LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — More than 8 million people visited Lake Mead National Recreation Area last year, making it the fifth-most visited site in the National Park Service.
According to new figures from federal park officials, the figures from 2020 increased from 2019, when there were 7.5 million visitors.
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That's despite a six-week closure in the spring due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
"The recreation opportunities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are endless, making it a fantastic getaway that’s just minutes from Las Vegas," Superintendent Margaret L. Goodro said in a press release. "We are glad so many more visitors enjoyed the healthy benefits of having fun outdoors hiking, fishing, and enjoying watersports."
If you do visit Lake Mead, park officials remind people that face coverings are required in all buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on federally managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained.