over the lake.

Ranger Chat: The Mojave Desert - A Magical Land, Oct 18

Learn about the animals and plants that call this vibrant desert home at the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 18. Life is abundant and thriving in what many think is a barren landscape. Please call 702-293-8990 for more information.

Get Outdoors Nevada Day, Oct 24

Join rangers at Sunset Park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 during Get Outdoors Nevada Day. Learn about a variety of ways to have fun in the sun in Southern Nevada. Tour the Explore! Mobile Exhibit, which showcases the striking scenery of public lands, 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. Maps and brochures of Southern Nevada's public lands will also be available.

BBSC Pumpkinman Triathlon, Oct 24

Around 1,300 athletes will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area during the BBSC Pumpkinman Triathlon Oct. 24. The swim portion of the race takes place at Boulder Beach. Then, athletes will bike along Lakeshore Road and Northshore Road before transitioning onto the River Mountains Loop Trail at the Historic Railroad Trail parking lot. The race will conclude in 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://bbsctri.com/pumpkinman.

Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun-A Child's Nature Perspective, Oct 25

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25 to learn about a variety of ways children can learn about Lake Mead National Recreation Area and get in touch with nature. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

Evening Program:Halloween Crafts and Stories, Oct 30

Visit the Lake Mead Visitor Center from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 for spooky arts and crafts and scary stories.Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

Evening Hike: Scary, Scary Nights Hike, Oct 30

Join a ranger for a Halloween inspired hike along the Historic Railroad Trail from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. This spooky three-mile hike is open to families, and chances are guests might even see a bat or two. For more information and to make a reservation, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Program: All Day Halloween Fun, Oct 31

Join rangers from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center for an arts and crafts party. Guests can make desert animal masks and decorate Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

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Last updated: October 2, 2015

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