Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

News in Lake Mead

National Park Service goes green while replacing damaged structures

June 7, 2011, 1:16 pm
From a distance, the new building at Lake Mohave's Cotton­wood Cove Marina looks like any other office building except that a dock leads to its front door instead of a sidewalk. But a closer look reveals that this 2,000-square-foot marina operations facility is unlike any other in the world. In fact, ...

Project gives bighorn sheep safe passage over busy highway

February 22, 2011, 3:47 pm
Desert bighorn sheep are finding safe passage over U.S. 93 in Arizona thanks to three wildlife bypasses that opened in January, part of an effort by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to protect the animals and drivers. Last week, the department recorded some of the first rams to use ...

Drought has Lake Mead at historic low

January 24, 2011, 11:39 am
The advice given to boaters here these days - "If you haven't been to Lake Mead lately, you haven't been to Lake Mead" - sounds like a marketing slogan dreamed up to lure return business. Except in this case the advice is true. slideshow Low water levels at Lake Mead The drought ...

Eagles flying high at Lake Mead

January 10, 2011, 7:53 am
Bald eagles are back soaring in record numbers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, four years after the once-imperiled, iconic bird of prey was taken off the nation's list of endangered species. During their annual winter survey Thursday, wildlife biologists from the National Park Service, UNLV's Public Lands Institute and ...

Top Ten Water Parks

August 6, 2010, 11:37 am
In an effort to keep you nice and cool during the dog days of summer, we’ve come up with ten of the best places to kick off your shoes, enjoy the scenery and relax. Each of these parks offers exceptional opportunities for swimming, kayaking, rafting and boating; all that’s ...

Grand Circle

August 5, 2010, 9:31 am
The Grand Circle is a beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated Scenic Byways.   Some of America’s ...

Park police targeting vandalism in Lake Mead area

November 16, 2009, 7:11 am
The National Park Service says it is increasing police patrols to stop illegal off-highway vehicle use and vandalism in wilderness areas in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area southeast of Boulder City. Chief Ranger Mary Hinson says some sites in the Black Canyon and Eldorado wilderness near the Colorado River have become popular places ...

Celebrate Thanksgiving on a Houseboat!

October 22, 2009, 8:10 am
Forever Resorts is offering a special holiday deal for Thanksgiving: Save 40% on houseboat rentals AND they'll even provide the turkey!To learn more about this special offer, visit their ...

Lakes in the desert promise year-round houseboating fun

October 22, 2009, 7:41 am
Warm up to fall and winter on the scenic desert lakes including Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and Lake Amistad. Discover why long time houseboaters ply these waters year round and why some will tell you that the cold months are the "real gem time to go!" The ...

Check out the Arizona side of Lake Mead

September 18, 2009, 6:43 am
Visit the Arizona side of Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in America, and enjoy the full service Temple Bar Resort and Marina. This "relaxed" side of the lake is only a one and a half hours drive from Las Vegas NV, (stop and see Hoover Dam on your way), four hours ...

Summer Getaway: Lake Mead National Recreation Area

August 19, 2009, 8:34 am
The best variety of outdoor fun in the desert Southwest is just a half-day’s drive from Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but if you need a break, the park is only 40 minutes away. In the ...

Scientists Report on Explosive Growth of Invasive Quagga Mussels

January 15, 2009, 8:51 am
Pesky quagga mussels that can clog water pipes and marine equipment at lakes Mead and Mohave are multiplying at an eye-popping rate. They've produced dense colonies in a two-year span that rival those in the Great Lakes region, where they've been a nuisance for more than a decade, scientists said ...

Man hiking in Lake Mead Rec. Area Dies in Fall

November 17, 2008, 7:15 am
National Park Service officials say a 35-year-old Las Vegas man fell to his death while hiking in the Lake Mead Recreation Area in northwestern Arizona ...

Park Worker Gets Award for Cataloging Cultural Resources

October 16, 2008, 2:02 pm
From the Alaska bush country to the rugged coasts of Hawaii's Molokai island, Lake Mead National Recreation Area cultural resources chief Rosie Pepito has worked in some of the world's most remote ...

Park Service to Waive Fees Saturday at Lake Mead

September 24, 2008, 2:15 pm
Residents who plan to visit Lake Mead on Saturday can leave their money at home. The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day. Fees are being waived at all 147 national parks across the country ...