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Lake Mead Fee-Free Day

Fee Free Day, Jan 18

Entrance fees will be waived at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Jan. 18 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fees for camping, lake use or use of concessions still apply. For more information, please call (702) 293-8906.

Photo courtesy NPS. 

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Trail Sampler Hiking Excursion

Explore three local trails and trailheads on this hiking excursion that includes transportation to and from the Downtown Recreation Center. Open to participants age 10 and older, though youth under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Registration required at

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10 Great Escapes for the last days of summer

TRAVEL: These vacation destinations are less than half a day’s drive from Henderson Sandwiched between one of the world’s top vacation destination cities and one of the nation’s most popular national parks, southeast valley residents need not look beyond their own backyard to find suitable diversions from summer doldrums. And despite something of an island […]

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Woman seriously injured in Lake Mead boat collision

NEWS: Two boats collide at Sandy Beach leaving woman with life threatening injuries -A collision between two boats at Sandy Beach in Lake Mead Wednesday, July 15, left one woman with injuries described as life threatening by a National Park Service statement. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at the popular beach area near Callville […]

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swimmer missing at Lake Mead

LAKE MEAD: Man failed to resurface after jumping from boat at Boulder Basin June 5 National Park Service rangers are searching for a man who was last seen in the water in the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead. Around 1:25 p.m. Sunday, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a call from […]

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NEWS: Body recovered from Lake Mohave

LAKE MEAD: Teenager went missing after jumping into water to aid distressed swimmer -A body has been recovered in Placer Cove on Lake Mohave where a teenage boy went missing April 1. National Park Service rangers began searching the area around 12:30 p.m. April 1 after witnesses said a teen jumped from a cliff to […]

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HEALTH: Watch out for Swimmer’s Itch

LAKE MEAD: Parasites from waterfowl feces can cause skin irritation on human skin, according to CDC – Every fall, waterfowl flock to shorelines at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Parasites present in some of these birds may come in contact with human skin and lead to Swimmer’s Itch. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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SPORTS: Visiting pro inspired by Henderson Ironman course

SPORTS: Professional Ironman 70.3 Silverman competitor discusses competing in Henderson as a professional triathlete. – Jennifer Lentzke, a 28 year old competitor from Austin Texas entered the Ironman 70.3 Silverman race after having been newly designated as a professional triathlete. Coming in at eighth place, she did not place high enough to take home any […]

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SPORTS: Ironman returns Sunday

IRONMAN: Silverman 70.3 competition to stretch from Lake Mead to Henderson Pavilion -– Around 2,000 athletes from around the world will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Oct. 5 for the IRONMAN 70.3 Silverman. The race begins at 7 a.m. with a 1.2-mile swim at Boulder Beach where water temperatures are around 75 degrees. […]

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