Lake Mead Launch Ramps

Hemenway Boat Launch Ramp

Launch into Adventure

Visitors can access Lake Mead's launch ramps with a park entrance pass. It's important to note that all watercraft must be inspected for invasive species prior to launching, and boaters should always be aware of speed limits, no-wake zones, and other regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

Declining water levels due to climate change and 20 years of ongoing drought have reshaped the park’s shorelines. As Lake Mead continues to recede, extending launch ramps becomes more difficult and more expensive due to the topography and projected decline in water levels.

Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and stay informed by checking current conditions and alerts. Be prepared for longer wait times for launching and recovery. Ongoing maintenance and construction at ramps may require temporary closures. Check Twitter for additional updates (account not required to view).

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Check our alerts and conditions page to learn about closures, weather, and launch ramp conditions before visiting.

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      Last updated: April 8, 2024

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