Lake Mead National Recreation Area
The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for boat tours and associated food services at the Hemenway Harbor area of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This is between two sections of the Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina Complex at the southwest end of the lake near Hoover Dam.
People seem to like numbers, and hierarchy, so here's a rundown of the leading units of the National Park System in terms of 2011 visitation. The first list combs through all 397 units in the system, while the second looks only at "national parks."
For at least the second time this summer, gasoline fumes are believed to be the culprit in a serious boating incident in a park. Five people were injured in an explosion aboard a boat at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.