Lake Mead National Recreation Area may be centered around water, but there also is a land mass attached to the NRA, and wilderness areas within that mass. Now the park staff is working to develop a management plan for those areas.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
The value of wilderness can be defined in many ways. In the following video produced by the National Park Service, the cultural side of wilderness is explored through the Mojave tribe.
ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, which manages lodging in a number of national parks, has been awarded a 10-year concession contract to operate Lake Mead National Recreation Area's sightseeing boat tours.
Among the many casualties of the government shutdown are some of the popular webcam views of locations around the National Park System, since NPS and some other government web services have been disabled for the duration of the dispute. If you enjoy the ability to check in on favorite park locations via those cameras, all is not lost, however, and we'll provide some tips about park webcam views provided by non-government sources.
Once the partial government shutdown ends -- and it will -- and the National Park System is back in business, advocates want to see Congress properly fund the National Park Service.
Around the country, as the partial government shutdown moves into its second week, taxpayers angry with the closure of national parks are showing their disgust through civil disobedience, mockery, and anger directed at the National Park Service.
The numbers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are sobering: the leading cause of unintentional deaths at the park is drowning and none of the drowning victims were wearing a life jacket. The park is trying to change those statistics by offering free loaner life jackets at two popular swim beaches.
New Water-Filling Station At Lake Mead National Recreation Area Helps Cut Disposable Plastic Water Bottle Use
A new water-filling station at the main visitor center for Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been in service for six months, and in addition to reducing the use of disposable plastic water bottles, the filtered water is catching on with visitors. Since its installation, the station has been used to fill 13,600 water bottles.
Visitation to Lake Mead National Recreational Area has risen more than 6 percent this year, with nearly 3.4 million people having visited the NRA that sprawls over parts of Nevada and Arizona.
In the wake of one death, and with continued unrelenting heat in the forecast, Lake Mead National Recreation Area officials are cautioning visitors to take it easy during their visit to the NRA.