What's Open and What's Closed

The NPS is focused on ensuring employees, their families, volunteers and visitors are safe by following the most current guidance from the CDC, Office of Personnel Management, Office of Emergency Management, and other federal, state and local health authorities.

We encourage all visitors, particularly the most vulnerable, including the elderly and people with underlying conditions, to follow CDC guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. These measures include following routine precautions like washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, please stay home if you feel sick.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, in response to Nevada Declaration of Emergency Directive 003 issued by the Governor of the State of Nevada, has implemented modifications to operations to support federal, state and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The park will continue to support visitor and resource protection.
  • Anyone may enter the park on foot, bicylce or in a wheelchair.
  • All trails
    • With the exception of Goldstrike Canyon
  • Overlooks
  • Hemenway Fishing Pier
  • Shorelines
    • With the exception of beach areas
  • All roads and parking lots are closed to vehicles

  • All park facilities, including restrooms, launch ramps, beaches, picnic areas, campgrounds and marinas
  • Lake Mead Visitor Center and Headquarters Lobby
  • Goldstrike Canyon Trail
  • Nevada Telephone Cove
  • Six Mile Cove
  • Nine Mile Cove
  • Overnight camping is prohibited at this time
  • All park roads and parking areas
  • All trails
    • With the exception of White Rock Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring and Liberty Bell Arch
  • Park facilities, including most restrooms, launch ramps, beaches, picnic areas
  • Willow Beach Fishing Pier
  • Camping is allowed in the backcountry
  • Temple Bar Campground
    • Check with concessioners for the status of Katherine Landing and Willow Beach Campgrounds
  • White Rock Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring and Liberty Bell Arch
  • For the status of commercial operations, such as marinas, RV parks, raft trips, cruises, outfitters and special events like races, please contact the businesses directly to see if they have adjusted operations.
  • The park will not issue permits nor conduct on-site public or educational programs.

The Superintendent has granted concessioners permission to allow tenants in their trailer villages and on live-aboard vessels in marinas to voluntarily shelter in place. The intent of this authorization is to accommodate tenants who prefer to remain at these locations for their health and safety during the pandemic. To request permission to shelter in place, tenants must contact their site managers. Managers also reserve the right to revoke this privilege, if they feel abuses are taking place.

While Tenants Are in the Shelter in Place Status
  • Tenants may come and go from the park for essential services.
  • Tenants may participate in day-use recreation, including walking, hiking and bicycling in open areas of the park consistent with the rest of the public. They may not drive their vehicles to otherwise closed areas of the park.
  • Boats shall remain in their slips, unless they are being moved to access the dump station.
  • All other rules and regulations of the park should be followed.
For Tenants Who Are Not in Shelter in Place Status
  • They will be granted access to the park to check on their property or remove their property.
  • Vessels may also be removed by a business with a commercial use authorization with the owner's approval.

Explore Responsibly

Spread out
While you're enjoying the park, we encourage you to distance yourselves from each other to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Pack it in, pack it out
Increased crowds have created more litter. Use trash bins or take your trash home.

Prepare ahead
Restrooms in Nevada are closed.

Last updated: March 27, 2020

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601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005


(702) 293-8990

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