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Entrance Fee Waived for Lake Mead Saturday

Entrance Fee Waived for Lake Mead Saturday

 

Going to Lake Mead will not cost a penny Saturday because of National Get Outdoors Day.

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is waiving all entrance fees. The waiver only applies to entrance fees. There will still be fees for camping, lake use and other special amenities. There are also several activities planned for the day including:

  • Beach cleanup at Callville Bay
  • Informal talks with park rangers in many areas of the park from Echo Bay to Katherine Landing
  • Evening talk about roadrunners at Boulder Beach campground
  • Evening talk about spiders and other insects at Cottonwood Cove

The Western National Parks Association store, 601 Nevada Way, will also offer a 15 percent discount on all items, including books, postcards, T-shirts and gifts.

 

Free Fishing Day Planned for June

Free Fishing Day Planned for June

Anglers of every age will get a chance to fish for free Saturday, June 9.  Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Free Fishing Day will allow people to fish at any public waterway without a license or trout stamp.

The event will be available at two places in southern Nevada: Veterans Memorial Park pond in Boulder City and at Floyd Lamb State Park. The event in Boulder City will include a fishing derby for all ages. There will also be booths where people can learn about the fish and plants found around southern Nevada. Experts will be on hand to show people how to tie knots, select bait and fish safely.

Registration for the Boulder City event starts at 7:30 a.m. The fishing will be from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Floyd Lamb Park event will start at 7:30 a.m. Loaner rods and tackle will be available from the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The equipment must be returned by noon. It is also sponsored by Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross.  

 

Lake Mead Offers Free Entrance for Members of Military

Lake Mead Offers Free Entrance for Members of Military

Active members of the military and their families will able to get into all national parks for free.

The offer is part of Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is part of the offer. Those interested in getting the free passes must show a current military ID at any of the park entrance stations or park headquarters, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City.

“We all owe a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country,” said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson. “We are proud to recognize these brave men and women and hope that a visit to this or any national park will offer an opportunity to unwind, relax, rejuvenate, and just have fun with their families.”

The pass also allows free entrance to sites managed by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service.

Free Entry at Lake Mead for National Park Week

Free Entry at Lake Mead for National Park Week

 

National Park Week will be celebrated at Lake Mead National Recreation Area starting Saturday with a host of events.

April 21-29 will be the dates for free entry and events for the family.

National Park Week Events at Lake Mead National Recreation Area:

Family Fishing Event Planned for Saturday

 

The spring weather is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. This weekend the Nevada Division of Wildlife is holding a family fishing event.

The Let’s Move Outside and Go Fishing event is Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Park Fishing Pond, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with fishing going from 8 a.m. to noon. Loaner equipment will be available. Fishing experts will provide information on casting and on species found in southern Nevada waterways.

A fishing license will be needed for people 12 years and older. People can get a license through the Nevada Division of Wildlife website, ndow.org.

Grueling Triathlon Starts Saturday

Some of the best triathletes in the country are returning to Boulder City this weekend for LeadmanTri 125.

This is the second year of the grueling triathlon that takes athletes from the shores of Lake Mead through Boulder City. The race starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. Professionals and amateurs will start with a 2.5-kilometer swim in the lake starting at Boulder Beach. From there, they’ll jump on bicycles for a 109.5-kilometer race through twisting desert roads. They’ll finish up with a 13-kilometer run up the River Mountain Trail into Boulder City.

There are more than 100 triathletes signed up for the race and more than 20 of those racers are local.