Lake Mead’s water levels are the lowest they have been in history and will continue to drop over the summer.
Visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area pumped $311 million into the economies of surrounding cities, with more than 75 percent of that benefiting Southern Nevada, according to a newly released National Park Service study.
In celebration of National Park Week, the Lake Mead Institute is holding Find Your Park Day on Saturday. Visitors are invited to participate in a variety of activities that will showcase the recreational opportunities available at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
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This weekend kicks off National Park Week as Lake Mead National Recreation Area, like parks around the country, celebrates the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary with zero entrance fees and a cornucopia of events.
The National Park Service is considering closing two trails at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on an annual seasonal basis after four deaths in two summers forced the trails’ temporary closure.
Around 80 volunteers will pick up trash along 3 miles of the lower Colorado River along the Black Canyon National Water Trail by canoe, kayak, foot and diving between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday.
Marshmallows are an old favorite around the campfire, but this spring the classic treat is serving a new purpose: promoting safe habits at Lake Mead National Recreation Area for the fast-approaching summer.
Area science and nature enthusiasts scoured more than 4 square miles around Lake Mead on Saturday, as part of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversay celebration, cataloging and learning about the national recreation area’s plethora of flora and fauna.
The National Park Service invites residents of all ages and backgrounds to participate in a nature exploration event March 19 at Lake Mead.