Free September Events at Lake Mead Recreation Area

Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail at Lake Mead near Boulder City, NevadaHey, let’s check out just SOME of the FREE events taking place at Lake Mead Recreational Area for the month of September.

There are all sorts of things happening, but I just picked out the top half dozen I thought sounded the neatest for ya!

Thanks to our peeps at the National Park Service for sending over this schedule to share. Have fun!

September 7th: Stargazing Party: Discover the night sky with Lake Mohave District park rangers at Nevada Telephone Cove at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

Four 10-inch telescopes, provided by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, will be available so visitors can take a closer look at the stars and planets.

There will also be an interpretive talk on the history and astronomy of the North Star. No pets allowed. Reservations are not needed for this free event. For more information, call 928-754-3272.

September 14th: Evening Stroll at Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail
Go on an easy three-mile ranger-guided moonlight stroll through the tunnels used during the construction of the Hoover Dam Sept. 14. Bring a flashlight.

Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required for this free event. Dogs are not permitted.

September 20th: Ranger Campground Program: ‘Desert Tortoise: Hero of the Desert’
Join Ranger Frank at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Boulder Beach Campground Amphitheater to hear the story of the desert tortoise, the Mojave Desert’s greatest survivor.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

September 21st: Ranger Campground Program: ‘Adapting to the Mojave Desert’
Join Ranger Toyya at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Boulder Beach Campground Amphitheater to learn about the special traits that help animals survive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

September 27th: Ranger Campground Program: ‘Desert Tortoise: Hero of the Desert’ [Encore]
Join Ranger Frank at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Boulder Beach Campground Amphitheater to hear the story of the desert tortoise, the Mojave Desert’s greatest survivor.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

September 28th: Free Park Admission
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is offering free entry into the park Sept. 28 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The day, celebrated by federal land areas across the U.S., began in 1994 to encourage caring for the nation’s shared lands. Today, it is the largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance publicly held lands for the greater enjoyment and enrichment of all who visit.

Fee-free days only apply to entrance fees. Fees for camping, lake use or use of concessions still apply. At the Alan Bible Visitor Center, the Western National Parks Association Bookstore will offer a 15 percent discount on bookstore items, such as books, postcards, T-shirts and other gifts. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

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