Tourism to Lake Mead continues to be an important economic boost to our area according to a recent press release. “A new National Park Service report shows that 7.6 million visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 2018 spent an estimated $336 million in local gateway communities while visiting the park. These expenditures supported a total of 3,990 jobs, $149 million in labor income, $247 million in value added and $397 million in economic output in local gateway economies surrounding Lake Mead National Recreation Area.”
With all of that in mind, we’re super lucky to have this local resource literally at our doorsteps! Here’s what’s going on down at the lake this month:
Ranger Program: Starry, Starry Night Hike, June 1
Join rangers for a night hike from 8-10 p.m. June 1 on the Historic Railroad Trail. Learn about the dark skies of Lake Mead while hiking along an old railroad bed. This is an easy 3-mile round- trip hike. For more information and to make a reservation, call 702-293-8990.
Free Fishing Days, June 1 and 8
In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week June 1-9, Arizona and Nevada are offering free fishing days. Visitors to Lake Mead and Lake Mohave can fish without a license in Arizona on June 1 and in Nevada on June 8.
Ranger Program: Free Fishing Day, June 8
Join rangers June 8 for Free Fishing Day at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City, Nevada. There will be a booth set up with information about water safety and invasive species from 7:30-11 a.m. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Program: Full Moon Hike, June 15
Join rangers for a night hike from 8-10 p.m. June 15 on the Bluffs Trail. Enjoy a moonlit-night while learning about lunar tales and constellations. This is a moderate 3-mile round-trip hike. For more information and to make a reservation, call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Program: Star Party, June 29
Join rangers for a star party at the Alan Bible Visitor Center from 8:30-10 p.m. June 29. At 8:30 p.m., rangers will give a program on the stories of the stars. At 9 p.m., rangers will lead telescope viewing of Saturn, Jupiter and other deep space objects. For more information and to make a reservation, call 702-293-8990.