79°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Lake Mead launches selfie scavenger hunt

Have you been to Lake Mead or Lake Mohave? Here’s your chance to prove it.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has launched a Take a Selfie Scavenger Hunt to encourage people to visit five areas in the Mead district and five areas in the Mohave district.

To show off their adventure, all they have to do is take a selfie, a photo of themselves using their own camera or phone. Then they can share it on their favorite social media sites using #MeadSelfie or #MohaveSelfie.

“We see selfies taken from within the park on social media every day,” said Christie Vanover, public affairs officer. “Through this campaign, we’re hoping people will discover new areas of the park.”

Taylor Nunley, a UNLV student working at the park for the semester, grew up in Boulder City, yet she had never been to Redstone, which is located along Northshore Road in the Mead District. She now lists Redstone as one of her favorite spots in the park.

“Redstone is a hidden wonder of Lake Mead National Recreation Area,” she said. “Out of the 20 years I’ve lived here, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get there. The historical geology is breathtaking. It’s easy to rock climb, it’s dog friendly, and it’s a fun date.”

Visitors can snap a photo at one location, or accept the challenge and try to snap all 10. There is a mix of locations on land and water.

The scavenger hunt locations for #MeadSelfie are Hoover Dam (from the lake), Lake Mead Overlook, Redstone Picnic Area, the Temple and the Narrows. The locations for #MohaveSelfie are Princess Cove, Nelson Landing, Cottonwood Cove Campgrounds, Willow Beach Fishing Pier and Nevada Telephone Cove

For help finding these locations, stop by the visitor center or visit www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/selfie.htm.

Select photos will be featured on the National Park Service website and Lake Mead National Recreation Area social media pages.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Lake gets slight boost, but drier times ahead

After falling more than 27 feet since the start of the year, Lake Mead got a bit of a bump thanks in part to the August monsoon season.

Grant aims to help protect, conserve endangered species

While many people are fretting over the massive reduction of water at Lake Mead, the over 387 species of animals that call the lake home have also had to adjust to the drought.

Lake Mead forecast to drop 30 feet in 2 years

Lake Mead is projected to drop about 30 feet over the next two years based on the “most probable” outlook by the Bureau of Reclamation released Aug. 31.

Proper pool drainage prevents water waste

Despite the heat wave, it’s getting close to the time of year when swimming pool owners might drain their summertime splash/tanning zone for winter.

Joint pact pledges water cuts, efforts to battle drought

Major urban water suppliers up and down the Colorado River, including the Southern Nevada Water Authority, announced on Aug. 24, a joint commitment to significantly expand water conservation efforts and reduce water demands.

New panel of experts to explore drought solutions

Some of Nevada’s top water conservation and climate science minds are coming together to help the state handle the worsening drought and declining levels at Lake Mead.

Remains at lake identified as missing LV man

The Clark County coroner’s office on Aug. 24 identified Thomas Erndt as the man whose remains were found at Lake Mead in May.

Online Extra: Nevada seeks D.C.’s help on West drought cuts

Nevada officials are calling on the federal government to take a stronger role in the negotiations to address the Western drought after Colorado River states failed to meet a federal deadline to propose solutions.