Updated September 2, 2021 - 12:30 pm
With Labor Day approaching, officials are reminding visitors not to bring pool toys to Lake Mead.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area prohibits the use of inflatable and non-inflatable pool toys, including armbands (water wings), beach balls and pool noodles.
“Due to the numerous drownings and rescue operations required, inflatable pool toys are now prohibited at Lake Mead National Recreation Area,” said acting Superintendent Randy LaVasseur. “Leave them in the pool where they belong. The weather conditions at Lake Mead can change quickly, putting visitors lives in danger.”
Inflatable kayaks, paddle boards, kite boards and float tubes, which fall under the U.S. Coast Guard’s definition of a vessel, are not included on the list of prohibited items. Also, water-based recreation items used for attaching to or towing behind a vessel are OK for use at the lake.
Lake Mead officials remind visitors they are required to wear a USCG-approved life vest or jackets while on the water.
More information can be found at www.nps.gov/lake.