Reliable Business Opportunities

Lake Mead National Recreation Area supports the National Park Service mission by utilizing sound business practices in management of commercial visitor services, park partnerships and special park uses.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been seen in many movies, television shows, and even in photos as the backdrop for special events.

Please choose from the selection below to better suit your needs.
  • Special Use Permits Files.
    Special Use Permits

    Many companies hold special events within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. These events are authorized through special use permits.

  • First Amendment with a gavel.
    First Amendment Permits

    Courts have held that certain activities associated with exercising these rights may be reasonably regulated to protect park resources.

  • A marina on a desert lake.
    Concessions Contracts

    Food, lodging, tours, marinas and many other recreational activities & amenities are managed by private businesses with long-term contracts.

  • A ranger pointing at a desert mountain.
    Scientific Research & Collecting Permits

    All research projects and/or specimen collection on National Park Service lands require a scientific research and collecting permit.

  • Kayakers in front of the Hoover Dam.
    Commercial Use Authorization Permits

    Individuals, groups, companies or other for-profit entities must obtain a commercial use authorization to conduct commercial activities.

  • A movie slate.
    Filming and Still Photography Guidelines

    Many movies have been filmed here. Learn about commercial filming and still photography.


Contracting & Procurement


National parks have buildings to construct, roads to pave, wastewater treatment plants to operate, and leaky roofs to repair. NPS offices purchase furniture, vehicles, office equipment and a host of other products. The National Park Service issues all bids and requests for proposals through the federal government's electronic business portals. Find the latest contracting opportunities for Lake Mead National Recreation Area at Contracting opportunities in FedBizOps.


Last updated: February 24, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


702 293-8990
Emergency: Dial 911 (24 hours); Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988 (24 hours); Visitor and Recreation Information: Dial 702-293-8990; Park Business and Administration: Dial 702-293-8906.

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