Lake Mead National Recreation Area


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Address:601 Nevada Hwy
Boulder City, NV 89005

Phone:702-293-8990
Fax:702-293-8936
Web: www.nps.gov/lame/
Size: 1,495,664 acres.
Established: Administered under cooperative agreements with Bureau of Reclamation on October 13, 1936, and July 18, 1947. Name changed from Boulder Dam National Recreation Area on August 11, 1947. Established on October 8, 1964.
Location:In southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. Headquarters is in Boulder City, NV, 27 miles southeast of Las Vegas. There are 9 paved access roads into the national recreation area.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, marinas, ferry service, bathhouse, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, water-skiing, fishing, kayaking, auto touring.
Special Features:Lake Mead, formed by Hoover Dam, and Lake Mohave, by Davis Dam, on the Colorado River and more than one million acres of surrounding desert and mountains comprise this first national recreation area established by an act of Congress. Nine developed areas on both lakes offer a wide range of accommodations and services year-round.

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There, they will be safety briefed and driven to the staging area to choose various exotic and/or muscle cars for a self-driven guided tour around Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Once the driving tours are complete, a transporter will return guests to their hotel.
Patterns of metal composition and biological condition and their association in male common carp across an environmental contaminant gradient in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada and Arizona, USA.
"The project is unique in that it will pass through an environmentally sensitive area within Lake Mead National Recreation Area and in direct proximity to a national historic landmark," says Zanetell.
* Nevada--helped the River Mountains Trail Partnership complete a 30-mile loop trail connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Hoover Dam with Boulder City, Henderson, and the Las Vegas Valley.
This year's winner, chosen by his peers, was Dale Antonich, chief ranger at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and a 27-year veteran.
The Mojave Desert is one of the last, relatively intact desert ecosystems in America--and the land up for grabs has long provided critical corridors for wildlife, connecting parks like Mojave National Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Air quality, historic park views, natural soundscapes, and wildlife would suffer--and even though they may be hard to see, there is wildlife out there (see "Forged in Flames," pg.
This alternative was dropped because it would require the construction of 36 km of new highway approaches in Nevada and Arizona, most of it in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which constitutes a section 4(f) impact under DOT regulations.
CONTACT: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, www.nps.gov/lame or (702) 293-8990.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The park has 1.5 million acres, including 1,000 miles of shoreline.

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