Around 2,000 athletes from around the world will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sunday for the Ironman 70.3 Silverman.
The Lake Mead National Recreation Area turns 50 Wednesday, and throughout the years it has cultivated a distinct landscape for the National Park Service.
The contrasting elements of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area give it an aura unmatched by any other.
National Park Service park ranger Marc Burt was named the 2014 Boating State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, marking the first time a park ranger has won the award in Nevada.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be a living classroom for teachers through Lake Mead Institute’s professional development series’ workshop Climate Change in the Desert Southwest.
Flash floods have forced the closure of the access road for the historic town of St. Thomas within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. More storms are possible this week and there is no estimate for when the road will reopen.
Tourism numbers at Lake Mead have dropped dramatically since last year, and park officials are attributing it to the decrease in the nation’s largest man-made reservoir.
Eldorado Canyon Road, which leads to Nelson’s Landing on Lake Mohave, will reopen temporarily for Labor Day weekend. However, additional closures are planned for the next two months for repairs after a storm washed away a large portion of pavement on the eastbound side.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service Monday by waiving its $10 entrance fee. Birthday cake also will be available at the visitor center, starting at 1 p.m.
Nevada will save close to $1 million per year after the Colorado River Commission and the state treasurer’s office issued a bond to cut debt related to Hoover Dam.
Water suppliers from the four largest communities served by the Colorado River have finalized an $11 million agreement to prop up the drought-stricken river by paying cities, farms and industrial operations to cut their use.
Three roads are closed within Lake Mead National Recreation Area because of recent flash floods. More storms are expected this afternoon.
Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area are temporarily closed as a safety measure during the summer’s hottest months.
It was hot, and Jorge Luna wanted to go for a swim.
Visitors who made their way to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 2013 spent $260 million in neighboring communities, according to a National Park Service report released Wednesday morning.