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    May 15th is Peace Officers Memorial Day.

    We give special thanks to the Hoover Dam Police Department and our partner Law Enforcement Agencies that protect and serve the Bureau of Reclamation. We also pay special tribute to the 139 officers who have died in the line of duty since the founding of the Department of the Interior in 1849. "It is among our highest priorities to focus on health and safety. I thank each of you for your service and ask that you continue to take care of each other while protecting the Hoover Dam and providing for the safety to those who visit and work here." - Hoover Dam Police Chief Mary C. Hinson Read More →
  • Commuting employee unintentionally transforms into highway hero

    “I have never taken that route to the University of Phoenix southwest campus. I was leaving the job to work on my dissertation paper,” said Human Resources Assistant Ronald L. Thomas, Jr. Yes, it was a relatively routine Monday evening on April 4, but then, things changed.“ On Monday on his way home, he was on Lake Mead Parkway and the I-215 exit right in front of Fiesta Casino, where he witnessed a red sports car hit an SUV and one other vehicle,” said Chonette Taylor-smith, Staffing and Classification Group Manager. Read More →
  • Interior Department Releases Report Underscoring Impacts of Climate Change on Western Water Resources

    Putting the national spotlight on the importance of water sustainability, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation released a basin-by-basin report that characterizes the impacts of climate change and details adaptation strategies to better protect major river basins in the West that are fundamental to the health, economy, security and ecology of 17 Western states. Read More →
  • Jacklynn Gould Named Deputy Regional Director for Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region

    The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Regional Director Terry Fulp announced the selection of Jacklynn L. Gould (Jaci) as the Region’s new Deputy Regional Director. Gould began working in the Boulder City headquarters on March 1, 2016. Read More →
  • Water Education Foundation Bus Sets Sail for a Three-day Water Tour

    On Wednesday, March 2, the Water Education Foundation’s (WEF) annual tour of the lower Colorado River set sail from the parking garage at Hoover Dam for a three-day bus tour of the Reclamation facilities, riverine environments and municipal projects along the river. Read More →

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Recreation & Public Use

Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Land Use

The public may apply to use Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies, and may engage in the use only after proper authorization is received from Reclamation. Use authorizations are not required for permitted public recreational use of recreation areas and facilities open to the public. Read More →


Reclamation Recreation Map Reclamation Recreation Website

Reclamation projects have created a variety of recreation opportunities on the rivers downstream from the dams, including world class whitewater rafting and fishing opportunities. Read More →


Reclamation Recreation Map Recreation.gov

Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips at Reclamation facilities and at all of America's public places. Read More →


Last Updated: 5/12/16